Like Mac OSX, Windows Vista and Windows 7, Ubuntu comes with its own eye candy -- fancy 3D spinning cubes and other great looking desktop effects. Newbies who install Ubuntu find that these effects are not enabled by default. Below are resources to guide newbies on how to install and configure Compiz Fusion (to get the famous spinning 3D cube in Ubuntu), Emerald Themes, etc.
- How to Customize Your Linux Desktop: From GTK to Compiz (MaximumPC.com)
- How to Install & Configure Emerald Themes (Ubuntu Newbie Guide)
- 25 Great-Looking Compiz Emerald Themes (Web Upd8)