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post #1 of 16
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Hi all, I'm still pretty new to linux. You could say my feet are starting to get soggy..

My Question / Request is that those who are using linux post screen shots of some of the more mainstream DE's when they are mostly stock.
Just to kinda get an idea of what they look like out of the box. The big three i've heard of are GNOME, KDE, and XFCE.
I would really like to see what XFCE looks like and maybe a few others that aren't quite the same as gnome and kde.

thanks.
also it should be noted that I personally am interested in something mac-ish. as my primary computer is a mac, i'd like something similar. with the dock at least.

does that come default with any of them? or is that an add on?
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post #2 of 16
Cairo dock can be made to look and function a lot like the OSX dock.

If you want to use it it might be best to start with xfce or open-box. I know there are OSX like GTK2 themes that would work for both.
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well right now as I don't really know how to get Gnome 2, I was kinda wanting to see screen shots of some of the other DEs.
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post #4 of 16
What Linux flavor are you planning on using, most of them would have Gnome & KDE, yes the cairo-dock will look and function like the Mac OS.

You looking for a Desktop Linux than Mint / Ubuntu / Arch.
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post #5 of 16
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Actually at this point it's kinda undecided. At the moment i'm trying to learn CentOS/RHEL for a potential job. Put later on possibly arch, or debian.
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post #6 of 16
we already have screenshots thread, check it out http://www.overclock.net/t/115329/show-your-linux/0_40
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post #7 of 16
Apparently Enlightenment can mimic OSX really well, but it's far from mainstream. I've seen an Openbox setup like OSX before, but that's not out of the box (unless you can find a distro with it pre-configured)

Ubuntu's Unity has some in common with OSX, with the 'common' button in the top left which is context sensitive to the app with focus. But no dock, and i'm not sure one can be configured either frown.gif
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post #8 of 16
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we already have screenshots thread, check it out http://www.overclock.net/t/115329/show-your-linux/0_40

Indeed, and I have looked through a grat bit of those. But nobody really labels what environment they use. Is there a place that has just screenshots of default desktops?
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post #9 of 16
I'm not sure 'default desktop' really exists, as each distro will put it's own artwork and theme on it. Try Google images of all the Ubuntu variants, then Fedora 16 for Gnome 3, and Debian for Gnome 2. Bodhi Linux runs Enlightenment.
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post #10 of 16
Personally if you have a good linux distro it should be easy to install one and restart the xserver and see what it looks like and if you like it play with it , if not uninstall it and try another. I use arch linux and you get full control of what you have on your system so its very nice and easy to do things like this.
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