Re-do Ubuntu In Blue July 30, 2006Posted by Carthik in looks and feel, ubuntu.
Since a one-off complaint about Ubuntu is it’s “brownness”, I thought I’d mention a couple of quick and easy ways to make your Ubuntu blue if you like your operating system to be blue. I, by the way, love Ubuntu’s brown theme – that was one thing that really made an impression on me the first time – I mean, everything else is blue, so a change was refreshing to me.
For this post, I don’t have to do much work. A couple of folks have made it a lot easier for me, and I don’t see the point in rewriting the already excellent descriptions.
So let’s get down to converting Ubuntu to blue, shall we?:
Teenage Tantrum’s guide is very comprehensive and covers all bases. He even mentions the Blubuntu Ubuntu Artwork project which seems to suggest that a “unified” blubuntu theme will be available to users after August 12th.
Brent Roos’ Prescription includes a GTK theme, a metacity theme and an Icon theme with detailed instructions on how to get and install them. Note: The tango icon theme is very blue and in my opinion, very pretty. You might want to keep that as an option for the icons.
I haven’t had any customization or style guides posted here so far since I think it is all a matter of personal taste. I use a brown + graphite theme on both my computers and am happy with it. If you like screenshots and would like me to feature cool “looks” let me know, and I will try my best.