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Your alias is "ll" not "ls" , use alias ls='ls --color=auto'
One more option with Cairo Dock and Sigma metro 0.1 GNOME Icon Theme as Kamil suggested : (In Cairo Dock configuration I chose Slide View and changed Icon theme, edited icon size)
take a look at these gnome themes: devianart eight : see video windows8 Style 0.1 Sigma metro 0.1 GNOME Icon Theme Windows 8 modern UI (metro) Gtk3 (+Gtk2) 0.4 GTK 3.x Theme/Style
Take a look at the gnome desktop. Screen shot of what I think you're after based on your question: You can find Ubuntu Gnome here: http://ubuntugnome.org/ You can also add gnome via the Ubuntu Software Center by searching for "gnome."
To install Super Boot Manager in Ubuntu 14.10: I wasn't able to get the ppa working, so I had to download the binaries from the project website. If any of these links are broken, you can search for them on launchpad. I had to do this for buc 0.5.2. I've circled the ones I downloaded in the link below: Open the terminal ctrlaltt and paste: sudo dpkg -i ...
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