A skin for Unity

unfortunately there’s no such thing, not yet at least. but frankly this how i think ubuntu should look like (i got more ideas 😉  i’ll post’em later )

this is a costume background . I’ve made 3 of them only for my screen config (1366×768 resolution , 38px launcher) :

to get this look you simply have to set launcher to always visible , panel and launcher to fully transparent ., launcher size to 38px.

– the violet-dots-skin based on Ubuntu Mesh

download here

From Ubuntu

– the unity grey-for-human-skin based on Ubuntu 2.0

Download here :

From Ubuntu

– the default-skin

Download here :

more updates :

now with better skins (shadow effects) :

– the unity royal-blue-glass-skin based on Ubuntu Royal Grunge

Download here

From Ubuntu

– the unity ubuntu-life-skin based on Ubuntu Life

Download here

From Ubuntu
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Posted in OS, Ubuntu, Ubuntu 11.10

Avant Windowna Navigator

to install AWN in CentOS 6 ,Scientific Linux 6 or any derivative of RHEL 6 do this :

download and install these packages :

for (x86_64)

1- libdesktop-agnostic-bin-0.3.90-7.fc12.x86_64.rpm

2- python-desktop-agnostic-0.3.90-7.fc12.x86_64.rpm

3- libdesktop-agnostic-0.3.90-7.fc12.x86_64.rpm

4- avant-window-navigator-0.4.0-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm and its dependencies

for (i686)

1- libdesktop-agnostic-bin-0.3.90-7.fc12.i686.rpm

2- python-desktop-agnostic-0.3.90-7.fc12.i686.rpm

3- libdesktop-agnostic-0.3.90-7.fc12.i686.rpm

4- avant-window-navigator-0.4.0-1.fc12.i686.rpm and its dependencies

now your AWN is ready just start it

trying to install the extra wasn’t that easy i still have a dependency problem this what i was able to do :

the package is here : awn-extras-applets-0.4.0-22.fc12.x86_64.rpm

i have this dependency error :

awn-extras-applets-0.4.0-22.fc12.x86_64 requires python-inotify
awn-extras-applets-0.4.0-22.fc12.x86_64 requires python-alsaaudio
awn-extras-applets-0.4.0-22.fc12.x86_64 requires acpi
awn-extras-applets-0.4.0-22.fc12.x86_64 requires python-gdata
awn-extras-applets-0.4.0-22.fc12.x86_64 requires python-feedparser
awn-extras-applets-0.4.0-22.fc12.x86_64 requires python-vobject
awn-extras-applets-0.4.0-22.fc12.x86_64 requires gnome-python2-gtkmozembed
awn-extras-applets-0.4.0-22.fc12.x86_64 requires python-xklavier

so trying to resolve this i found :






still no luck for the rest

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Posted in CentOS, CentOS 6.2, Linux, OS

Skype pidgin/empathy

this is how to install skype and then use it with pidgin or empathy on Fedora , Fuduntu , CentOS and RHEL x64:

1-Download the latest skype  here

you will get errors trying to start skype because of the unsatisfied dependencies (skype used i686 libs (x86))

so :

2- install dependencies :

# yum install glibc.i686 alsa-lib.i686 libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686

if you want to be sure try to run skype via terminal and every time you get a message like : bash: /usr/bin/skype: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory
just do:

# yum install whatprovides ld-linux.so.2

repeat this for all the missing libs

3- now skype should work on Fedora , and any distro based on it like Fuduntu , but EL (RHEL , CentOS, .. )users may experience another error related to GTK something like this : Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path. this is the exact error i got : link

then just run skype via terminal like this :

$ skype -style plastik
and then permanently set the skype theme to plastik

enjoy !

4- the easy way to use skype4pidgin works 4 empathy too

just install this : skype4pidgin-0.0-0.2.20111209svn625.fc16.R.x86_64.rpm
found here

then just open your pidgin/empathy add account : bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus add your skype user name add wait for skype to open.
i haven’t tested this on CentOS yet but if it doesn’t ucan always download libskype64.so and put it in /usr/lib64/purple-2/

cheers !

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Posted in CentOS, CentOS 6.2, Fedora, Fedora 16, Fuduntu, Fuduntu 2012, Linux, OS

Fuduntu the fedora with Ubuntu feel

this just a preview of my Fuduntu:

From Fuduntu

later i’m gonna post a small how to : skype and empathy

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Posted in Fuduntu, Fuduntu 2012, Linux, OS

windows 7 desktop preview

a preview

windows 7

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Posted in OS, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

testing the new blog

i’m still testing the new blog, i’m exploring it looking for features.
i hope i’ll find what i’m looking for.

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