Top 10 Beautiful GDM Login Themes for Ubuntu (Linux)

You can tweak your login window as well.

This is the login window which you see when you first boot Ubuntu and enter your login and password.



How to Create A Minimal And Beautiful Desktop With Conky

Conky is a simple, lightweight system monitor application that can display information on your desktop and allows you to monitor several processes simultaneously. For those who like to keep a minimal desktop, but still want to have quick access to various information such as emails, weather, memory usage etc, then Conky is just the application for you.


Epidermis theme manager

Epidermis theme manager is an open source GTK application for managing, automatically downloading and installing themes of various types, in order to transform the look of your Linux desktop, from the moment you turn it on until the moment you turn it off.


Ubuntu Usplash Smooth 0.4

It remembers the time of your previous boot/shutdown, and will smoothly increase the bar according to this time. Since the boot/shutdown times change very little, you will get a very precise bar with a very smooth animation showing exactly how much time is left!

9 Steps: Make a ultra cool and good looking desktop for your Ubuntu Linux machine in 30 minutes – green version

To make the perfect desktop, it is NOT enough just changing into a cool background and apply a nice theme. The secret, which I will guide you through consists in my guide of 9 steps:


Compiz Fusion Vacuum Effect

Due to legal issues with Apple, Compiz Fusion is not allowed to have the vacuum effect for minimizing windows. If you are determined to re-enable it, here’s how:

Mike’s Ubuntu Blog

No Graphics Card for Compiz try Metacity instead

Don’t have a graphics card capable of running desktop effects with Compiz on Ubuntu? By enabling compositing in GNOME’s default Metacity window manager, you get some eye candy and can run applications that require or benefit from a compositing window manager. Metacity uses your CPU instead of a graphics card, so it’ll work on anything – even a virtual machine.