Dec 14, 2010

Free Download Themes For Ubuntu


Although there are a number of good quality themes available for Ubuntu through various sites like gnome-look and devianart, it is still a tough task to find good themes for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, which was released last year, in October 2009. There were only a limited number of new themes added to Karmic Koala. But, we have compiled here a list of free and attractive themes for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala.
These themes are provided by bisigi project. These themes are very easy to install in Karmic Koala, as you just have to add the required repositories and then type a general command with the name of the theme you want to apply.
e.g: sudo apt-get install theme-name

Follow these steps to add free and attractive themes to Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala:

1. First you have to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list. To do it, open a terminal and type the following command:
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
This command will open the file which contains the list of repositories. You have to add the following two lines to this file:
deb karmic main
deb-src karmic main

You can now save the file and exit.
2. In the next step you have to add the repository verification key (GPG Key). To do this, type in the terminal:
gpg --keyserver hkp:// --recv-key 881574DE && 881574DE ">gpg -a --export 881574DE | sudo apt-key add -
Now, you can update the source list by typing this command in the terminal:
sudo aptitude update
3. Now you can install all the themes by typing this command in the terminal:
sudo aptitude install zgegblog-themes
This command will install the following themes in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala:
Note: To install each theme separately, you can use type the command included with that theme in the terminal.
1. Showtime for Gnome
sudo apt-get install showtime-theme
2. Balanzan
sudo apt-get install balanzan-theme
3. Infinity
sudo apt-get install infinity-theme
4. Wild Shine
sudo apt-get install wild-shine-theme
5. Exotic
sudo apt-get install exotic-theme
6. Tropical
sudo apt-get install tropical-theme
7. Bamboo Zen
sudo apt-get install bamboo-zen-theme
8. Ubuntu Sunrise
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sunrise-theme
9. Aqua Dreams
sudo apt-get install aquadreams-theme
10. Ellanna
sudo apt-get install ellanna-theme
11. Orange
sudo apt-get install orange-theme
If you want to remove the full package containing all these themes, you can type the following command in the terminal:
sudo aptitude remove zgegblog-themes
If you want to remove individual theme, you can remove it by a command in this format:
sudo aptitude remove themename
where themname can be: showtime-theme, balanzan-theme and so on.
Did you liked these themes ? Tell us your experience through comments.

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