After the release of the beta veriosn of Windows 8 by Microsoft with the new interface code named Metro UI, a developer at the DevianART website has created a conky theme inspired by the Windows 8 Metro UI interface.

In this guide we will help you install the Metro Style Conky Theme on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and Ubuntu 11.04  (Natty Narwhal).

Windows 8 Metro Style Conky Theme Installation

1. Let's first install Conky on Ubuntu using this command:

 sudo apt-get install conky-all

2. Via the terminal, create a hidden conky folder in your home folder using this command:

mkdir ~/.conky

3. Access it now with this command:

cd ~/.conky

3. Inside this hidden folder (.conky), we need to download the conky theme and unzip it there:

wget http://www.deviantart.com/download/260230653/metro_style_conky_by_kant_o-d4axn99.zip
unzip metro_style*.zip

4. Run now these two commands to make the conky.sh and mail.sh files executable:

chmod +x conky.sh
chmod +x mail.sh

5. Edit now the mail.sh file and enter your Gmail account details (username and password) using this command:

sudo gedit mail.sh

Save your file and close it.

6. To start conky, run now this command:



Making The Windows 8 Metro Style Conky Theme Loads Automatically At Startup

To start the Windows 8 Metro Style Conky theme automatically, follow these instructions:

1. Using the dash, open Startup Applications:

2. Click Add:

3. Give the theme any name of your choice (Windows 8 Metro Style, for example), then click Browse:

4. Press Ctrl + H to show hidden files and folders, access the ".conky" folder and open the "conky.sh" file:

5. Click Add:

6. The Windows 8 Metro Style Conky widget will now start automatically at system startup.


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