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12 sexy Gnome themes for Ubuntu that are easy to install

A common complaint about Ubuntu is that its default Gnome themes (and the other selections it ships with) are unattractive. Personally, I think Dust is quite nice, but I'm always up for additional skins that are pleasing to the eye.

Bisigi has created a dozen very nice options, and they're dead simple to install. It's just a matter of adding a key and source to your software repositories. First, add the Bisigi PPA key via terminal:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0x1781bd45c4c3275a34bb6aec6e871c4a881574de
Then, head over to synaptic (or hack it into your sources via the terminal) and add:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bisigi/ppa/ubuntu [Karmic/Jaunty/Intrepid/Hardy] main
Then update your sources and search for zgegblog. Alternatively, you can just grab them from terminal:
sudo apt-get install zgegblog-themes
Once the command finishes, you'll be asked to select the correct aspect ratio for your screen (4:3 or 16:9), and then you're free to switch themes via your appearance preferences. That's Bamboo-zen in my screenshot above.

[via webUpd8]

Tags: bisigi, gdm, gnome, linux, sexy, themes, ubuntu

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