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Bisigi Themes Add Ubuntu 11.04 Support

GTK themes are like sports teams: everyone has a favourite.

I can’t get enough of Ubuntu’s default theme Ambiance, but if you’re bored by the stock style of Ubuntu, the Bisigi Projectprovide 15 well-thought out themes for easy installation in Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and, now, Ubuntu 11.04 too.

All of the themes provided by the Bisigi project come with a GTK theme, wallpaper, Metacity or Emerald window border and theme-specific icons.

For the most part these themes are pretty and cohesive in style. With the Bisigi project having been around for a number of years now some of the themes do show their age a little. Airlines, for example, uses the “old” style ubuntu logo on the Dash button, and the ‘Ubuntu Sunrise’ theme is centred around the colour orange.

Minor quibbles, but quibbles nonetheless.

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To install the themes in Ubuntu 11.04 or prior you’ll need to add’ppa:bisigi/ppa‘ to your Software Sources.After updating, themes can be installed individually through the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching out the theme names (eco-theme,airlines-theme,aquadreams-theme,balanzan-theme,bamboo-zen-theme,ellanna-theme, exotic-theme, showtime-theme, orange-theme,infinity-theme, split-theme,step-into-freedom-theme,tropical-theme, ubuntu-sunrise-theme,wild-shine-theme): -

Alternatively you can install all of the themes – andtheirvarious otherdependencies, so be warned – by installing the ‘bisigi-themes‘ package.