The Clear Skies Desktop

The Clear Skies Desktop

Ami Banerji’s Linux desktop is clean, simple and open. What it gives up in widgets it gets back in simplicity — and that’s a good thing. Here’s how to get the same look for your computer.

Ami is running Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr”, so while some of the look and feel is Ubuntu-specific, you can get a similar look with any Linux distro. Here are the components you’ll need:

  • The wallpaper from WallpaperUp
  • Conky, a lightweight system monitor for Linux systems
  • Harmattan for Conky
  • QlockTwo by none other than okubax, whose work we’ve featured before here
  • The Numix GTK theme
  • Plank, an application dock for Linux for the launcher at the bottom of the screen
  • The Numix Square icon set to replace the system icons

Open Skies Desktop [Flickr]


  • love these guides, odd question but do any of these guides have one for a native resolution of 2560×1600? I know i can just change the wallpaper but im rather shmitten with this look 🙂

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