Force quitting rogue applications could do with looking better.
According to you guys that is, who often send us your ideas on how unresponsive application notifications should be shown.
Alejandro send us his ideal design, pictured above, after becoming tired of having to run ‘xkill’ yet again after an application hanged.
On his design he says “I find it much more user-friendly and better looking than a pop-window.” Looking at the ‘pop up window’ style I have to agree…
How would you like to see Force Quit dialogues displayed?

Gnome Shell - Tron Legacy


This is a GNOME Shell theme inspired by the film Tron Legacy. Icons in the screenshot are also provided.

Font used is called Zero Threes

Light Cycle wallpaper


Backup your /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme directory (or where ever you have GNOME shell installed).

Extract the zip file and copy the theme directory to /usr/share/gnome-shell/

Restart GNOME Shell by Alt, F2, then type r and press enter.


Icons are in the directories that correspond to your icon theme. Backup your current icon theme and replace the icons in their directories. Apps use 48x48, places use 16x16, the application switcher uses scalable and the status menu uses 16x16. Your icon themes are in either /usr/share/icons or locally ~/.icons.

Switching Fonts

To use different fonts in GNOME Shell, just open the gnome-shell.css file found in your theme directory and find lines font: 10px sans; Replace "sans" with your font name, save the file and restart GNOME Shell. You must be superuser to do this.


I recommend a version of GNOME Shell 2.31.2 to 2.31.5(out of date but 2.31.5 is installable with most recent distros like Ubuntu 10.10 and Fedora 14). Please don't use with Git(Jhbuild), since GNOME Shell has had a re-layout.


Due to the heavy use of shadows to achieve the glow, the performance may not be smooth on some systems. This is beyond my control, however remember that GNOME Shell is still in heavy development and does not reflect the final release quality.

See the GNOME Shell group for more info.

Git re-layout version is here, WIP [link]
The following theme mock-up by ~RustedThorn may be a tad indulgent on the branding scales, and closing an application via a menu every time would get real annoying real fast, but you know what? I really don’t care. It looks beautiful.
Check out the full image @

Install VirtualBox 4.0 Ubuntu


Virtualbox 4.0 Installer and updater
by:Nikolai Rachmaninoff, Envied Ubuntu Group.

Description:After the discrete success of the beta version of the script, I decided to prepare a stable and definitive version.The script will add the official Oracle Virtualbox repository and install Virtualbox 4.0.

Tested on:Ubuntu 10.10 (i386 and amd64);Should work on 10.04 and Linux Mint 9/10 as well.

1)Download the .tar.gz and unpack it.
2)Run the script by double clicking it.
3)After the Virtualbox has started you can remove the extension pack from your desktop.

More information:

VirtualBox 4.0.0 (released 2010-12-22)

This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:

* Reorganization of VirtualBox into a base package and Extension Packs; see chapter 1.5, Installing VirtualBox and extension packs, see the manual for more information
* New settings/disk file layout for VM portability; see chapter 10.1, Where VirtualBox stores its files, see the manual for more information
* Major rework of the GUI (now called “VirtualBox Manager”):
o Redesigned user interface with guest window preview (also for screenshots)
o New “scale” display mode with scaled guest display; see chapter 1.8.5, Resizing the machine’s window, see the manual for more information
o Support for creating and starting .vbox desktop shortcuts (bug #1889)
o The VM list is now sortable
o Machines can now be deleted easily without a trace including snapshots and saved states, and optionally including attached disk images (bug #5511; also, VBoxManage unregistervm --delete can do the same now)
o Built-in creation of desktop file shortcuts to start VMs on double click (bug #2322)
* VMM: support more than 1.5/2 GB guest RAM on 32-bit hosts
* New virtual hardware:
o Intel ICH9 chipset with three PCI buses, PCI Express and Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI); see chapter 3.4.1, “Motherboard” tab, see the manual for more information
o Intel HD Audio, for better support of modern guest operating systems (e.g. 64-bit Windows; bug #2785)
* Improvements to OVF support (see chapter 1.12, Importing and exporting virtual machines, see the manual for more information):
o Open Virtualization Format Archive (OVA) support
o Significant performance improvements during export and import
o Creation of the manifest file on export is optional now
o Imported disks can have formats other than VMDK
* Resource control: added support for limiting a VM’s CPU time and IO bandwidth; see chapter 5.8, Limiting bandwidth for disk images, see the manual for more information
* Storage: support asynchronous I/O for iSCSI, VMDK, VHD and Parallels images
* Storage: support for resizing VDI and VHD images; see chapter 8.21, VBoxManage modifyhd, see the manual for more information.
* Guest Additions: support for multiple virtual screens in Linux and Solaris guests using X.Org server 1.3 and later
* Language bindings: uniform Java bindings for both local (COM/XPCOM) and remote (SOAP) invocation APIs

In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:

* VMM: Enable large page support by default on 64-bit hosts (applies to nested paging only)
* VMM: fixed guru meditation when running Minix (VT-x only; bug #6557)
* VMM: fixed crash under certain circumstances (Linux hosts only, non VT-x/AMD-V mode only; bugs #4529 and #7819)
* GUI: add configuration dialog for port forwarding in NAT mode (bug #1657)
* GUI: show the guest window content on save and restore
* GUI: certain GUI warnings don’t stop the VM output anymore
* GUI: fixed black fullscreen minitoolbar on KDE4 hosts (Linux hosts only; bug #5449)
* BIOS: implemented multi-sector reading to speed up booting of certain guests (e.g. Solaris)
* Bridged networking: improved throughput by filtering out outgoing packets intended for the host before they reach the physical network (Linux hosts only; bug #7792)
* 3D support: allow use of CR_SYSTEM_GL_PATH again (bug #6864)
* 3D support: fixed various clipping/visibility issues (bugs #5659, #5794, #5848, #6018, #6187, #6570)
* 3D support: guest application stack corruption when using glGetVertexAttrib[ifd]v (bug #7395)
* 3D support: fixed OpenGL support for libMesa 7.9
* 3D support: fixed Unity/Compiz crashes on natty
* 2D Video acceleration: multimonitor support
* VRDP: fixed rare crash in multimonitor configuration
* VRDP: support for upstream audio
* Display: fixed occasional guest resize crash
* NAT: port forwarding rules can be applied at runtime
* SATA: allow to attach CD/DVD-ROM drives including passthrough (bug #7058)
* Floppy: support readonly image files, taking this as the criteria for making the medium readonly (bug #5651)
* Audio: fixed memory corruption during playback under rare circumstances
* Audio: the DirectSound backend now allows VMs to be audible when another DirectSound application is active, including another VM (bug #5578)
* EFI: support for SATA disks and CDROMs
* BIOS: reduce the stack usage of the VESA BIOS function #4F01 (Quake fix)
* OVF/OVA: fixed export of VMs with iSCSI disks
* Storage: Apple DMG image support for the virtual CD/DVD (bug #6760)
* Linux host USB support: introduced a less invasive way of accessing raw USB devices (bugs #1093, #5345, #7759)
* Linux hosts: support recent Linux kernels with CONFIG_DEBUG_SET_MODULE_RONX set
* Guest Additions: Shared Folders now can be marked as being auto-mounted on Windows, Linux and Solaris guests
* Linux Additions: Shared Folders now support symbolic links (bug #818)
* Linux Additions: combined 32-bit and 64-bit additions into one file
* Windows Additions: automatic logon on Windows Vista/Windows 7 is now able to handle renamed user accounts; added various bugfixes


-The script has been updated to version 1.1.Now the script downloads the extensionpack and installs it by opening it with Virtualbox.
-Code corrected to v.1.2.

(Virtualbox 4.0 Installer)

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Install RaveH20 4 GTK Theme Ubuntu

The RaveH20 Team is very proud to announce the immediate release of:
The RaveH20 4 GTK GUI Theme Codename:"Danger Days" This Version has been in development for over 9 mouths! And sees a major overhaul and cleanup in practically all areas of this GTK theme.

The RaveH20 4 Theme Aims to be an Original (As in Originality and Uniqueness) and beautiful Shiny Theme. Meaning it doesn't try to mimic,copy or by any means ripoff other Themes or Operating System GUIs. It only tries to be a unique beautiful first class version of it's self. Its also aims to a 100% Free and Legal Theme For Linux,BSD and any other OpenSource desktops, useing GTK, Gnome , XFCE , LXDE or other desktops, It does not use artwork or graphics Stolen or taken from unauthorized sources, RaveH20 4 Only includes content Licensed Under the GPL/LGPL (v.2) Created by Us or others! You "should" be safe in distributing or modifying RaveH20 4 for your own commercial or personal needs. So feel free to use RaveH20 4 in your own distribution, Community,Commercial or Personal Etc. *We cannot make any legal warranty to this however as we are a group of volunteers.*

This GTK GUI Theme Provides Windows Borders and a Unique Widget Theme (GTK2 + Metacity Theme) it works on the Gnome,XFCE,LXDE and other GTK Based desktops!

RaveH20 4 GTK GUI Theme comes in two versions:

1.) Night Edition - A Dark Theme with a Beautiful Shiny Black Panel
2.) Lights Edition - A Light Theme with a Beautiful Shiny White Panel
(!) We recommend you use both the Icon theme and the GTK theme in parallel (together)
Night Edition Icons go with Night Edition GTK GUI Theme(This)

Grab the RaveH20 4 Icon Theme! (seen in the image and ment to go with this theme) now out!


Created By The RaveH20 Team! The Open Source Theme Team!

(see are Website)

If you would like to submit fixes or other changes please email us


Please gives us feedback! we are a community project that trys its best to listen to you! :) you may report bugs bellow or by emailing us (preferd)

HEY! If you like the theme please spread the word (by linking to are blog or this page) we a community project that you can be a part of! see are website for details


Major overhaul and cleanup in practically all areas of the theme both the Icon and the GTK Themes. This Theme is 100% GPL!
This theme is fully compatible with the icons theme! This means Dark or Light Themes available!


You can Install this theme on any open source desktop with the Gnome or XFCE Desktop. (or any GTK for that Matter)

EZ (Howto Install)

1.) Right Click on Desktop
2.) Click Change Background
3.) Click on the themes tab
4.) Drag The Theme Package you just downloaded to the theme window, to auto install!
(!) Download Includes pre-packed Theme, Change log and howto install (Advanced) Methods.

Hey! What Version Do I Want?:

1.) Night Edition - A Dark Theme with a Beautiful Shiny Black Panel
2.) Lights Edition - A Light Theme with a Beautiful Shiny White Panel

(!) Pre-Packed in this theme's Tar file is comprehensive and easy to fallow install instructions and alot more documentation about it! check it out!

Easy PDF Instructions Coming soon!

(RaveH20 4 GUI Theme Night Edtion (any distro)

(RaveH20 4 GUI Theme Lights Edtion(any distro)

(RaveH20 4 GUI Theme Night (Mirror 1)

(RaveH20 4 GUI Theme Lights (Mirror 1)

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