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john johnson
KDE 3.x Splash Screens
Individual Icons/-sets
Plasma/KDE Screenshots
Fingerprint Lilo-splash

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 6 comments

Score 69%
69 Likes
31 Dislikes
Sep 30 2005
Please do - this is excellent! - Oct 01 2005
OS-L

Individual Icons/-sets 74 comments

Score 78%
78 Likes
22 Dislikes
Oct 01 2004
The device icons you are using are those of Rad-E8. Did he give you permission to use them and distribute them under the GPL? His icons are not GPL'd. - Sep 29 2005
kNeu

Individual Icons/-sets 38 comments

Score 79%
79 Likes
21 Dislikes
Mar 05 2006
Great job on these - I can't wait until they're released in full!

I have a question too - what is that that you are running on the right side to show space left on your partitions? - Sep 26 2005
Genpowered-gdm

GDM Themes 4 comments

Score 59%
59 Likes
41 Dislikes
Apr 08 2005
This is beautiful! I think I'll be using this one for awhile :) - Mar 31 2005
Ubuntu Enterprise Linux

GDM Themes 6 comments

Score 56%
56 Likes
44 Dislikes
Apr 17 2005
This is absolutely wonderful...any chance you'll be making similar themes for other distros? If not, any chance you could leave some simple instructions about what you did? - Mar 31 2005
Ubuntu-Smooth-Splash

Gnome 2 Splash Screens 9 comments

by Zelin
Score 77%
77 Likes
23 Dislikes
Mar 20 2005
I'm not an Ubuntu user, but I just had to comment and say that I think this splash is absolutely wonderful. Great job! - Mar 31 2005
Clean (Kopete Chat Style)

Kopete Styles 26 comments

by Roze
Score 71%
71 Likes
29 Dislikes
Apr 12 2005
absolutely beautiful. - Mar 27 2005
KDE Control Center Ideas

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 19 comments

by teddy
Score 74%
74 Likes
26 Dislikes
Mar 22 2005
I think this just takes something that already works perfectly fine and doesn't look bad (it doesn't "look" at all) and makes it more like Windows XP.

I'm not one to criticize everything for copying XP, but it seems to me this serves little other purpose than that, and it's not even something that is even particularly great.

I don't mean to discourage you from sharing your ideas...that's just my opinion on this one. - Mar 22 2005
Oceanic Tux KDE Theme

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles 4 comments

Score 38%
38 Likes
62 Dislikes
Mar 30 2005
see, that's the thing...I shouldn't have to download it to find out what it is.

If it's more than a wallpaper, perhaps a more clear screenshot is in order? Because all I see is a wallpaper with transparent kickers, the plastik theme, and crystal icons. - Mar 16 2005
looks more like a wallpaper to me...perhaps you made a mistake in categorizing? - Mar 16 2005
CleanLinux

GDM Themes 4 comments

by yoda
Score 66%
66 Likes
34 Dislikes
Mar 05 2005
um...oops...I meant to respond to your GNOME one not even realizing I was responding to a submission of the very thing I was requesting!

LOL...I sure feel like an idiot now! - Mar 15 2005
Any chance you could make one just like this but where it says "Linux" instead of "GNOME"? It would be MUCH appreciated! :D - Mar 15 2005
kio-locate

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 178 comments

Score 78%
78 Likes
22 Dislikes
Oct 20 2005
This is wonderful, and the collapsing of results is fantastic! I really hope to see this included in future versions of KDE. - Jan 17 2005
i-k Amarok icon

Various Artwork 26 comments

by dave
Score 63%
63 Likes
37 Dislikes
Dec 09 2004
This one is simply Amazing. I love it. I'm quite positive that, despite liking previous submissions, I will not like any in the future more than this one. Excellent work! - Dec 09 2004
amaroK icon: werewolf on linux

Various Artwork 4 comments

Score 65%
65 Likes
35 Dislikes
Dec 11 2004
so far I think this one is the best. - Dec 08 2004
KDE_splash

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 11 comments

by ssung
Score 73%
73 Likes
27 Dislikes
Nov 05 2004
This splash is very nice and simplistic. However, there is a typo in the word "environment" and it should be changed to say KDE 3.3 as opposed to 3.2, or at least a newer version should be made. - Oct 30 2004
Miscellaneous User Pics

Individual Icons/-sets 15 comments

by eriol
Score 70%
70 Likes
30 Dislikes
Oct 27 2004
I think that's how you're supposed to do it. When you submit the bug I think you can specify it as a feature request. - Oct 27 2004
Bootsplash - Paris Hilton - Verbose

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 11 comments

Score 43%
43 Likes
57 Dislikes
Oct 22 2004
or how about the photographer? - Oct 22 2004
theobroma's Kpdf

Various Artwork 10 comments

Score 61%
61 Likes
39 Dislikes
Oct 15 2004
There we go, this is the one.

It's the ONLY icon I've seen that doesn't use the Acrobat logo and that I actually LIKED as opposed to thinking "that was a good effort."

If this one isn't chosen, I will be very disappointed.

EXCELLENT work. - Oct 15 2004
KPDF_icon_3

Various Artwork 10 comments

Score 47%
47 Likes
53 Dislikes
Oct 14 2004
While this is definitely not my favorite possibility, it certainly deserves a score greater than 50%, so I voted it up. Nice work and concept. Personally I'm not a fan of all these icons that make liberal use of "books." To me it makes the icons look bulky and unclear. - Oct 14 2004
KPDF_icon_4

Various Artwork 8 comments

Score 34%
34 Likes
66 Dislikes
Sep 29 2004
I don't know why it's not receiving much better votes :( I think the variations you've presented here are definitely the best options of everything submitted to KDE-Look. They're simple, clear, and have an easy identifyable connection to PDFs and KDE.

Keep up the great work - hopefully the right icons will be chosen. - Sep 29 2004
Awesome! The blue is much more easy on the eyes. Perhaps it might look good if the acrobat symbol were red? I'm not sure if this might clash, but if not I think it could be good since red seems to be acrobat's color. - Sep 29 2004
Awesome! The blue is much more easy on the eyes. Perhaps it might look good if the acrobat symbol were red? I'm not sure if this might class, but if not I think it could be good since red seems to be acrobat's color. - Sep 29 2004
This is definitely my favorite of all the ones I've seen so far. The only thing I'd say is to consider altering the color scheme a bit. Not sure how, but it seems a bit "in your face" with so much red. Other than that I think this one is EXCELLENT! - Sep 28 2004
Kuroo

System Software 120 comments

by karye
Score 84%
84 Likes
16 Dislikes
Sep 06 2007
If I'm not mistaken, portage CAN be installed on other Linux distro's. However, unless you've done this, I don't see how this app could be of any help to you if you don't use Gentoo. - Sep 28 2004
My 2 cents for "Aero"

Desktop Concepts 23 comments

by zammi
Score 72%
72 Likes
28 Dislikes
Sep 25 2004
There is one important difference and that is that, with "Aero" one can have the large title border but much smaller side and bottom borders. Rather than create a whole new windeco though, it probably just makes more sense to try and get an addition to the Crystal windeco to adjust a specific border size - if that's even possible. - Sep 25 2004
While I think the premise of Aero (the transparency, the rounded edges) is real neat, I dislike the large amount of wasted space. However, I see a simple solution: make the size customizable, make a smaller size the default for the Aero windeco, and don't make Aero the KDE default. There we go - keeps KE looking nice without wasting space, while also providing an option for people who like the "playskool" look.

I must say, I haven't tried the Crystal windeco, so forgive me if Crystal basically has all this. Based on the pictures I've seen though, it has hard edges and is always one size. - Sep 24 2004
Cezanne Icon Theme

Individual Icons/-sets 60 comments

Score 78%
78 Likes
22 Dislikes
Nov 10 2004
Awesome work! Keep it up! - Sep 23 2004
Xhead Wallpaper

Wallpaper Other 2 comments

by Raph
Score 57%
57 Likes
43 Dislikes
Sep 07 2004
Can yuou provide a link to the icon on the site? I'm interested in using it for some things (non-commercial/non-public) - Sep 07 2004
Zenith

Individual Icons/-sets 44 comments

by Liron
Score 75%
75 Likes
25 Dislikes
Jul 31 2004
you forgot a word in that motto. It should be "because Linux needs more BEAUTIFUL iconsets!" Cuase these icons sure are beautiful :D Great job - looking forward to the completed set. - Jul 31 2004
Exquisite

Individual Icons/-sets 90 comments

Score 74%
74 Likes
26 Dislikes
Aug 10 2004
I'm not a fan of the folders. Too much going on. However, the MIME icons rock IMO! The others, i.e. trash, monitor, and globe, are pretty cool as well.

I would like it if some weren't so clearly Windows and not *NIX though (C: and the start menu to name a couple)

Overall pretty cool. - Jul 29 2004
Konqueror New Tabs Patch

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 19 comments

Score 58%
58 Likes
42 Dislikes
Aug 24 2004
awesome - I can't tell you how many times while using Konq I've double clicked hoping to make a new tab! LOL - Jul 22 2004
1) I agree it should be included as an option but not default

2) I'd even more like to see a patch to make new tabs created by double clicking a la Mozilla Firefox. Just thinking out loud here.

3) What icons are you using? I reall like the new tab and close tab ones. - Jul 22 2004
Plastik for MPlayer

Various Stuff 17 comments

Score 74%
74 Likes
26 Dislikes
Aug 18 2004
For Gentoo users, the skin theme goes to /usr/share/mplayer/Skin - no local - Jul 17 2004
interesting! Looks like I stand corrected. Shows how much I touch the volume slider :P - Jun 03 2004
I haven't had a chance to try it out yet (not on my Linux machine atm), but it seems to me the volume control graphic to the right of the slider is backwards. Unless the bottom is max volume, it seems to me that the graphic should be reversed so it thickens as it moves to the top. - Jun 02 2004
Ye'H Paw?

Wallpaper Other 9 comments

Score 32%
32 Likes
68 Dislikes
Jul 02 2004
I *hate* the idea of political debate on KDE-Look, but I simply can't avoid responding to this comment.

I don't like President Bush, but this wallpaper is childish. And as far as it being a prerequisite for a Linux user to be a political left-winger on the verge of socialism, that's just rediculous. The philosophy of open source is a good one, but it doesn't mean anyone who supports it necessarily believes it is the best philosophy for everything. For example, I know a great deal of people who are socially liberal yet fiscally conservative - those people like Bush on some points and hate him on others. Using Linux may fit into their socially liberal outlook, but just because they're a Linux user doesn't mean they will hate Bush.

And, lastly, I'd hardly trust someone who so clearly must believe the homosexual stereotype to tell me what is and is not childish. If you knew what childish was, your choice of words would be vastly different. - Jul 05 2004
Flat (Extras Pack)

Various Stuff 30 comments

Score 64%
64 Likes
36 Dislikes
Jun 06 2004
You know, flat isn't "for me" but dude I gotta commend your dedication - that's awesome!

I wish more artists had the same dedication you do :)

(and I wish I had graphic arts skills so I could be one of those "more artists" :P) - May 12 2004
New Sparkling Icons

Individual Icons/-sets 10 comments

by zimmi
Score 64%
64 Likes
36 Dislikes
May 07 2004
Cool icon....

but I have a totally unrelated question (sorry!)...

how did you get the white outlines around the desktop text like that?! :D - May 07 2004
Xandros Classic Red

Wallpaper Other 6 comments

by xsos
Score 53%
53 Likes
47 Dislikes
May 10 2004
I don't use Xandros, but I like it :) It's very well done IMO.

Any chance you could make some in the same style for other distros (perhaps Gentoo? ;))? - May 06 2004
OpenOffice.org KDE

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 17 comments

Score 63%
63 Likes
37 Dislikes
Apr 29 2004
I agree, the KDE at the end is unnecessary - otherwise it's an excellent splash screen! :) - Apr 28 2004
newMenu

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 27 comments

by aivs
Score 29%
29 Likes
71 Dislikes
Apr 27 2004
I think this has to do with the fact most people read from top down. So while it may be furthest from the mouse, it's exactly where the first place a user reading the menu is going to look is. - Apr 28 2004
A lot of comments here have been right on base. I'm not one to criticize something just because it's too much like Windows. If Windows or Mac OSX has something good, I see nothing wrong with imitating it, and then eventually looking to go BEYOND it as well. However, the Start menu in XP is terrible. I dual boot, and one of the first things I do with the start menu is change it back to "classic view." Why? Because the XP Start menu is so much more difficult to use. I do not want to see that happen to KDE. The best thing I could say is that maybe it would be nice to have an OPTION for it for users who like it, but it should most certainly not be the default.

The other issue is that it is too much like Windows. While I don't think this is an inherently bad issue, there's a certain degree of caution that must be had when imitating something from another OS. If people from Windows migrate over to Linux and KDE, and it looks very much like Windows, they will THINK very much like Windows. They will consciously, or sub-consciously expect it to act like Windows, and when it doesn't, they will be angry. They are in a new operating system - let the visual remind them of that so that it is always in the front of their mind that it is something different and that they must approach it as something different.

Regarding user choice, as was mentioned in the post above concerning slicker, I think it's a bad idea to make it difficult for users to change UI. It should be something that requires sufficient steps in kcontrol so as to prevent it from accidentally being changed (I really see no problem with how it is now) but it should be something that a user who wants to change it should have no problem doing so. The problem isn't with giving users options, as many UI designers seem to think these days, it's with not giving users strong defaults. If your UI design is so great, the user won't switch from it even if they can. Let the USER make the decision, not you. - Apr 27 2004
KPF Service Menu

Dolphin Service Menus 5 comments

Score 46%
46 Likes
54 Dislikes
Apr 25 2004
Sorry, I wasn't clear. I meant the font used in the menus and such. I didn't tnotice the one in the taskbar was different. - Apr 25 2004
A bit off-topic, but what font are you using? I really like it! - Apr 25 2004
This Computer

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 16 comments

Score 47%
47 Likes
53 Dislikes
Apr 20 2004
what is this? No description and no screenshot??? - Apr 19 2004
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba 1797 comments

by Matti
Score 76%
76 Likes
24 Dislikes
Jun 01 2008
ah yeah, that would be a lot of work :| I'd do it if I had the skills...unfortunately though I don't :( Oh well. - Apr 18 2004
I was just thinking as I used this, is there any way to make it get the moon phases and change the top left image accordingly? That'd be really cool.

Anyways, just a thought. - Apr 17 2004
Is there any way to make this so that it's not always on top? This is the first time I've used SuperKaramba so sorry if this is an obvious question, but I can't seem to find the answer anwhere. - Apr 15 2004