For the changing the looks of ubuntu  we will be needing the following softwares

-COMPIZ
This will be used to give the extra effects while closing or opening or switching the windows and many other things .
normally this available in the default software repositories but its manger is needed to be installed  which can be done easily by using software resources

-CAIRO-DOCK
This is one of the best dock if we talk about the dock with visual effects ,it has many amazing plug-ins (penguin is the best one).The best part of this is that after this we don’t need any other desktop gadget software as we can bring any applet on desktop from cairo-deock by simply detaching it from the dock.
This can also be installed using the software resources or by just typing the following simple command in terminal

#sudo apt-get install cairo-dock

if package is available,otherwise package can be added using the following links.

-SCREENLETS
basically if you have cairo-dock then you need not to have screenlets.but if you don’t wanna have any dock but you want to install desktop applets then screenlets provides the best applets set.

This too also be installed using the software resources or by just typing the following simple command in terminal

#sudo apt-get install screenlets
if package is available,otherwise package can be added using the following links.

-WALLY

This is a qt based wallpaper changer ,having some really good features like if i want to have wallpapers on nature then i just have to specify the field name as nature after that it will itself download the wallpapers from different sources like picasa, photo bucket,flickr and many others and change them in time span specified.if you liked some image then you can simply pause and save that image or you can save all the images by checking in the box in wally settings.
This can also be installed using the software resources or by just typing the following simple command in terminal

#sudo apt-get install  wally

if package is available,otherwise package can be added using the following links.

-GNOME-ART

This is a all in one software using this we can download everything like themes,wallpapers,splash screen,icon set and may other things

This can also be installed using the software resources or by just typing the following simple command in terminal

#sudo apt-get install  gnome-art

if package is available,otherwise package can be added using the following links.

-Links for downloading the above software-
cairo-dock
#http://www.glx-dock.org/index.php https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CairoDock
Screenlets
#http://www.screenlets.org/index.php/Download
Gnome-art & wally
#http://packages.ubuntu.com/

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