openSUSE 12.2 by default have Gnome 3.4.2, but there are repos available for 3.6.x to upgrade to. As Gnome3 is improving slowly, it was a nice upgrade from 3.4 with many new and nice features. In this article i will share a few screen shots from my current desktop. Before that let me share my desktop configurations.
Icon Theme: Faenza
Gtk+ Theme: AdwaitaSUSE
Shell Theme: Boje-Orange
Zukitwo, Faenza, Boje-Orange can be downloaded from gnome-look.org. AdwaitaSUSE has a repo:
Gnome 3.6.x is awesome desktop, it improved quite a lot and more mature than it’s previous versions. This article is about Gnome 3.6.1 on openUSE 12.2.
The default icon set by Gnome is ugly[for me at least]. So 1st thing i need to do is change icons. Gnome tweak tool is a handy app to change your Gnome shell theme, icon theme, fonts etc. I am using Nitrux-Azure icon theme with Elegance shell theme and Ubuntu fonts. If you like these, download theme from here, icon set from here and fonts form here, after download extract the archives.
Go to your home directory and create these folders if they don’t exist .icons, .themes and .fonts and copy the downloaded icon, theme and font folders respectively.
To show hidden files and folders in home directory press Ctrl+H. Note: Note the dot before icons, themes and fonts, must have that dot.
To use User Themes you might need to install User Themes extension from here.
Now install gnome tweak tool if haven’t installed yet, open it.
1st activate the User Themes extension if it’s not activated yet. After activating go to Themes tab from left hand side menu and choose your favorite shell and icon theme.
For fonts, go to Fonts tab and select your choice there.
Now a few useful extensions for your desktop to beautify your desktop look and feel.
Luna is the upcoming release of elementary OS, which is still in development stage. Here are some of the screen shots taken from a live session from a 20120504 build. Builds can be downloaded from here. Most of them are pre-release builds, so it could be broken or will not work on your system. Try it on your own risk.
Currently running KDE 4.8.1 on openSUSE 12.1 with 3.2.9 kernel. One thing i always love about KDE is it’s customization of almost everything. You can customize it from head to toe the way you want it. In the screen shots below, i would also share my desktop settings if any one else might want to try it out.
When it comes to desktops in Linux, one would always think of some popular ones like KDE, Gnome, XFCE, LXDE and now Unity, Cinnamon etc. Every Linux user has her/his own choice of desktop. But to be honest, all are good and depends for what liking one would use it. Some are light, some are polished, some is packed with many apps and so on… XFCE is one of the light desktop we have in Linux, and it have its own user base.
Xubuntu 12.04 will be a LTS version supported for five years on desktops and servers. Lets take a look what Xubuntu desktop got this time.. Love the elementary(now elementaryos) theme and icons BDW.
openSUSE 12.1 is shipped with KDE 4.7.2, but some people like me might be interested to update to latest stable release. So that’s quite easy, we just need to add stable upstream repos. Here i will show you that how to update to latest version.
1-1st of all, if you have other KDE repos, please disable/delete them. Then add the following repos for your distro. Open YaST and add them using the software repositories module