When this post written, Ubuntu has released their newer releases : Oneiric Ocelot 11.10 and Precise Pangolin 12.04 alphas. But so many people are still comfort using “old” Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. It is all about Unity and Gnome 3 issues which so many people feel discomfort and unsatisfied by both of Gnome Shell and Unity.
And so, many people still hold their Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on because of its so familiar and ultimate usable Gnome 2 desktop. MATE desktop has born as a reincarnation of the old Gnome 2 desktop, but it is still buggy and extremely unstable.
But, there is one interesting issue in the now hot UI issues in Linux Desktop : People really love Ubuntu Ambiance theme in Ubuntu Maverick and newer. It is very good-looking, sexy, but looks very professional and elegant. It feels like “The True Linux Desktop” and even now Ubuntu Ambiance has been ported into another Linux distros.
The problem is, Ambiance theme, which is released first in Ubuntu Lucid, looks ridiculous and fat, looks Grey and ugly in default Ubuntu Lucid Lynx desktop. So people want and have tried to install and upgrade the gtk2-engines-murrine from Maverick into Lucid but failed.
Apparently, we couldn't just install light-themes and gtk2-engines-murrine from the Maverick one into the Lucid system. We need to backport them, and happily, there is someone has backported it and now we could easily download and install those packages into our lovely Ubuntu Lucid Lynx desktop. (Horayyy!)
sudo dpkg -i *.deb