KDE's overall look and appearance
I've been looking into this issue for a while now, and I can't figure out why my desktop linux looks so ugly... well, the fonts anyway.
I'm running SimplyMEPIS 2004.06 on my IBM ThinkPad T40 and I've installed the MS TrueType fonts.
Even with font anti-aliasing enabled, my fonts just look ugly, especially in Mozilla FireFox (the browser renders web sites satisfactorily, but the application's fonts are tiny, and I can't seem to figure out how to change that).
I see alot of screenshots on sites like KDE-Look and they look so purty, really gives Windows a run for its money, but I just can't seem to get mine to look that way.
I've installed the latest X.org as well, using apt-get, but that didn't seem to make any difference at all.
For some example screenshots, check out the screenshots for the PlastikQ theme - I am so jealous of desktops that look like that!
Any ideas on making linux look purty? Is it just me, or do I need SuSE to make my Linux more usable? (Seems like most of those impressive screenshots are running SuSE, which ships with X.org on SuSE 9.2)