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May 27th, 2009, 07:20 PM
I'm new to Ubuntu, and was wondering if people could recommend cool stuff for me to install, like themes, or mac-style task bars. Anything really.

May 27th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums,

For themes you could look at Gnome-Look (http://www.gnome-look.org)
Dock wise, you could try Avant Window Manager or Cairo Dock
Compiz-Fusion (http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-Compiz-Fusion-on-Ubuntu-58113.shtml)would also give you all you all "eye candy" you could want. Though it depends on your hardware specifications.

Hope this helps you.

-Ash R

May 27th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Install ubuntu-tweak

It's really useful and it's lists lots of cool apps you could try out.


Also, a cool app I've discovered lately, tdfsb. You can find it in Synaptic. It's a cool toy, you can fly through your filesystem visually, like so:

http://garbledzombie.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/snapshot1.png (http://garbledzombie.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/snapshot1.png)


May 27th, 2009, 08:38 PM
first things i install after upgrading are

for emails
mozilla thunderbird

for converting movies
(will convert dvd's to psp and ipod)and others

for converting sound/music
Sound converter
(will convert even the most obscure sound file types)

codec for watching dvds

for compiling sofware

and for codecs and plugins (flash pluginn etc.)
ubuntu restricted extras

you can find all these in the synaptic package manager

May 27th, 2009, 08:48 PM
if you want to make ubuntu look like windows or mac you'll probably want to install emerald theme manager.
then you can go to gnome-look (http://www.gnome-look.org/) and download any theme you like the look of.

there are plenty guides about installing themes.

I made mine look like vista.
ubuntu is awesome, but its f&cking ugly to start with.

May 27th, 2009, 08:55 PM
sweet jesus tdfsb is fun, thanks for the heads up on that one