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Old 04-16-2014, 11:09 AM   #31
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Have you tried going to Google, select "images" then enter "Linux Desktop Managers" which should give you a sample of what is available?
You'll obviously have to do a bit of research to find out how to configure your system to make it look like the one you're happiest with.
Your post title "Best appearing Linux" is a bit subjective to say the least.

Play Bonny!

 
Old 04-16-2014, 11:16 AM   #32
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I find openbox to be the most configurable and fastest to get your head around. There is a wealth of information on how to do so.

Really,.. a combination of 2x Conky's tint2, nitrogen, xcompmgr and dmenu... i've got a really nice and informative desktop that I don't need much mouse usage with.

(use chromium with vimium as well)

Plus it works on an old 1GB/1.2Ghz laptop like greased lightning.
 
Old 04-16-2014, 12:25 PM   #33
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How is this possible to have a desktop like this ?

http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/pr/scr...2-eraindil.png
That looks like it is Xfce, with docky, conky,and screenlets.

These are available in all Linux distribution so just pick one and start configuring the way you want it. If you mess it up then trash it and start over.
 
Old 04-16-2014, 02:12 PM   #34
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TAnd "best looking" is very much a matter of opinion.
Exactly. What the best looking car/moblie phone/etc. in the world? You'll get almost as many answers as the number of people you ask.

Even if it was limited to a single desktop enviroment (e.g. Xfce), you'll get all sorts of answers. This layout with this colour theme? No, thats ugly, you need this layout with that colour scheme......

At least we've got more options in the GNU/Linux world than there is in windows world, or macOS world. The only problem is that we've got more options GNU/Linux world than there is in windows world, or macOS world.

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That looks like it is Xfce, with docky, conky,and screenlets.
Openbox according to this-

http://www.gentoo.org.cn/proj/en/pr/...ot-winners.xml
 
Old 04-16-2014, 04:40 PM   #35
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I say Arch. It's as custom as you make it.
So you'd suggest someone that has never touched Linux before to install Arch for their first experience with Linux?
 
Old 04-16-2014, 04:46 PM   #36
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I'd take a look at Elementary OS. It's clean simple, and elegant. It's somewhat Inspired by Mac OS X and it borrows code from Ubuntu 12. http://elementaryos.org/
 
Old 04-16-2014, 05:16 PM   #37
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So you'd suggest someone that has never touched Linux before to install Arch for their first experience with Linux?
I'd definitely not recommend Arch to a beginner. Nevertheless, my reply does answer his question.

Or, he could download Debian and select one of the 4 DE's it has by default. This would be better for a beginner because he/she wouldn't have go to through all the hassle to install Arch for the first two and 3 times.
 
Old 04-16-2014, 09:28 PM   #38
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OP can get an idea of what can be done with various Linux desktops at this site; hundreds of screenshots of desktops are posted there. Do not be deterred by the URL. It's supposed to be a joke.
 
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I say Arch. It's as custom as you make it.
Heard that Arch is original Linux and hard to learn. True ?
 
Old 04-17-2014, 12:00 PM   #40
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Maybe Ubuntu the best choice for you, it's simple Linux, here http://allhitech.blogspot.ru/2014/04...inux-easy.html you will find easy instruction for installing Linux on your computer.
I hate Unity looks.
 
Old 04-17-2014, 12:39 PM   #41
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I hate Unity looks.
We have been saying through the whole thread that in Linux you can change the way everything looks.
And yet you keep saying that you wont use ubuntu because you dont like unity? What does stop you from using a version of Ubuntu with a different graphical interface? Xfce, KDE, LXDE, Open Box, Enlightenment, etc they are all available in Ubuntu.

And Ubuntu is a good distro to use because it has a large community and lots of help on the internet in case you need guidance.
 
Old 04-17-2014, 02:04 PM   #42
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We have been saying through the whole thread that in Linux you can change the way everything looks.
And yet you keep saying that you wont use ubuntu because you dont like unity? What does stop you from using a version of Ubuntu with a different graphical interface? Xfce, KDE, LXDE, Open Box, Enlightenment, etc they are all available in Ubuntu.

And Ubuntu is a good distro to use because it has a large community and lots of help on the internet in case you need guidance.
I said I hate unity. But I didn't say I hate Ubuntu. I understand About the looks.
 
Old 04-17-2014, 02:16 PM   #43
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Heard that Arch is original Linux and hard to learn. True ?
Original in the sense that you make your own distro and only install what YOU want? Yes.
Hard to learn? Maybe. For a newbie I say stay away from Arch. Start with something easy as Mint or Ubuntu, then hop into other distros, like openSUSE, Debian, etc. When you're confident you can start reading the Beginners' Guide, but try to UNDERSTAND what every command does, this is the most important thing about Arch. Then try installing it on a virtual machine. Only go for the real install once you installed it a few times on a virtual machine. Having a backup PC is always welcome.
 
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:35 PM   #44
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Original in the sense that you make your own distro and only install what YOU want? Yes.
Hard to learn? Maybe. For a newbie I say stay away from Arch. Start with something easy as Mint or Ubuntu, then hop into other distros, like openSUSE, Debian, etc. When you're confident you can start reading the Beginners' Guide, but try to UNDERSTAND what every command does, this is the most important thing about Arch. Then try installing it on a virtual machine. Only go for the real install once you installed it a few times on a virtual machine. Having a backup PC is always welcome.
I will keep your suggestions in my Mind.
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