Right now I'm using kde 3.5 for my main desk, but I'm using Emerald with CompizFusion, and AWN. I use OS X at work and have found that Exposé and the Dock are way more intuitive than merely a taskbar and virtual desktops. And the Desktop Cube in Compiz is way more handy than I thought it would be!
I may go your route soon, though, although I don forsee turning my desktop into an OSX-ish thing at all. Compiz and AWN still have a few rough edges to work out, and I may eventually tire of them, and AWN has some real WTF moments at times (like, why does every window need a dock icon??? why not one icon per app?) and Compiz does some bizarre (though rare) things like defocusing the foreground window at random on my machine. Having said all that, it's nice to have some modern features on my favorite desktop. :-)
Hope you continue to enjoy your *n?x desktop experience! - Oct 13 2007
It's possible, but not ultra-easy yet, to replace Nautilus with Thunar.
The script introduced there uses system() instead of exec() for some reason. Also, it's not very robust. I keep meaning to take a stab at rewriting it. - Sep 16 2006
Just kidding. I agree that Tim's art is terrible, and I'm glad to see someone objecting to it for what it is (poor quality work) rather than what it represents (Christianity.) - Feb 04 2004
To tell you the truth, though, I'm beginning to think that Tim's getting encouragement out of all the negative attention. I wasn't about to say "troll", was I? Troll? Naw...nobody'd keep posting consistently terrible art just to tick off people on kde-look.org, would they?
Meh. - Jan 29 2004
It did take a while, but I had less trouble with Gentoo than with Debian. - Jan 26 2004
I agree that Tim's artwork looks terrible, but I see no reason for the personal attacks. - Jan 24 2004
I have a mild amount of belief, and believe me, when you bash someone who's allegedly Christian you're just egging them on--part of the Christian belief system tells them (us, if I believe in it, I suppose) that they're going to get treated just the way you're doing. If Tim's the real deal, you're just encouraging him. If he's not, you're just encouraging him to post more troll material. Either way, if you want Tim to go away, stop being horse's asses--it's that simple.
It's amazing to see otherwise intelligent people engage in stupid behavior over a difference in opinion. - Jan 22 2004
Again, nice, though not necessarily my cup of tea. :-D I'd prefer something more along the lines of the Star Trek TOS cast movies LCARS displays, but that's just my own personal taste. - Jan 09 2004
Second of all: there's nothing remotely Panther-like about this theme. Panther may look like the bastard child of OS X, but this looks like the fourth cousin of the GTK1 theme Bubbles. I'm sorry to be so harsh, but someone could have come closer had they gone by screenshots alone. - Nov 14 2003
Guess I was wrong. - Oct 16 2003
It's more rude to KDE-Look.org to post overly bloated packages for something that has the potential to be popular. - Sep 30 2003
Yup, you sure made a point. - Sep 15 2003
It's a handy feature (yes, believe it or not, it is! certainly more intuitive than MacOS's Labels), and I'm surprised that KDE hasn't done it yet. - Sep 15 2003
QtCurve is a derivative of BlueCurve. - May 31 2003
Seriously, this is great. Small tablike titlebars, very little screen real estate; this is great! And the improvements to look and functionality are just what the doctor ordered. Bravo! - May 07 2003
C'mon, people, I know you like all things OS X (though I noticed a recent sshot I sent in of KDE3.1 on OSX had a snide comment about "Open Source OS X") but Apple kinda frowns on this sort of thing. - Feb 25 2003
If I'm a bad person for posting a screenshot that includes non-Free stuff, label me Satan, because I'm stuck with it for now. - Feb 25 2003
Although, come to think of it, the dark imagery (along with that odd faceless soldier) adds Orwellian overtones...perhaps you could change the title and subtitle to "WinXP, The Only Choice"? ;-) - Dec 27 2001
I can see this going somewhere, but not as it is (just MHO, though.) - Dec 26 2001
Most creative thing I've seen on the site so far, honest. Very professional as well. Did you use GIMP, or did you resort to Photoshop (or some other tool?) - Dec 26 2001
Come to think of it, after a short Christmas holiday I'll be installing Fink on OS X at work so I can use The GIMP as well as Photoshop. While it may be true that The GIMP isn't as full-featured as Photoshop, there are just some things The GIMP does better. :-)
Response is good so far; I'll upload a better-quality JPEG tonight (12/22/01) if I'm not dead-tired after a Christmas party. - Dec 22 2001
Maybe it's time to take a second look at the Legacy style...you're right, that's pretty annoying...theming both toolkits is an exercise in quiet frustration, as the Legacy and Pixmap engines, despite claims to the contrary, don't work the same. Sure, Legacy can work with GTK+ themes, but that doesn't mean the "emulation" is perfect. And I don't think it needs to be; just more complete.
What I really wish, and I mean, I really wish, is that there were some sort of cross-toolkit theming engines other than the GTK+ pixmap engine emulation support in Legacy. Legacy is nice, but incomplete. And besides, Qt is Not GTK+(TM).
I really wish I had an answer. Sorry for babbling so much. :-) - Dec 04 2001
Also, take a look at www.codeweavers.com.
TTFN. :-) - Dec 02 2001
I for one wouldn't want to be bothered to create two different sets of themes for two toolkits just because the two groups can't be bothered to get along. - Nov 24 2001