PlexyDesk is a desktop extension that allows to add widgets, background images to your desktop. PlexyDesk can be easily integrated in KDE, GNOME, and Unity desktop environments.
With PlexyDesk, you can easily change your desktop background image by simply dragging any image from your file manager and drop it in the PlexyDesk interface. QML widgets can be added to PlexyDesk easily from the file manager using the drag & drop feature. Here are some more features:
To install PlexyDesk on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot or any older version, open the terminal and run these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:plexydesk/plexydesk-dailybuild
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install plexydesk
You can then start it via the Unity Dash:
Here is a video showing PlexyDesk running on a Ubuntu 11.10 desktop: