I’ve been mucking around with the laptop (again) and I think it’s time to mess about with it.
Programs I use regularly (ie, can’t live without):
Programs not included in Ubuntu:
So, I usually only have to install a couple of programs after I do an overhaul of my computer.
I’ve decided to try out a new program called Specto. It’s a simple program that does a neat pop-up notification for things you specify, such as email accounts. I have it set to alert me when I get new email in both my gmail accounts, but you can use it for folders on a network or websites. This program is in the Ubuntu repos, so it is very easy to install. Do note, if you install it, that it gets assigned to the “Accesories” label in your menu. I was looking for it in my “Internet” label… I guess I could move it if I wanted.
This program is quickly becoming something I can’t live without. I used to have Pidgin notify me when I had new email, but if I didn’t have the buddy list window shown, I’d miss the alerts.
Now, on to computer looks changes. I finally decided to change my theme. Heh. I was using the “Human” theme mostly exclusively since I installed this version. I decided to grab the “Vistabut” theme and modify it. I also grabbed the Hydroxegyn icons. I’m using these combined together to give you this:
A very simple and clean theme. I’ve put this up on my deviantArt page here, if you wish to see a larger picture. The background is from tnewpap_lj Livejournal group and is from the last episode of CSI that Grissom was in. I almost forgot that you can get the icons and themes from gnome-look.
Anyway, I like messing around with my computer. I need to do an overhaul on my desktop machine, as It’s still running Human. I think I’ll try a Mac-styled theme… Not sure though. I’ve been using the laptop for most of my normal computing. Ubuntu is so dang fast on this machine.
Feel free to try all of the programs I’ve mentioned. Many run on Windows (Flock/Firefox, Songbird, Last.fm, Pidgin), but Rythmbox and Gwibber are Linux-only.
Enjoy any new programs you decide to install!!