View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to make Ubuntu more beautiful?

December 10th, 2011, 09:09 PM
Hi Folks,

I'm a perpetual Ubuntu tinkerer. I have a hard time using it full time due to windows apps I struggle to replace, but still love it. Recently, I built a new tower, best I've every had (phenom 2 4-core, 8 gigs memory, solid state drive, etc). I have come to find that, for me, KDE is much more visually appealing than Unity or Gnome. I suppose this is my preference for the looks of Qt than for GTK? Anyway, I seem to have tons of issues with keeping Kubuntu from breaking in some way; I've installed probably three different time within the last few months. Ubuntu seems to me much more reliable with much more "support" out there.

Hence my question, how can I beautify Ubuntu? I like the gloss and looks of plasma and oxygen. I dislike the "flatness" and "blandness" of gnome. Is there a way to achieve a fully integrated look without tons of terminal coding? I don't mind Unity, but it seems totally locked down, as does the new Gnome shell. Suggestions? Keep in mind I'm not fluent in terminal commands, but am willing to try. Thanks for any suggestions!

December 11th, 2011, 05:36 AM

December 11th, 2011, 08:36 AM
Excellent link lolpenguin. I frequent webupd8 from time to time, but was unaware of that post. Thank you.

December 11th, 2011, 09:41 AM

I prefer keeping Unity's panel on the left, but this tutorial offers it on the bottom, with a few more tweaks as well