__/ [Peter Köhlmann] on Sunday 04 December 2005 14:33 \__
> begin virus.txt.scr Rick wrote:
>> On Sun, 04 Dec 2005 12:50:21 +0000, Peter Jensen wrote:
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>>> Sandman wrote:
>>>>> KDE: isn't she a beauty?
>>>> Seriously, you think that screen looks good? Apple is in better shape
>>>> than I thought if this is the "competition". :-D
This looks very similar to Brushed/Aqua in Tiger, provided that you ac-
count for 'lossiness'. Consider this a /demonstration/ of the power of KDE
-- its ability to adapt, match or emulate merely any other desktop envi-
ronment once the appropriate bits and bobs and enabled. Functionality at
the core is key.
Vista, by the way, is expected to have the same visual effects, but as
usual, it will be far less efficient (many wasted resources already),
so will require monstrous hardware to work at full capacity.
>>> It's a JPEG image, you can't expect it to look good with lossy
>>> compression. You don't get the full effect until you install and use it
>>> on your own machine. Besides, you're a Mac fanboy, so your opinion can't
>>> really be trusted on this. You're way too deep into the
>>> Reality-Distortion Field.
True. KDE 3.4 seems to have plenty of Eye Candy that does not exist in Mac
OS X. I am not just talking about fade in/out effects, but also some addi-
tional notions of window behaviour and corresponding user-adaptable inter-
There will come a point (maybe KDE 4) when you will sit next to experi-
enced Linux users who will show you exciting stuff and say to you "you
can't do this is Mac OS or Windows". KDE Plasma  looks promising. Same
with Luminocity  (swinging menus), but I suspect that's GNOME-only.
>> I am not a mac fanboi. I switched -from- OS X -to- Linux...
>> ... so someone has managed to paste the OS look, particularly the brushed
>> metal theme, onto KDE does not mean KDE/Linux acts anything like OS X. And
>> yes, I use an Aqua-like color theme in Gnome, KDE and WindowMaker.
> Actually, it is of no importance whatsoever to "act like OSX"
> Acting like KDE will just be fine
Exactly. I use Plastik at home and Keramik at the University. I use Crux
with a Jaguar-like theme at work (Ubuntu/GNOME) and it reminds me of Macs.
All in all, I find it the least appealing among all work environments.
The Mac hardware is neatly designed. This helps the iPod, for instance,
sell rather well. Mind you, for good-looking hardware you must also pay
the price. Getting a modern SuSE box for just GBP 150 (including tax and
delivery) is not something Apple can ever compete with.
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