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9 Steps: Make a ultra cool and good looking desktop for your Ubuntu Linux machine in 30 minutes

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A clean install of Ubuntu the desktop looks not very cool at all. But relax, if you follow this guide you will be able to get a ultra cool desktop like this one.

It will probably work very well also on other linux distributions but due to lack of own experience I won’t guarantee that.

We will do following steps:

  • Change background picture

  • Change GTK2 theme with window border and controls
  • Change icon set
  • Change Fonts
  • Configure the top bar
  • Install a cool Mac-like dock (AWN)
  • Install and get conky up and running to get the geeky text information about RAM usage, processes etc
  • Change login theme
  • Change the ugly orange color which is between the login screen and your fully loaded desktop

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