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I've run Ubuntu for a long time now. and one thing still disgust me. The look of it. I got several Computer Running XP, 7, and Mac and all of them look better. I dont only talk about the color and the font (wich are easy to fix) but everything is not as clear and "fast".

Did someone else thin that or i'm just crazy?

And can u post pics of your Ubuntu desktop and maybe explain whats u did to it?

thanks so much
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dominoserversetup01.png

It's.....
Beautiful... drool.gif
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i know but i not nice watchning a movie or web browsing in a terminal:P
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

(choose kdm as your login manager, switch the session from gnome to kde = problem solved) smile.gif gnome is very ugly, cause gtk is very ugly.
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Already try...still get the same thing....like the stuff is not as sharp as windows and make...
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check your video drivers
 
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Got in Intel 4500MHD and a Nvidia 8800GT.....no driver problem....
post #8 of 53
Grab yourself Kubuntu next time instead. Enable the effects. Turn font antialising on and hinting to full or medium. Dig around there's lots of options in KDE.

For Gnome; you could give compiz-fusion a try.

Windows and Mac are supposed to look "pretty" so they can attract the general user and not scare them. Linux doesn't care. If you want it to look pretty you have to figure that out on your own. Read around. You have a plethora of choices beyond even KDE and Gnome. Dig around the net and try things out. It's worth it.

If you choose KDE I'll give you the things I do to add eye candy and you can see if you like them or not. Others might too if you ask.
     
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post #9 of 53
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i will try it again next time (last time try kubuntu is from 8.04). because iverything work fine just dosent like the look. Why can't it be nice looking and Free??
post #10 of 53
well those are the backports of kde 4.6, i think kubuntu still uses 4.4, maybe 4.5 or 4.5.5, kde 4.6 had enough improvements to me to warrant the use of a backport repo smile.gif

if you haven't checked out 4.6 you should at least, as for your comments, i find kde far superior than that of windows imho, Mac eh, depends on how configure KDE, but then again, i make so many changes to customize KDE/GNOME, that a default install might just be lacking to me...
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