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Old 02-06-2004, 08:21 PM   #31
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Ahhhh ok

Is there any Mac-like UI's around for Linux (KDE I spose)? I've seen a few but not many good ones...
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:31 PM   #32
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Ahhhh ok

Is there any Mac-like UI's around for Linux (KDE I spose)? I've seen a few but not many good ones...
Evolution with an aqua theme from freshmeat
 
Old 02-06-2004, 09:48 PM   #33
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What exactly are GNOME and KDE? I've heard of them, but never really understood what they were.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 10:04 PM   #34
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KDE and Gnome are both Desktop Environments, then inside them you have things like IceVM etc that are called Window Decorations...
 
Old 02-06-2004, 10:06 PM   #35
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Yeh but unfortuantely ya have to pay for that (although if ya want/need the really pretty GUI it'd be worth it)
 
Old 02-06-2004, 10:07 PM   #36
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Sorry I stand corrected - you can download the source from the Ximian Developer site
 
Old 02-07-2004, 12:27 PM   #37
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Does Wine allow Linux users to play games that use DirectX? Is there a performance loss when using Wine?
 
Old 02-08-2004, 08:51 AM   #38
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Evolution with an aqua theme from freshmeat
OOPS! It ain't evolution (free with every big distro)! I meant Enlightenment!!!! Enlightenment!!!!!

So sorry for the mixup. Can't undo what already came out. I shall hang my head in shame now.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 11:55 AM   #39
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Haha no need - we all make mistakes

Actually, Evolution does have a Desktop Environment - Ximian Desktop 2, you can get the source (although I couldn't find it)...

I'll try out your Enlightenment idea
 
Old 02-08-2004, 12:13 PM   #40
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I think the theme that satisfied me the most was "aquatux", but I cannot recall. I've been distro-hopping too much lately to get involved in themes again. There were 2 that really had a good representation of Aqua (I haven't seen any jaguar themes out there....). One had a cute baby tux and some clouds as the default backgrond (my 4-year-old's fave) and the other had the anime mac-girl (don't know her name). Both had good menu theming and the feel was close (sorta OSX/OS9-ish - does that make any sense???). Once I figure out how to get Mandy 10 to load my net card at bootup, perhaps I'll start theming from there....
 
Old 11-27-2004, 12:33 PM   #41
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Reguarding Wine's DirectX capability, the answer is NO. However, there is a mod to Wine called WineX or something like that, that has DirectX built in, to allow DirectX games.


But, according to winehq.com, it only works on x86-based systems, not PPC.

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Old 01-15-2005, 01:45 PM   #42
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You can make gnome look like Aqua... It has some mistakes, but it looks good

I have these:
GTK theme: AquaX+
Metacity Theme: RJaguar

There are icon sets too
 
Old 01-15-2005, 05:41 PM   #43
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You can make gnome look like Aqua... It has some mistakes, but it looks good

I have these:
GTK theme: AquaX+
Metacity Theme: RJaguar

There are icon sets too
Bleh! That GTK theme looks like the Aqua in older versions of OS X and not at all like the much better Aqua found in Panther. The only theme I've seen so far that even comes close to looking like Panther is Glossy P

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Old 01-16-2005, 01:02 AM   #44
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Re: Re: Before I start using Linux, I need to know that these apps exist for it

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Also I second the vote for quanta for html editing, although it has it's flaws.
Stating that Quanta has its flaws is like saying that ATI has on occasion released drivers with minor problems. Quanta is certainly maturing fairly quickly though!

PHP editors with syntax highlighting? That is nearly any text editor you'll get with any serious distribution. There's Quanta, emacs, kate/kwrite, and a host of others.

Encyclopedia for Linux? there's yahoo.com, google.com, etc. - seriously, do you really bother with an encyclopedia nowadays when the whole Internet is out there with a slew of free information?
 
  


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