Ubuntu Artwork Gaining Momentum - 5 Cool Community Contributed Themes from Ubuntu Artwork Pool


The trend had already started with the release of Ubuntu Karmic. A number of community contributed themes started pouring in and some of them even got into the list of default themes for Ubuntu. Now, community contributed themes are gaining further traction with the release date for Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 getting nearer everyday. Meanwhile, take a look at 15 Awesome Wallpapers from Ubuntu Artwork Pool.

  • Here are 5 of the best community contributed themes with screenshots.


Dichotomy GTK Theme


Sorbet GTK Theme


Homosapien GTK Theme


MRS GTK Theme


Installing Community Themes in Ubuntu Lucid
  • Ubuntu Lucid users don't have anything much to do. Simply Copy-Paste the following line in Terminal.
sudo apt-get install community-themes
  • Done.
Installing Community Themes in Ubuntu Karmic, Jaunty, Intrepid
  • Ubuntu Karmic and Jaunty users need to install the latest murrine engine before getting started installing these themes.
  • For that, you need to add the following PPA.
For Ubuntu Karmic 9.10
  • Copy-paste the following line into Terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:suraia/ppa

For Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04
  • Goto System - Administration - Software Sources, select the Third-Party Software tab and Click ADD.
  • Copy-paste the following line.
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/suraia/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
  • Done.
For Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10
  • Again goto System - Administration - Software Sources, select the Third-Party Software tab and Click ADD.
  • Copy-paste the following line.
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/suraia/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
  • Done.
Now, Install Latest Murrine Engine
  • Goto Terminal and copy-paste the following lines one by one.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine
  • If you have an already installed version of murrine engine, do this.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Downloading and Installing themes
  • After installing latest murrine engine, you can now install the theme you want. 
  • You can either download the whole community theme package. Direct link here. Or you can goto the download page here.(simply double-click for installation)
  • Now, you may not have all the themes available in the above package. For individual lthemes, look at the links given along with the screenshots above. If you want to explore further into the community contributed themes, look here.

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