The first thing that freaked me out were Ubuntus undismissable and fading bubbles.
Use leoliks repo to install libnotify-bin.
Now to notifyosdconfig. To configure the notifications you need to install this config tool by adding this repo:
This repo is a bit outdated so the latest distribution which is currently working is utopic and you have to trust it manually.
You need to edit the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/amandeepgrewal-ubuntu-notifyosdconfig-zesty.list
Save it and run this: