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Old 08-13-2005, 12:14 AM   #1
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I want a linux like mac


I want widgets a dock bar that acs like the task bar and everything, can I have this for the dumb newb, I have a compaq m2105us laptop and my two custom builds, (I only want the laptop to have that linux first) a642800|ati9550| semp 2500| ati9600xt aiw| and my laptop is a semp 2800 754|xpress 200m| x300m

please help me I really like linux alot and getting win xp with widgets was hard and the dock was hard, I want to be a linux brother lol, btw thatnks for the help
 
Old 08-13-2005, 12:37 AM   #2
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Widgets.

And I don't know about a dock...never looked into one.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 01:03 AM   #3
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thank you I love this forum already

Well ^^^ now what distro should I use and which will work with my compaq quite good, btw can I fold too
 
Old 08-13-2005, 01:18 AM   #4
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Slackware, of course! what else?!
 
Old 08-13-2005, 01:18 AM   #5
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Oh. You don't have a distro yet? I'd advise you on what to choose, but unfortunately I r nub, and don't know these things. Everyone's taste is apparently different. I just found the widgets for you because I've seen them on a desktop modding forum I frequent.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 01:33 AM   #6
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ooo

what do the widgets run on, what is fastest and best, idk about slackware what is kde do I need it I think soo what runs kde
 
Old 08-13-2005, 01:39 AM   #7
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superkaramba runs on KDE
gDesklets runs on Gnome
I'd again recommend using superkaramba, more uneversal, so to speak...
gDesklets is also nice but compiling it takes skills of nuclear physicist.
Slackware is the oldest and one of the fastest distros existing.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 01:53 AM   #8
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well what distro runs kde, idk which
 
Old 08-13-2005, 02:00 AM   #9
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Every distro runs KDE
http://distrowatch.com
 
Old 08-13-2005, 02:03 AM   #10
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Then gentoo is for me
 
Old 08-13-2005, 02:07 AM   #11
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Are you familiar with Linux? Gentoo is very advanced. If you want to build your personal nuclear reactor it'll be easier and faster.
And here how it looks on my laptop:
http://eo.yifan.net/users/t/wdesborough/AeroSuSE.png

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Old 08-13-2005, 02:16 AM   #12
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Iam getting fedora 3
 
Old 08-13-2005, 02:20 AM   #13
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That sounds better! Start with FC. When you feel ready and comfortable enough with it, enter the matrix and get Slackware!
All the best
 
Old 08-13-2005, 02:26 AM   #14
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I see home fanboy hehe, Lol, well I like this and a fellow friend has helped me

You're just like me, we don't like Windows' look. Anyways, you've come to the right place.

First of all, pick any distro you want. I like an RPM based distro. I use Fedora Core 3, haven't upgraded yet.

Second, choose from one of three Mac-like dockers, Ksmoothdock, Kxdocker, Ksmalldock. I use Kxdocker. It is exactly like the MacOSX docker and it is the best.

Third, you need to install Baghira. Baghira is a MacOSX like menu and style for Linux. Beware, that for the exact Mac functionality, you will need KDE 3.3.x, not 3.4.x. In 3.4.x, Baghira conflicts with KDE's built in Mac bar.

Fourth, you want to have a transparency engine by editing X. Instructions are on Baghira's website. This is optional as Mac's can have this disabled also. This willl probably be the most difficult thing to do.

Then, go to www.kde-look.org and find a preffered wallpaper (there is mac wallpaper there), find login screen/login manager skin (there are mac ones), and find the mac mouse skin. Install those, a very easy install, and you'll have a perfect mac clone.

Hope this helps. Oh, search in google for Baghira's website

And if you're a Linux newcomer, then I wouldn't pick Gentoo. Gentoo is a very advanced distro and even the installation is a hassle. I have tried to install Gentoo four times and I'm no newcomer to Linux, and out of those four times I have never gotten a working installation.

The other option you have is to customize Gnome which is fairly easy compared to the Baghira KDE Kxdocker Combo. Just go to gnome-look.org and look there for Mac skins. Then install kxdocker and as long as you have KDE libraries you'll be able to run Kxdocker, but I would look for a docker ready for Gnome integration.

I think that needs to be stickyed
 
Old 08-13-2005, 10:47 AM   #15
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Go with FreeBSD, and KDE with super karamba if you want
 
  


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