The great ANDREW and team are actively maintaining these Webupd8.org PPA, packaging and adding great GTK themes, interesting applications, icon themes and a lot of desktop candy that we all use and love. To give you an example, I have downloaded the latest Faenza 0.90 updates, the amazing Wow GTK theme and many more, all of which make my desktop sleek and beautiful.
Updates are constantly happening at breakneck pace, so much so that sometimes it's hard to follow what is going on, which sweet apps or themes are waiting for you to download. Andrew has put together a sleek blog that works as a change log. Yeah, you guessed it: PPA.WEBUPD8.ORG.
Click on image to go to http://ppa.webupd8.org/
I very much encourage you to take a quick look through Andrew's blog. If you like what you see, just follow these simple steps to add this PPA to your software sources:
- The Webupd8 PPA holds many interesting applications that users may not easily find in their official repositories. To add it, open a terminal and enter the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
- The Webupd8 Themes PPA includes lots of great window decoration and control themes, icons and other kinds of eyecandy. Once again, open a terminal and enter the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes
In both cases you will need to update your sources before you can download anything:
sudo apt-get update
To install apps and/or themes, simply follow the method you feel more comfortable with. Package names are always part of each one of the updates published. Now, download stuff, enhance and beautify your desktop, and if you get a chance, say "Thanks!" to Andrew and his team for the fabulous work they are putting together.
NOTE: In case anybody didn't notice, this post is only good for Ubuntu and its derivatives.