My computers run on the Ubuntu Operating System – Not Windows.  If you did not know there was a choice other than Windows and Macs, you need to check out the totally FREE operating system Ubuntu!  Besides the operating system being free, ALMOST ALL of the application programs are free.  There are thousands of them, doing almost anything you need to do on a Windows or Mac machine.  And, if that weren’t enough, most of those thousands of free programs are installable from inside Ubuntu itself.  You don’t have to go searching the Internet for them.  Usually just ONE CLICK, and boom, your program is installed.  Besides all that, there is very little worry about viruses as on Windows, and increasingly on the Mac.  It is really NICE!

Anyway, that is not really what this post is supposed to be about.  This post is about a nice theme that I came across for my Ubuntu desktop.  Ubuntu, besides being FREE with lots of FREE applications, it is very nice looking, and if you want to dig deeper, you can make it REALLY nice looking.

I usually have my Ubuntu Desktop all decked out with some sort of modified Emerald theme, with transparency, and glowing frames and pulsating buttons and such.  As I was searching around one of the many Ubuntu web sites, I came across a proposed theme for the next version of Ubuntu coded named Maverick Meerkat due to be released on 10/10/10.  I am sure this nice theme I found will not be a default theme, as purple and orange seem to be someones liking on the Ubuntu development teams.  I am personally not that thrilled about the purple/orange theme, and usually look for other options.

The theme I came across is a beautiful blue theme called Ambiance Blue.  It is not fancy, or full of glowing parts, or throbbing buttons, but is a very nice looking simple blue theme.  The Ambiance Blue Theme can be downloaded from HERE.  See the picture of my theme below, or click on the small screenshot to see a larger view of one of my desktops.  Yes, in Ubuntu, you have MULTIPLE VIRTUAL DESKTOPS.  Very Nice!

– John

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3 Responses to “Ambiance Blue Theme For Ubuntu”
  1. Mike Weir says:

    Good evening I have now and then heard of Ubuntu but you gave it a very understandable explanation. I was wondering if and how it ran with ham radio applications?? For example N1MM contesting program and so on? But very good writeup and I am going to head over to the link you provided.

  2. John says:

    Thanks Mike.
    Generally you can not run Windows programs on Ubuntu or any other linux distribution. There is a way to run some Windows program on Ubuntu though, with an application layer called WINE. I use CQRLOG as my logging program on Ubuntu. Doing a search on the N1MM logging program I came across this link that claims it is possible to run it under Ubuntu Linux: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/N1MMLogger/message/69873
    73,
    John – K7JM

  3. Mike says:

    John thanks very much for the research and the links I will be looking into it this weekend.

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