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Old 01-04-2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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Is this just a windows manager or a theme or both?


hello everyone, i'm downloading SUSE 10.0 and i've used mandrake before on my other machine awhile ago but now i got a new machine. Now i saw some awesome desktops and i was wondering how to tweak them. Like what windows manager do you think this is? Or is it just like gnome with a theme attached to it? Also how did they make the gnome toolbar look like macs tool bar?

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and this is the one where they made the tool bar resmeble macs toolbar:
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So what i was wondering is how did they did it, with a windows manager or with a theme?
If so, where can i find awesome themes/window managers like this! thank you! sorry 'im very n00bish.


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Old 01-04-2006, 11:38 PM   #2
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thats fluxbox window manager running gkrellm, xmms and a few other apps....it's pretty much how mine looks.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 11:57 PM   #3
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Awesome thanks! So i can install fluxbox windows manager on SuSE distro right? Also what was that other program u where talking about? gkrellm and xmms?
 
Old 01-05-2006, 02:58 AM   #4
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GKrellM shows you system info and XMMS is a media player.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 09:27 AM   #5
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thanks for the info guys! i can't wait to get Linux installed! BEEP BEEP IMA JEEP! lawlerspaghetti.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 10:10 AM   #6
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This one is just a theme for KDE: real simple and nice: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=26392
called 'Thinking about blue'
 
Old 01-05-2006, 10:16 AM   #7
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Awesome, thanks that one looks pretty cool too! I was wondering what are some cool loooking window managers, I use to like englightenment but i heard they stopp supporting it or somthing? Fluxbox looks like a cool one, any other ones out there i'm missing?
 
Old 01-05-2006, 11:06 AM   #8
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superkaramba has a lot of stuff going on as well: http://kdelook.org/content/show.php?content=6708
http://www.superkaramba.com/
i think this is also only KDE
 
Old 01-05-2006, 12:05 PM   #9
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Awesome, thanks that one looks pretty cool too! I was wondering what are some cool loooking window managers, I use to like englightenment but i heard they stopp supporting it or somthing? Fluxbox looks like a cool one, any other ones out there i'm missing?
Enlightenment is still being developed. The upcoming DR17 release, looks like its going to be really cool.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 12:17 PM   #10
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awesome thanks guys, i had no idea, Enligthenment is still being devloped, which brings up another n00bish question. What is the main difference between window managers? Like i heard some support KDE extensions, or Gnome and others do not, what exactly does this mean?
 
Old 01-05-2006, 12:58 PM   #11
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If you search these forums for "Fluxbox", "KDE", "Gnome", you'll likely get a number of hits. One of the easiest ways to find the differences is to visit their homepages. Fluxbox is a no-frills WM, but it is lightning fast and configured by the command line. KDE is what some would call the 'standard,' though many would disagree. Poke around and see what you like.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 05:12 PM   #12
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cool thanks I will, I saw Fluxbox is like derived off of blackbox, and i did use blackbox before awhile ago on mandrake 8.2 and it was quick as alittle bunny on crack rock. I didn't like the GUI though it was boring, fluxbox seems like a winner~
 
Old 01-05-2006, 07:22 PM   #13
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The default Fluxbox interface can be 'boring' as well -- it's all about what you spruce it up with. The makers didn't want to add in any crap you didn't need, so you get to add it in yourself. The result? Only what you want, nothing you don't. I don't even use a graphical file manager or desktop icons, personally. Just a well-customized menu and gkrellM
 
Old 01-05-2006, 08:01 PM   #14
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If you want highly configurable, minimal graphical environments, I can highly recommend Sawfish too. Think of Fluxbox, but without the "slit", a nicer inbuilt configuration tool and more sensible approach to keybindings... and you've almost got to Sawfish!
 
  


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