In my previous articles I have talked to you about Cinnamon desktop, a fork of GNOME Shell developed by the Mint founder, and I have given you instructions on how to install Cinnamon on Ubuntu and how to install Cinnamon on Fedora. This time I will show you some brand new themes for Cinnamon. I have tested them on Ubuntu 11.10 but the installation process is the same for all distributions Mint, Fedora, Open Suse etc.
Update: A new section is available in the official Cinnamon web site with all the available Cinnamon themes. It has many new themes. To install them download the .zip file and extract it in ~/.themes (or /usr/share/themes to install it system-wide). Now you can select the themes from the Cinnamon Overlay > Themes (Click on the top left corner and select Themes. The git repository doesn't work any more so ignore the git part mentioned below.
To install those themes open a terminal and type:
sudo apt-get install git-corecdgit clone https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-themes.gitcd cinnamon-themes./test
Logout and log back in. Now you can select the themes from the Cinnamon Overlay > Themes (Click on the top left corner and select Themes
To be honest I prefer the default theme.
Some of those themes seem to have problems. I don't know if they appear better in Linux Mint or they look the same on all distributions. Anyway I am sure they will get better and more themes will come up since Cinnamon is just at the beginning!