Linux Desktop Enhancements

Linux Desktop Customization

Linux Desktop Customization

Awesome! Here are few more Linux customization resources for you.

8 Great Alternative Desktop Managers For Linux

Various UNIX / Linux desktop managers (personally I’m big fan of both Gnome and Fluxbox), from the post:

Most of the Linux users should be familiar with Gnome and KDE since both of them are the most commonly used desktop managers in the various Linux distros. Now, if you are using an old PC with low hardware specs, you might find that the above two desktop environments are too heavy for your computer to handle.

In this case, you will have to consider using an alternative lightweight desktop manager for your Linux. Here are 8 of the best lightweight desktop managers that I personally use and recommend.

30 Cool Linux Login Screens

Linux Relaxing Water Login Screen

Linux Relaxing Water Login Screen

Amazing Linux / UNIX desktop login screen. From the page:

One of the most powerful attributes that are running for Linux as opposed to other OSÒ€ℒes is it flexibility and customizibility. Its one of the first things mentioned when a Linux geek is asked about Linux. And we love to show it. I trekked Gnome Look and KDE Look and chose for you these 30 great login screen themes. The first 15 are GNOME Specific, while 16-30 are for KDE.

30 Cool Linux Login Screens

Collection of 50 Best Looking Linux Gnome/Ubuntu Themes

Linux Red Gnome themes

Linux Red Gnome themes

Theses are great! From the page:

I tried a lot of gnome themes and found many beautiful and elegant looking themes which enhance your desktop with different colors, corners, buttons and scroll bar styles. I filtered some of the best looking gnome themes to share on TechieSouls. After downloading themes you have to install them, the following screenshot will guide you how to install theme in ubuntu and gnome interface. Install apply and enjoy

Collection of 50 Best Looking Linux Gnome/Ubuntu Themes

10 Things You Should Do Immediately After Installing Ubuntu 8.10

Some stupid and old stuff, but may be useful for newbies (please do not install bloated Adobe Acrobat Reader, use evince) , from the page:

In today’s Linux Gyan, we help you get-things-working once you have installed the Intrepid Ibex. Most people expect certain functions to work out-of-the-box in a modern operating system. Features like MP3 playback, DVD authoring and playback, DivX support, flash player etc to name a few. Unfortunately, due to certain ethical reasons, Ubuntu doesnÒ€ℒt provide such features out of the box.

Though the users are free to add these features themselves, it is always a pain in the neck to figure out all the various procedures involved and then apply it. This post will help you in getting all the required information on a single page

10 Things You Should Do Immediately After Installing Ubuntu 8.10 (Domain/URL removed)

🐧 Get the latest tutorials on Linux, Open Source & DevOps via RSS feed or Weekly email newsletter.

🐧 10 comments so far... add one
CategoryList of Unix and Linux commands
Disk space analyzersncdu pydf
File Managementcat
FirewallAlpine Awall CentOS 8 OpenSUSE RHEL 8 Ubuntu 16.04 Ubuntu 18.04 Ubuntu 20.04
Network UtilitiesNetHogs dig host ip nmap
OpenVPNCentOS 7 CentOS 8 Debian 10 Debian 8/9 Ubuntu 18.04 Ubuntu 20.04
Package Managerapk apt
Processes Managementbg chroot cron disown fg jobs killall kill pidof pstree pwdx time
Searchinggrep whereis which
User Informationgroups id lastcomm last lid/libuser-lid logname members users whoami who w
WireGuard VPNAlpine CentOS 8 Debian 10 Firewall Ubuntu 20.04
10 comments… add one
  • Lutfi Dec 6, 2008 @ 13:52

    Opera have very easy n simple way change skin. Firefox n Thundebird also although need to restart. Just click theme from internet n already change
    Why this all not easy like that?

  • 🐧 nixCraft Dec 6, 2008 @ 23:28

    It is quite easy under Gnome. Download and just install it. Do you have any specific problem?

  • Lutfi Dec 6, 2008 @ 23:56

    Yes. U right. Quite easy. But why hv to do that? Hv to downloa. And then, open appearance, import, bla bla bla. Try Opera. Just click from web and set. So so soooo simple πŸ™‚

  • cuetzpallin Dec 7, 2008 @ 18:04

    Your’e rigth Lufti it could be easier, just let it go πŸ˜‰

  • Damijan Dec 10, 2008 @ 20:16

    Can you please rename the article title from ‘Linux Desktop Enhancements’ to ‘Ubuntu Desktop Enhancements’.

    Linux IS NOT equal Ubuntu!


  • cytherean Dec 10, 2008 @ 22:31


    It’s easier than doing it in Windows.

  • Jacki Dec 23, 2008 @ 13:17


    Would you please explain How windows Run In linux.

  • 🐧 nixCraft Dec 24, 2008 @ 4:39

    > How windows Run In linux.

    I’m sorry I don’t get your question. Can you provide more information? Is is about MS-Windows apps or X Windows desktop managers?

  • Matthew C Feb 27, 2009 @ 3:01

    If you want to run Windows in Linux, just install VirtualBox.

  • Google. Nov 29, 2017 @ 11:37

    If you want to run Windows in Linux, just install VirtualBox.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Use HTML <pre>...</pre> for code samples. Still have questions? Post it on our forum