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Old 06-07-2005, 09:57 PM   #1
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My Slackware desktop, info and kde screen.


Hi, I installed slack 10.1 and upgraded all packages to current with, slapt-get --dist-upgrade, and it all worked great, I also installed emerde, or as I like to still call it, emerge, because emerde just sounds weird.

The list of some major software is below, and I also have the latest kernel <2.6.11.11>, and I compiled it from scratch, rather than loading that gay config file <I like pat, but I don't reccomend the config, because it's loaded with too many modules and crap, and it slows it down, I like to make what I Use as built in, except alsa, yeah loading modules sucks, so I don't like it>
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* Kernel 2.6.11.11
* KDE 3.4
* Xorg 6.8.2
* Portage <few deps screwed up, but other than that it works, I reccomend trying a slackware-bare system, then downloading emerde, and emerging yourself a new system, like gentoo, then you wont get that reposiory crap>
* Slapt-get
* Swaret 1.7 development release
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I'm one of the ones who will NOT stop tweaking a system, idk why, but I'm just never satisfied, so I'll play a lot, if it breaks, like my gentoo, debian, and many others did, oh well, then I'll try again with the complete portage way , Linux is just fun for me, doing stuff like me helps you learn it.
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Anyway... Here's a screenshot of my kde 3.4 desktop
http://www.f-designs.net/slackwaredesktop.png

Post what you think , also you could throw in comments about what could be improved, or what could make it better or anything.

-Thanks
 
Old 06-07-2005, 10:36 PM   #2
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because emerde just sounds weird
Particularly if you speak French... e-merde might give you an idea of what I'm talking about.


As for what I think, I think that if you really want the Aqua look, you should switch to XFCE. I felt like something different a couple weeks ago, and with the appropriate plugins in Firefox/Thunderbird, you can get XFCE to behave and look an awful lot like Aqua.

I'd post a pic of mine, but I'm lacking for screen resolution on the laptop that wouldn't do the full multitasking/multi window thing justice. Maybe when I'm back on my desktop, if you really care, since I have the same plugins installed there.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 10:42 PM   #3
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If you want to make it look more MacOSX-like, you may need also to drastically change the bottom menu too. You may also like to switch the close, maximize and minimize buttons of the windows to the left corner instead. I will post a screenshot of my Desktop. It's Ubuntu Hoary, with Gnome and Gdesklets for the bottom menu:

http://www.geocities.com/kooltux/sna...tu/image01.jpg

I had a similar desktop with FreeBSD once. It looked better, I just can't find a way to remove that Gnome Foot at the top left corner of my screen for an apple

Good luck!
 
Old 06-07-2005, 10:44 PM   #4
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You have an Internet Exploder icon in your dock....
 
Old 06-07-2005, 10:46 PM   #5
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Yeah, haven't find a nice Firefox one :\
 
Old 06-07-2005, 10:49 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Megaman X
If you want to make it look more MacOSX-like, you may need also to drastically change the bottom menu too. You may also like to switch the close, maximize and minimize buttons of the windows to the left corner instead. I will post a screenshot of my Desktop. It's Ubuntu Hoary, with Gnome and Gdesklets for the bottom menu:

http://www.geocities.com/kooltux/sna...tu/image01.jpg

I had a similar desktop with FreeBSD once. It looked better, I just can't find a way to remove that Gnome Foot at the top left corner of my screen for an apple

Good luck!
I want it to be mac-like, but I don't want the buttons over on the left, that would just get confusing

I like kde over most other desktop managers I've tried, but I could give gnome another try, and maybe xfce.

btw, here's a similar mac theme, except it has an apple instead of a foot <atleast when I tried it in gnome 2.8 a little while ago>

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=13548
 
Old 06-07-2005, 10:54 PM   #7
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Thumbs up Thanks!

Thank you cheater1034!. That's exactly the same theme I'm using. In fact, I've followed that link line by line to get everything in place, including the close, maximize and minimize buttons .

I think Ubuntu uses some weird thing to to foot ratter then the "standard" Gnome desktop . Here is an shot from my BSD, without gdesklets:

http://www.geocities.com/kooltux/sna...sd/BSD_OSX.jpg

That foot saddens me, really. Reminds me of the old Redhat days when I could not replace the Redhat logo. Note that the FreeBSD screenshot has an apple instead of that foot using the very same theme

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Old 06-07-2005, 11:57 PM   #8
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I don't remember which theme it was, but this was once my desktop (for a few hours, I prefer Ion as a window manager).
http://knix.no-ip.info/screenshots/fotoshow.php?id=15

I don't have nothing against Mac, but they are all equal, and I like being different

PS: cheater1034, Pat includes so many modules in the Slackware config because it have to be compatible with most computers...
 
Old 06-08-2005, 08:40 AM   #9
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http://killerbob.ca/picture.php?img=...pg&size=medium
or http://killerbob.ca/picture.php?img=screenshot.jpg if you want the full unresized glory.

We'll see if that works.... could run into my anti-leech code. That's XFCE, with the "Agua" theme (which comes with Slack). The window theme is "XFCE", Firefox is using the Saferfox skin which is on their most popular downloads, and the mouse is using the blue version of this: http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php?content=6240

It's not 100% like Mac, but then again, I don't want it 100% like mac. For example, I have focus following the mouse. I just like the graphical elements, and think that Mac is *way* ahead of Win when it comes to designing a UI and making it look nice.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 11:31 PM   #10
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*EDIT* I am sticking with KDE, because it's the best of all I tried, and I trie fluxbox, xfce 4, gnome 2.10 (from portage), and kde 3.4. Gnome is the slowest of them all, fluxbox is the fastest, and I'd say xfce and kde on my system were about equal, xfce may have been a little more fast, but my kde looks somewhat like a mac, I love the mac theme, but I don't actually WANT a mac.

http://f-designs.net/slackware.png

Last edited by cheater1034; 06-09-2005 at 03:43 PM.
 
Old 10-01-2005, 05:00 AM   #11
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Killerbob, ROFLM, your sig is extremely funny. I hadn't had such a good laugh for a long time.

However I do hope some newbie doesn't put it into practice...
 
  


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