GNU / Linux August 2007 Desktops


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infra_red_dude
lol, i am speechless at macbuntu...

you know, if you get miranda and skin/plug/mod it nicely to match Adium, mac users will split their heads in two :p

miranda for linux?? thanks for the info kyro... my next timepass wud be that!! ;) i'll soon post another screenshot when its complete!

edit: miranda im for linux project seems to haf come to halt now!

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kyro
edit: miranda im for linux project seems to haf come to halt now!

runs easily with wine. v easy.... Go Go Gooooo :)

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Ren (Killshot)
It's Helvetica. Came with the system, not sure if it's the same font as Apple's Helvetica.

The UI font is Segoe UI, from Vista/Office2007.Using latest freetype2 (2.3.5, with the TrueType bytecode interpreter compiled in) and pango (1.17.5), font settings are slight hinting and grey scale antialiasing. No fonts.config settings in regards to Helvetica. Pango is important for kerning and all that, so if you want good font rendering, make sure you're using the newest version of that.

I'm using the Stylish extension for Firefox to override fonts in various webpages, if they default to something else. Youtube in the screenshot has no CSS overrides via Stylish, uses Helvetica by default. Should be mentioned that I purposefully don't have Verdana or Tahoma installed. Can't see these two anymore, I prefer Helvetica over them. A lot.

--edit: Checked, I have Firefox also use the FT2 autohinter, which overrides the slight hinting setting. It's in about:config, font.FreeType2.autohinted = true.

Cheers firefox is looking a little better now, not perfect but better than before :)

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PrimoTurbo

Finally got Photoshop 7 to install with Crossover Office and I have been able to make some custom buttons for my desktop, the menu button and the cool little back/pause/forward buttons which are just shortcuts to beep-media-player -r / --pause / -f commands.

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also changed fonts to Arial from Tahoma.

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+unabatedshagie
runs easily with wine. v easy.... Go Go Gooooo :)
I thought most if not all of the plugins for it wouldn't work via wine? Same with foobar, the main program is able to be run with wine but most of the plugins dont work.
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kyro

ya alex :( , i somehow felt i was able to do run all plugins in past.... tried it this time and clist_modern just didnt work. even the alpha didn't work.

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PrimoTurbo

Re-did my whole desktop, made it more compact and windows like.

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Custom start button and panel background.

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blairellis

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Slightly diffrent now, but those are the pics I have uploaded to photobucket, so I'll go with that.

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morkuma

xfce4

clean (for dirty, just picture stuff open)

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KitCh
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Fish
xfce4

clean (for dirty, just picture stuff open)

Link to that wallpaper please?

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Knight'

It's been a long time since I've looked at the GNU/Linux GUI customisation, but since, well, these forums highlight some of the many advancements in the technologies, I'm a little dissapointed... there doesn't seem to be any real productivity changes in the desktop managers (KDE/Gnome), only very small changes. Where is the next generation KDE with the whole new paradigm of user interaction that everyone was hyped about when I left the scene >.< nothing has materialised.

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Stalk3r
xfce4

clean (for dirty, just picture stuff open)

Hey, is the skull image just part of the wallpaper or is it generated by some application? Cool desktop btw.

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You've got a sweet setup as well.

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ViperAFK
Nothing really special.

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what GTK theme and window border are you using?

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MrFuji
what GTK theme and window border are you using?

GTK Theme looks like "Glossy". A standard theme in nearly every distro :)

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kyro

well.. i am being grinch and not showing desktop to anyone, cause i am in true love with it. (maybe we will marry soon).

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markjensen
It's been a long time since I've looked at the GNU/Linux GUI customisation, but since, well, these forums highlight some of the many advancements in the technologies, I'm a little dissapointed... there doesn't seem to be any real productivity changes in the desktop managers (KDE/Gnome), only very small changes. Where is the next generation KDE with the whole new paradigm of user interaction that everyone was hyped about when I left the scene >.< nothing has materialised.

I dunno. I'm still using (and loving!) fluxbox. You don't need new UI paradigms or beryl or all of that to be productive. For me, simplicity is elegance is efficiency is productivity.

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ichi
Where is the next generation KDE with the whole new paradigm of user interaction that everyone was hyped about when I left the scene >.< nothing has materialised.

The "next gen" KDE is due October (AFAIK), and that's just the framework for what kde4 is intended to be.

Personally I hate both the taskbar and the (k/g)menu with a passion, but I don't think any of those will be going anywhere anytime soon... which sucks because besides that I find KDE quite comfortable :(

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blairellis

Did away with the top taskbar, and made it look a little more like Windows (gasp!) Added Conky which I am still configuring.

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neostyle

latest

suse 10.3

nodoka theme

opera 9.23

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kyro

neostyle, can you add the Start menu screenshot too?? wanted to see how different it is now.

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neostyle
neostyle, can you add the Start menu screenshot too?? wanted to see how different it is now.

here it is ....(alpha 7 , not beta 1)

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