Synthetica is another Look n Feel for Java Swing .Synthetica is based on Synth, which is part of version 1.5 of the Java2 Platform Standard Edition. It looks of the components is with rounded borders, shadowed popup menus, nice icons and a new, fresh look. Moreover, it enables we developers to modify existing LAF’s, or to create their own LAF only by editing a xml based configuration file ie .propertry files. Developers don’t have to write complex Java-GUI-Code, but can integrate their own code. more
Mig Layout is another free and opensource Layout Manager for Swing and SWT , Its versatile. Its a combination of GridBagLayout and independent of Swing or SWT, MigLayout is suppose to be better than JGoodies FormLayout. more
Finally here is a cool video of NovellLinux 10 XGL. Its amazing….