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Building a glossier front end for MythTV

Josh Stewart loves MythTV -- so much so that he is building his own front-end app for it as a drop-in replacement for MythTV's default. The replacement is called Gloss, and although it isn't ready for prime time yet (no pun intended), its OpenGL effects and GStreamer bindings show plenty of promise.

Improve Google Earth’s Appearance

Google Earth has an official version for Linux and it runs natively unlike Picasa, which uses WINE. But you wouldn’t know looking at Google Earth’s interface in Linux; it looks like an ugly WINE application. I’ve got a how-to if you haven’t yet installed Google Earth.

Install Extra GNOME Themes

Looking for some Ubuntu themes? The GNOME themes extras package provides two excellent themes and some popular icon themes.

Fix your Gnome themes with Gnome Color Chooser!

Are you as sick of broken dark themes as I am? Many of you probably know that a lot of the darker themes you get at places like gnome-look many times are unusable because of things like text input-boxes have fault coloring, so you might not be able to see what you’re writing.

Ubuntu Human Theme for the iPhone

A member of several Ubuntu collaboration teams, including Ubuntu-Artwork has recreated the ubiquitous Human Theme for the iPhone. He plans on updating it for a simultaneous release with Hardy Heron. I was able to catch up with the creator and ask him a few questions.

Create Your Own Sexylicious Ubuntu Desktop

Many people asked about that very nice Ubuntu theme, which is actually a mockup, and they wanted to have such a beauty on their desktops. Therefore, this guide will teach you how to create your own "sexylicious" Ubuntu desktop! In other words, we will pimp your desktop and change its looks:

NEW SlickNesS Theme for Ubuntu!

I ran across another slick theme, its called SlickNess, It is actually pretty slick, reminds me of the Ubuntu Studio theme with a few nice improvements, let me know what you think.
This baby is easy to install, here are the directions:

Turn Ubuntu Blue Using Blubuntu

Spend a lot of time building a non-brown theme whenever you install Ubuntu? There’s a little-known theme called Blubuntu easily installable from the Ubuntu repositories that can switch every aspect of your desktop to blue.

Install new Slickness theme in Ubuntu Feisty Gutsy, and Heron

I ran across another slick theme, its called SlickNess, It is actually pretty slick, reminds me of the Ubuntu Studio theme with a few nice improvements, let me know what you think.

Theme Qt3 Applications in GNOME

Applications written with the Qt3 toolkit are usually found in KDE. However, GNOME users may find that there are many non-KDE applications that are using Qt, such as VirtualBox. By default, these applications use an ugly Motif theme. You can fix this without installing any KDE dependencies.

[old news] New Theme for Ubuntu 8.04 Deferred

The completely new theme for Ubuntu 8.04 has been deferred to the following release. The original plan was to have a fresh theme for every long-term-support release, starting with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. Now it has been decided to put off the redesign until Ubuntu 8.10.

Installing the Slim Glow Plasma Theme in KDE 4.0

If you’re not a fan of the large borders on the default KDE 4.0 Plasma theme, you’re in luck. The first themes for Plasma are starting to appear. Here’s how to install the new Slim Glow theme in KDE 4.0:

Theme GNOME Apps Running in KDE 4.0

The familiar GNOME applications that I have been using in KDE 4.0 since I started testing it all run without a theme. When you have GNOME installed as well as KDE 4.0, there’s a simple way to get your GNOME applications to use your current GTK theme while running in KDE.

How To Redesign Your Desktop The ‘WOW’ Way

I love Ubuntu as it is simply the best operating system that I have come across. If there is one thing that I dislike about Ubuntu, it has to be the desktop. Don’t get me wrong, it is not GNOME that I dislike, but the default color and theme that Ubuntu use for their distribution. I just can’t stand the brown color and theme.

Theming Firefox 2 For GTK-Like Tabs

Firefox 3 for Linux integrates with the current GTK theme. If you don’t want to run beta versions until the final release, you can get some of the same integration in Firefox 2 using a theme.

Ten Firefox themes for kids

Here are ten Firefox themes for web savvy children to enjoy this holiday vacation.

1. Super Mario Galaxy is here but you know how it all started. This Super Mario Bros. 3 theme gets you closer to Mario origins. (*)

Christmas Firefox Themes

It’s December, and with the holidays just around the corner it is time to spruce up your browser to help spread the Christmas cheer! What you need are some Christmas Firefox themes to get the ball rolling while you put up the decorations around the house. And we’ve got you covered in that department! :-)

Installing the Ubuntu Studio Theme

Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia creation focused distribution based on Ubuntu. It’s black and blue theme may appeal to you more the Ubuntu’s default brown. The Ubuntu Studio theme is easy to install in Ubuntu. Just run this command to install all the pieces:

Ubuntu Hardy Heron Theme Mockup

From the Ubuntu wiki HardyTheme page: "Our target audience will be drawn to ubuntu because of the fresh bling and simple beauty of the OS. Through this we can fix bug#1"

Clearlooks Compact Gnome Theme

I have been using Ubuntu for quite a while now, but one thing I really dislike is that all the themes are huge space wasters compared to Windows XP. This finally got me angry enough to create a customized version of the Clearlooks theme that tries to be very compact but still maintain its beautiful look. I like the result quite a lot, I have been using this theme for more than two weeks now and it works great. It is especially nice for intense applications like Eclipse.

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