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The aptly named Elegant GNOME Pack transforms the Linux desktop into a design experience. The icons are sleek, classy, and easy on the eyes. The wallpaper reads “Great Design isn’t Good Enough”. This pack hits the nail on the head: I want my Linux desktop to look awesome, and I want it to be dead simple to set up.

The breadth of the icon pack is particularly impressive, integrating nearly every icon in my menu (which you may notice, in the screenshot, is currently Cardapio).

Here’s how to install:

The theme requires that a few things be installed first. The following code installs Nautilus Elementary, a modification of the Nautilus file browser. Run the following code in the temrinal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa

Then, quickly restart nautilus

nautilus -q

This adds the repository for the theme itself.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elegant-gnome/ppa

Then, update your system.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Install the elegant-gnome package.

sudo apt-get install elegant-gnome

Finally, run the program from Applications > Accessories > Elegant GNOME

Enjoy!

Note: I had a slight problem with the appearance of the theme after installing, but everything worked perfectly after a reboot. I am guessing it was just a slight bug with initializing the GTK engine. If you continue to have problems, double check that you have the latest Murrine Engine installed. Enjoy!

via Reddit, Tech Drive-in, and Gnome-Look.org