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Installing Linux themes from noobslab.com

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#1 BlueGalaxy


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Posted 25 December 2016 - 09:18 PM

Hello. I've found a website that offers free themes and conkies for Ubuntu Linux. Do any of you guys have some experience with this website, and are able to tell me whether this site is safe or not? It seems like common IT sense that it's not safe to download random files from the internet, but are these safe?






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Posted 25 December 2016 - 09:45 PM

I have THIS  addon installed in Firefox.


I right click on a file/link etc....such as the first one in your post above......


It returns THIS report

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#3 BlueGalaxy

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 09:57 PM

It appears that your suggested addon for Firefox scans download links. Thank you for this suggestion.

However, noobslab.com provides instructions to install their software via the terminal. Do you know if this is safe?

For example:



To install Acvamarin in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Terminal Commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install acvamarin

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 10:35 PM

Yes its safe, I have used thier ppa's in the past no issues

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 10:48 PM

Installing stuff from noobslab is fine, I use their PPA's all the time.

Edited by NickAu, 25 December 2016 - 11:16 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 05:55 AM

Hi, BlueGalaxy.


I concur. Even though I no longer run the 'buntus, I too have used the noobslab PPAs before now. They're highly thought of 'around the block'; there's nothing there that'll come back to bite you. If there is, I've never heard of it.....and there's many reputable sites that will refer you to them for themes'n'stuff.


In a nutshell.....it's as safe as anything on the 'net can be considered to be these days. You don't stay on the web for very long if you're 'scamming' people, or installing crap on their machines; word soon gets around!


The terminal is recommended because that's the quickest & simplest way to install their PPA. I believe in Ubuntu it uses the same 'wget' mechanism as in the Puppies; it's a standard Linux command-line utility, which gives you a link to the net via the terminal, and allows you to download stuff, using the same.



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