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Best distrobution for snazziest desktop
slimdog360 
1/9/08 3:48:01 PM
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spielentwickler 
1/9/08 3:51:18 PM
Guru

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I have to say, I'm not a fan of Ubuntu for myself.

I like to have a bit of control over my desktop, be able to make some choices for myself :)



Then why not add Openbox yourself and go from there? As a Gentoo user, you're surely not afraid of messing around with configuration files.



I've already said I'll be using compiz-fusion. This implies one of the included WMs.

I meant desktop as in overall system, not just the desktop environment.

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spielentwickler 
1/9/08 3:51:45 PM
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Quote by slimdog360
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I fail to see how this post has contributed anything to the discussion.

Care to elaborate?

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TheSecret 
1/9/08 5:04:57 PM
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Quote by Redhatter
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http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o147/wilsontc/desktop-1.png

That's a pretty simple Unix desktop I think :)



Nice desktop... but unfortunately that desktop environment/unix distribution is only available to Apple Macintosh owners.

Which I am not ... at this stage.



There are other illegal ways.



Fixed.

The "other" ways are illegal until such time as Apple license their OS for use on IBM clones. Which they haven't, and despite it possibly being a good move -- they won't do as it'll mean sacrificing their Macintosh product line.

And on my laptop, I can forget running Mac OS X.



There is nothing illegal about running purchased software on your own hardware, despite what the Apple EULA tries to scare you with.

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Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is
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wilsontc 
1/9/08 9:39:01 PM
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Quote by TheSecret
There is nothing illegal about running purchased software on your own hardware, despite what the Apple EULA tries to scare you with.



That is not necessarily the case. It may be illegal, it may not be. No one in Australia has been taken to court for using it, as far as I know.

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TheSecret 
1/9/08 9:52:59 PM
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I've argued this in some other thread quite well, citing examples, but I don't know how to find it.

It basically boils down to the factthat it can not be tested in court, because it will be decided that it is not binding. At the moment software companies have a level ofprotection because people beleive it is legal.

The simple reasons it is not illegal, would be to do with the first sale doctrine, and the concept of consideration. Neither of these are in place, it is not a binding contract of any sort, and indeed consumer rights laws would overrule many parts of it.

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Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is
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spielentwickler 
3/9/08 1:59:23 PM
Guru

TheSecret, actually, it can be tested in court, like any other legal matter. It's not whether it can be tested or not that is the issue, but rather whether it would be found to be binding.

There are a lot of laws that are just plain ignored in many commercial sectors. How many times do you see "no refunds on sale items" signs in stores. Those are against the law, and can be reported to fair trading. People just aren't informed.

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[playerone] 
3/9/08 3:01:47 PM
Overlord

plain desktop http://bayimg.com/HAkClaabG
what it normally looks like http://bayimg.com/HAKCnaABg

actual res is 3200x1600

this is on Debian testing.

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spielentwickler 
3/9/08 6:46:37 PM
Guru

nice backgrounds [playerone]

So far so good, I've got it so far as a kdebase-meta install.

FBsplash, with this theme:
http://fbsplash.berlios.de/themes/shots/1024x768-natural_gentoo.png - silent boot
http://fbsplash.berlios.de/themes/shots/1024x768-natural_gentoo-fbcondecor.png - console deocrations

KDM is running this theme: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Sweet+Darkness+Login+Theme?content=75036

I'm using the background from that theme on my desktop for now. Smooth transition from login screen to desktop.

KDE splash is: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/SplashKDE?content=87141 (nice and simple, and doesn't cover that background)

I'll post some screenshots of the desktop later when I've got the rest of KDE installed.

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[playerone] 
4/9/08 5:01:56 PM
Overlord

I like my old desktop more - but i got sick of it.

http://bayimg.com/iAKFJaaBG

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TheSecret 
4/9/08 7:23:42 PM
Overlord
Quote by spielentwickler
TheSecret, actually, it can be tested in court, like any other legal matter. It's not whether it can be tested or not that is the issue, but rather whether it would be found to be binding.

There are a lot of laws that are just plain ignored in many commercial sectors. How many times do you see "no refunds on sale items" signs in stores. Those are against the law, and can be reported to fair trading. People just aren't informed.



It's true that it could be tested, but at present, it is not currently illegal to install OS X on a pc.

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Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is
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slimdog360 
4/9/08 8:22:21 PM
Overlord

Quote by spielentwickler
Quote by slimdog360
terminal



I fail to see how this post has contributed anything to the discussion.

Care to elaborate?


it doesn't.

that's now +2 post count

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Comrade 
4/9/08 9:30:40 PM
Serf

Linux Mint is also nice, it's based on Ubuntu, but it has a lot of cool features that Ubuntu doesn't have.

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elmo198 
7/9/08 1:36:05 PM
Champion

mate if ya already considering Gentoo, you already know the snazzyiest desktop can only be customize yourself. all distro comes with their own version, but like all linux you install what you feel is prettiest. like Windows, you change the GUI how you see fit. and futher more. whichever feel more responsive.
I only have one advice, use a custom made kernel that is design for desktop use.

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Redhatter 
9/9/08 11:22:34 PM
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Well, any minimalist desktop will do... Gentoo, Debian, Slackware, not Ubuntu.

Since you already use Gentoo, that'd be a safe bet... stick with what you know. I'm one of the crowd who happens to believe one size does not fit all.

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spielentwickler 
10/9/08 8:39:47 AM
Guru

Quote by Redhatter
Well, any minimalist desktop will do... Gentoo, Debian, Slackware, not Ubuntu.

Since you already use Gentoo, that'd be a safe bet... stick with what you know. I'm one of the crowd who happens to believe one size does not fit all.



Completely agree. I love Gentoo, but I love it because I know enough to get something out of it.

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