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    Best looking Linux?


    I want a stable nice looking distro lol

    I tried elive, It looks nice but it isnt very stable at all. Ubuntu is pretty plain, I tried it with the KDE, Gnome, and E17 desktop ( yes i tried Kubuntu to ) and didnt really care 4 it in any of them. Ive tried probably 20 different distros and just cant find one im fully satisfied with. I want it to look nice and be fairly customizable. Im fairly a computer nerd so i need a fair amount of software support. Ubuntu was very good for that never really ran into anything that there wasnt a software for. As of now Ubuntu is my favorite. (Im using OPENgeu now) Im just wondering is there anything like Elive that is stable that im just missing some how? I prefer the E17 desktop as of now but am willing 2 try anything except Gnome and KDE. Both kinda bore me. Im not a full out Linux Newbie but I am pretty new but im trying to learn =) thanks for any help. (Im downloading Sabayon now) Sorry I know im picky. Just looking for the best one for me

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    Looks like you have the right idea... just keep trying them out until you find the one that suits you best!

    If you like Ubuntu, and you like E17, why not just put the 2 together?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolltide101x View Post
    (Im downloading Sabayon now)
    It's well known for the eyecandy it puts on the desktop, but too busy for me. The create your own plan as suggested above by jay512 might be the best solution, since there really isn't any one distribution that everyone thinks is the best looking.

    Hope you find what you are looking for.
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    You say Ubuntu is rather plain. Then change it.

    My Ubuntu Desktop (Dark theme)
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    Just download some new icon sets and themes. Install Emerald if you want transparent window border.

    And CompizConfig Settings Manager for the desktop effects.

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    Linux isn't Windows!
    Don't like the look? Change it.
    Don't like the desktop manager? Change it.
    Install several different managers and select a different one each day.
    You sure won't get bored! LOL!!!

    That is what I love about Linux. You aren't constrained to someone else's idea
    of what is best for you. You make changes so it's all to your liking.

    As albireo said.... Themes, Icon sets, Emerald, Compiz.
    Nothing better looking then a tricked out desktop with plenty of special effects.
    Add in a dock and some widgets and you will have all your friends crying and wanting Linux. LOL!!

    Actually my desktop is pretty plain jane. Just a icon package change.
    But it's my Linux. And it's what I want.

    Good luck on your quest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaZMAniac View Post
    By Gawd Man!
    Linux isn't Windows!
    Don't like the look? Change it.
    Don't like the desktop manager? Change it.
    Install several different managers and select a different one each day.
    You sure won't get bored! LOL!!!

    That is what I love about Linux. You aren't constrained to someone else's idea
    of what is best for you. You make changes so it's all to your liking.

    As albireo said.... Themes, Icon sets, Emerald, Compiz.
    Nothing better looking then a tricked out desktop with plenty of special effects.
    Add in a dock and some widgets and you will have all your friends crying and wanting Linux. LOL!!

    Actually my desktop is pretty plain jane. Just a icon package change.
    But it's my Linux. And it's what I want.

    Good luck on your quest.
    Im with yo man I like a smooth set up with maybe a widget or two. on my windows setup my desktop is clear except for the background (hi res pic of a ferrari 45 and a folder title 1.0. Crap sit in the folder till i have time to stick it in my external and organize it.

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    I like the simple and uncluttered look myself. I configure both my Linux and Windoze desktops similarly - just a few desktop icons for necessary stuff, hide the panel to maximize workspace, and even use the same wallpaper - a photo of Mt. Orizaba in Veracruz Mexico I took a few years ago (2nd highest peak in North America at 6000+ meters). You can keep the eye-candy - it doesn't help get work done and frankly is just plain distracting.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Looking for a cool looking linux.... I wonder how the search is going. I am a fan of AngelOS but can't seem to find an ISO to download.

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