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    what programs can make linux look way way way! better then Vista?

    I want the mac buttons on the bottom but dunno what its called.

    I know I want: Compiz Fusion

    the effects i want (transparency, shaky screen, mac icons on bottom, rotating cube)

    Also what distro is the best looking? I really like Suse and Fedora Core, and Ubuntu with KDE. I like KDE on everything, I'm a windows guy so yeah.

    Thanks



    *actually I think im gonna go with SUSE 10.3KDE, and is there a way to make the toolbar disappear when you move your mouse away from it, adn reappear when you move your mouse back down to the bottom?*

    YouTube - Compiz Fusion + openSUSE 10.3

    or can i make the toolbar transparent liek this video?
    YouTube - Compiz Fusion on SuSE 10.3

    I like all the stuff there. I just grab me a extremly insanely sweet desktop background and be happy.*

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    You can install/enable desktop effects in any distro. You have to do a little tweaking only.
    Which Graphics Card do you have? Post your Machine's specs here.
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    Specs of machine it will be running on:

    CPU: AMD 1.3 GHZ Socket A
    RAM: 640MB PC 100
    VGC: Nvidia 5500 256mb VRAM AGP 4/8x
    HDD: 80 GB ATA 133

    yep its a old old system, but i think it should be able to handle it.

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    It will definitely handle 3D effects. If you prefer KDE only then go for Kubuntu. It has K Desktop Environment. Install Ubuntu Restrictive Driver through Adept or Add/Remove Programs in Kubuntu and install compiz after that.
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    Alright sweet, thanks perfect timing as well. Thanks man.

    *NOTES* I'll be able to install WINE easily along Kubuntu right?

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    Yes. Wine is available in Kubuntu sources.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install wine
    Above commands will install wine without any problem. Your machine must have internet access for that though.
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    ahh you've been great. but you know the difference between DVD and CD version of Kubuntu 7.10? I don't recall Ubuntu having the DVD version..

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    DVD has lot more packages than regular Kubuntu CD. If you dont have fast internet connection then go for CD only.
    I prefer Kubuntu CD over DVD. You wont need all the packages available in DVD and its pretty easy to install necessary packages through apt-get or Adept.
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    Ahh, cool won't waste as much time now. Thanks again. For The Best

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    You are Welcome ! Do let me know how it goes.
    Good Luck !
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