Ami Banerji‘s Linux desktop is clean, simple, and pretty open. What it gives up in widgets it gets back in simplicity, and what’s a good thing. Here’s how to get the same look for your computer.
Ami is running Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahir”, so while some of the look and feel is Ubuntu specific, not all of it is, and you can get a similar look with any Linux distro. Here are the components you’ll need:
- The wallpaper from WallpaperUp
- Conky, a lightweight system monitor for Linux systems
- Harmattan for Conky
- QlockTwo by none other than okubax, whose work we’ve featured before here
- The Numix GTK theme
- Plank, an application dock for Linux for the launcher at the bottom of the screen
- The Numix Square icon set to replace the system icons
As with many setups like this, the beauty is that you can take it all and duplicate the look and feel, or you can just pick and choose the things that appeal to you and apply them to your own system. If you prefer the dock at the bottom and its icons, you can take just that. If you like the Conky config, just take that and leave the rest. You can do whichever you choose. If you have questions or just want to tell Ami how much you like the desktop, head over to the Flickr page linked below to sing your praises and 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!
Open Skies Desktop | Flickr