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Monday, October 10, 2011 at 10:02

a while after Microsoft launched new OS Windows 8 `Beta` with actually using new Interface named Metro UI, many people feels love with it. The interface that feels fresh, functional, simple and good looking are very fascinating, and there is some concern about the fate of Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot is it still boom as ever.

For Ubuntu User, you do not need to worry because you can taste the Metro UI atmosphere without leaving Ubuntu, kant-o on their Deviantart has made a theme/skin for conky which makes us feels have a Windows 8 in our desktop.

Conky Metro UI Style Screenshot 

How to Install Conky Metro Style 'Windows 8' Widget for Ubuntu
Here are step by step to make Metro UI Style Widget in your ubuntu,  some application that required is Conky.

Install conky in your Ubuntu
first step is install conky, you can install conky through Ubuntu Software Center (find it using keyword `conky`) or using terminal using this command :
sudo apt-get install conky-all
Create conky directory in your home folder
 mkdir ~/.conky && cd ~/.conky
Download the Metro UI style for Conky  
Download the conky Themes/Skin which made kant-o and place in folder that early created then unzip it.
  • wget
  • unzip
Make some necessary setting
in side folder that reated before do following :
  • chmod +x
  • chmod +x
To make Conky work with your email, edit the and place your gmail credentials there. After finishing all setting run conky as following :
Make Conky run on Startup
If you want Conky to start when a new session loads, add the file named to your startup applications (or copy to  ~.config/autostart/).