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I laugh enough at winXP cause I seem to be the only one who touches it and within 5 minutes I get it to lock or crash.
But for kde and gnome and programs that use those styles I like the cleaner more professional stuff better. If I compare the gnome style openoffice for example with default style. but then I should have chosen another distro and compile everything from source. But I thought maybe there's a special reason a lot of programs look cartoony
Originally posted by darkleaf Lol I'm glad I'm not the only one. Everybody at school who uses says it's rock solid. Of course they haven't tried linux yet
For some reason my computers like never crash not even my win98, but it seems like all my friends from school have something wrong with their windows computer, but in my middle school theres only 3 people that know what linux is(ones my friend another is a mac user then theres me) and 1 that uses it (me). You think someone would think I'm a geek, no not at all, I even know some C++.
Its all down to the theme you use. I use gnome and wouldn't say its at all cartoon-like. I use a custom theme that is mainly the simple theme, but with the default controls. This is so that when I highlight a menu item in either thunderird or firefox I can still read the text, using the simple theme the menu text and background turns white so I can't read the test.
I'm not to keen on the cartoon-like look, if I were to use winxp I would use the original theme, as it was I used to use win2k
i use the kids icon theme in KDE and i love it!
in windows however i use the same look i used since windows 95. no xp theme here. i guess watching windows in a new way after so many years bothered me. but in linux, i've been using kde/gnome from the begining. so it comes naturally.
i wish kde would have more cartoony themes i just love em! it just makes working on a linux box so much more worthwhile.
In Windows I prefer the classic look over the Fisher-Price "My First OS" look. In Linux I mostly use FluxBox, IceWM or XFCE (depending on what I feel like using that day) so I don't have to worry about cartoon-y there. I think the most catoon-y looking OS would have to be the Mac OSX, but somehow I wouldn't mind using that. In fact when I use IceWM, I use the sortofaqua theme because the window buttons look like OSX buttons
I use fluxbox myself so no cartoony look here. But it looks like a lot of people like them. I didn't know you could change them so easily. Maybe I'll just try for fun
I think KDE looks a bit cartoony because everything is so huge. Can you change that too. (I'm going to regret even downloading everything again in a day or so when I'll find out that my system is just too slow anyway )