Reader Amitabh put together this good-looking Linux desktop with a few simple add-ons for his system, and the end result offers just a few useful widgets and plenty of room to work, not to mention a personalized experience. Here’s how he set it up.
To submit your desktop to our Desktop Showcase the way Amitabh did, just post it to your Kinja blog with the tag “desktop showcase” and we’ll see it. Now, here’s what you’ll need to recreate this one for yourself:
- The wallpaper
- Conky, a lightweight system monitor for Linux systems
- The Harmattan Conky theme for the translucent system monitor on the right
- The HUD theme for Conky for the monitors on the left-side of the screen.
- The Numix GTK theme to tweak the look and feel of the interface
- The Numix Circle Icon set to replace the system icons
- The Plank application launcher at the bottom of the screen
That’s all there is to it. Amitabh put this together on his Ubuntu desktop, but there’s nothing here that’s specific to Ubuntu—you could recreate this on just about any Linux desktop, whatever your favorite distribution may be. If you have questions about how it’s all set up or if you run into trouble with it, head over to his Kinja blog (linked below) to ask your questions.
Do you have a good-looking, functional desktop of your own to show off? Share it with us! Post it to your personal Kinja blog using the tag Desktop Showcase or add it to our Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Flickr pool. Screenshots must be at least at least 640×360 and please include information about what you used, links to your wallpaper, skins, and themes, and any other relevant details. If your awesome desktop catches our eye, you might get featured!
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