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    Beauty of Aqua on Linux?


    I've been trying to think of how to present this question correctly... I don't think I've found the right way but here is a try:

    Linux desktop and the X window System allow for great flexibility in the field of customization but is there a Desktop environment for linux that employs the beauty of the Aqua interface in OS X. While themes exist that mimic Aqua quite well, there is so much to Aqua that is not present in the themes such as window shadowing and button and window animation in association with a system/task bar and or dock. I could be completely off in asking if anything like this exists for Linux seeing as I don't know much about X11 or Aqua. But I like the look and was hoping there was some combination of customizable flexibility and the non static view with shadows that allow for a desktop not to seem so flat?

    If you know of anything or would like to say that I have no Idea what I'm talking about please inform.

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    SuperKarmaba is nice, but I found this application works better for the Aqua Bar:
    http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=6585
    Aqua like style:
    http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=8692
    Aqua like window border:
    http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=11410

    Here's my desktop with all but ksmoothdock applied:
    http://www.fantasticfamily.net/jerem...L/desktop.html

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    Somewhat...

    This is somewhat what I mean however I am familiar with most of these dock applications and window dressings. What I really mean is the effect of the shadows that windows give to the desktop allowing for a more free form view. Each individual winow because of there congruent shadow angles appear to actually be lifted off the desktop.

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/

    The image of the desktop on this page (although small and difficult to see) each window even the task bar and dock have congruent shadows along the bottom. I believe it is just an alpha layer of the image. this gives the desktop an interesting feel. Animations are also present... such as minimizing a window can suck it into the dock. This is more what I mean. I would think that this would not neccessairily be found in an application more like a completely retooled window environment.

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    Thanks

    Yes... With a combination of these I could achieve what I would like. Thank you for all your posts and links they've been most helpful.

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    By the way!

    Here's my desktop with all but ksmoothdock applied:
    http://www.fantasticfamily.net/jerem...L/desktop.html

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    Nice Desktop by the way. Tres Superb!

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    well now we all know how you can do all that special desktop stuff o linux, the same as we can do it on mac.... why even ever have a mac?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    newbie here...I would love to know whats the best combo Unix/Linux that will accept a MACOSX GUI without glitches and bugs...can you help me out here>?

    I'm leaning towards the freebsd 5.3 os, which is the base of a MAC.

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