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Apart from those themes in the repository and Gnome-look.org, are there other places to get themes for my Ubuntu Desktop?

Also, are there any 3rd party repositories of themes and other eye-candy?

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Web Upd8 is where I got a lot of nice themes and tips for customization. Plus they maintain a PPA with modding/utility apps.They also have a PPA ppa:webupd8team/themes (How to add PPAs) specifically for themes.

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+1 That's what I'm talking about. A PPA of themes. –  Richard Holloway Aug 17 '10 at 23:33
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Check this out for some more themes: launchpad.net/~bisigi/+archive/ppa –  Li Lo Aug 17 '10 at 23:59
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Here you'll find some Ubuntu related art: http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=gallery%3Aubuntu-artists%2F24290476

And here, Ubuntu awareness material (and release countdown buttons) : http://spreadubuntu.neomenlo.org/

Regards!

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+1 I was more interested in themes than images but this is a great link, Thanks. –  Richard Holloway Aug 17 '10 at 17:22
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Here are some themes PPAs:

https://launchpad.net/~tiheum/+archive/equinox

https://launchpad.net/~elementaryart/+archive/ppa

https://launchpad.net/~elegant-gnome/+archive/ppa

All of those are amazing themes. The first PPA comes with the updated Ubuntu Light Themes backported from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 10.04.

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This weblog does alot of customization tutorials and various other ubuntu thematics related topics.

Plus its in England

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+1 Thanks for the link. Guess me modding you up means you're heading off again :). –  Richard Holloway Aug 17 '10 at 17:48
    
Check out the "Eye Candy" menu near the top of the home page. It will narrow things down to what you are looking for! –  Matthew Aug 19 '10 at 17:23
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GNOME-LOOK.ORG
I have been using this for so many years, their collection is just unmatched in terms of volume and quality.

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The OP already mentioned gnome-look.org. –  WarriorIng64 Feb 10 '12 at 1:42
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Reddit pics (http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/) is sometimes a good source for artistic, odd, funny, or bueautiful images that make good desktop backgrounds. Here are a few I've found (I especially like landscapes):

http://i.stack.imgur.com/SPY3v.jpg

http://i.stack.imgur.com/UBl94l.jpg

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/wallpaper/science/photos/canyons-gallery/canyon-de-chelly/

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+1 These are nice wallpapers. I was mainly looking for themes as they are harder to find on line but thanks for the valuable links. –  Richard Holloway Aug 18 '10 at 13:39
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And the "Granddaddy" of them all is gnomelook.org---not a PPA, but when you can just take a .tar & drop it on Appearance--why a PPA?

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A PPA because you get updates without having to constantly check the website to see if there's a new version... –  Alin Andrei Aug 20 '10 at 8:50
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You might want to look at this eye-candy project from France, it's amazing: http://www.bisigi-project.org/?page_id=8&lang=en

It works great, I didn't have any problems with the themes and they are complete, meaning that you have their icons not only on your desktop but also in nautilus file browser.

I apologize in case an answer from above has already mentioned it.

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