Originally posted by Bockwurst
well, i've configged some settings for the gnome environment (color, titlebar,etc) and now it seems that kde is going better lol ..... but can you customize kde as good as with gnome? By that i mean using your own (custom) images , like for instance litestep and hoverdesk?
is the place to go.
You should remember, the main difference (possibly the reason that the gnome project started ?????) is that kde is based on Qt, whereas gnome is based on Gtk - Qt is proprietary (sort of), while Gtk is fully open source (hence the likes of debian using it as default.
Personally, I prefer kde - even after 3 years or so of meddling with linux, I still prefer my environment to be sort of "windowsesque" (kde is, more than gnome IMO).
Plus if you have the Gtk libs and other stuff installed, but then run/use KDE, you should normally see most, if not all, of the gnome apps in the kde menu.
You say you're using SuSE 9.3 ??? if thats correct, you'll have KDE 3.4 installed, they've started doing some "extra" stuff to make things easier. E.g. if you go to the KDE control centre>Appearance & Themes>Backgrounds (and your online), you see a little button to get extra backgrounds - It gets them from KDE-look (linked above). I haven't found the same for the buttons/icons etc but I suspect that thats "in the pipeline".
Before you try that, have a look in YaST's installing software section and see whats available, listed in the KDE stuff. Names like kdeartwork will have backgrounds, buttons, icons etc etc
Oh, and also look into "superkaramba". If you use that, you can really make your desktop "spangley"! (ha! yes, I like some of the eye-candy as well).
Then dig a bit further. 'Cos if your kit is up to it, you should look into tranparency and shadows (which can be done reasonably easily with kde 3.4). My graphics card will do it, but it's rather elderly and if I enable the translucency/transparency and shadowing my monitor takes forever to do the "screen re-draw" and things (visually) slow down (yup I am looking into which would be the best upgrade graphics card
It's been my understanding that most, if not all of the stuff you can do with KDE, can also be done with gnome. I've just not found it anywhere as easy to try this with gnome - most of the kde things I've done/tried have seemed quite straight forward.