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uberbuntufan64y
June 16th, 2010, 08:11 PM
Can I change it somehow? jw

doas777
June 16th, 2010, 08:16 PM
well, you can install additional DE's or replace the one you have. never tried it myself. if I wanted to try kde, I'd just install kubuntu, but I've heard of people installing it side by side with gnome. the problem is that you have to prevent GDM from auto loading, as you might want to invoke a different DE.
http://www.watchingthenet.com/switch-between-gnome-and-kde-desktops-in-ubuntu-or-kubuntu.html

Shazzam6999
June 16th, 2010, 08:27 PM
It's actually really easy to change DE's. Here's the wiki page on it https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/config-desktop/C/other-desktops.html. Although, I would recommend doing a bit of research before you jump into it.

uberbuntufan64y
June 16th, 2010, 08:32 PM
Is DE the way you say it?

doas777
June 16th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Is DE the way you say it?
I spell it out
"Dee Eee" but I've rarely had need to speak it aloud. one of those things you only ever say in forums.

now SQL (pronounced 'Sequel') is one i use 20x a day.

uberbuntufan64y
June 16th, 2010, 09:12 PM
is there a way to make it look like mac? cause i like how that looks. i dont want an apple logo though cause its not really a mac :p

doas777
June 16th, 2010, 09:38 PM
is there a way to make it look like mac? cause i like how that looks. i dont want an apple logo though cause its not really a mac :p
yes, but it will take some time to learn how to do it. start at Gnome-Look.org to get themes icons and whatnot. you;ll probably also want to use Avant Window Manager (and OSX like Dock applet). do some searching aroudn and you will find what you seek

Shazzam6999
June 16th, 2010, 09:47 PM
is there a way to make it look like mac? cause i like how that looks. i dont want an apple logo though cause its not really a mac :p

You can make it look like whatever you want without changing the desktop environment really. Try gnome-look.org and if you still want it to look like OS X look up mac4lin.

Doas777's dock suggestion is a really good one as well.

fabounet
June 17th, 2010, 03:27 PM
try also GLX-Dock to have a cool dock and several widgets on your desktops.

uberbuntufan64y
June 18th, 2010, 07:41 PM
I havent been able tofind one does anyone have one to post?

Cam42
June 18th, 2010, 09:24 PM
google Mac4Lin.
Also, I recommend Docky over AWN.

uberbuntufan64y
June 24th, 2010, 03:48 PM
coolz. do you have link? :confused:

hhh
June 24th, 2010, 05:49 PM
http://www.google.com/search?q=desktop+environment&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

http://www.google.com/search?q=Docky&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

uberbuntufan64y
June 25th, 2010, 07:05 PM
http://www.google.com/search?q=desktop+environment&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

http://www.google.com/search?q=Docky&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

oh i mean for the mac theme with a penguin icon? :p

uberbuntufan64y
June 25th, 2010, 07:06 PM
orrr... maybe an ubuntu icon?

Little Bones
June 25th, 2010, 07:32 PM
I tried the Ubuntu-Mac thing and it was pretty cool. The steps on this (http://www.howtoforge.com/mac4lin_make_linux_look_like_a_mac/) webpage I found really helpful.

uberbuntufan64y
June 25th, 2010, 09:03 PM
I tried the Ubuntu-Mac thing and it was pretty cool. The steps on this (http://www.howtoforge.com/mac4lin_make_linux_look_like_a_mac/) webpage I found really helpful.

that looks good... maybe i try to do that. has a mac logo on it in the left corner though how to i change>?:confused:

ubunterooster
June 26th, 2010, 03:08 AM
I use Ubuntu-Tweak:Download Now!Version 0.5.4.1 (http://launchpad.net/ubuntu-tweak/0.5.x/0.5.4.1/+download/ubuntu-tweak_0.5.4.1-1_all.deb)

Go to gnome settings (1) and click on the button of your current menu (2)

nss0000
June 26th, 2010, 01:33 PM
Can I change it somehow? jw

In the MAC world ... where physical beauty is worshipped, the desk-top environment is the whole of reality; beauty is truth and truth beauty. What you see is what you get -- and that physical (graphics) is sufficient & necessary reason one spends time working through a computer. Keats would understand ...

In the *nix world where physical ugliness ( aka "manual combinatorics" or CLI ) is worshiped the visual desktop environment is a thin, synthetic shell; a camouflage & distractor to the lusrclass; a kind of "GOTH makeup" for the chaos and outre horror within the *nix shell. The DE covers thast horror as it is viewed sanely by only the **eldergeeks** ... or EGs. Lovecraft would understand ...

uberbuntufan64y
July 26th, 2010, 09:00 PM
I use Ubuntu-Tweak:Download Now!Version 0.5.4.1 (http://launchpad.net/ubuntu-tweak/0.5.x/0.5.4.1/+download/ubuntu-tweak_0.5.4.1-1_all.deb)

Go to gnome settings (1) and click on the button of your current menu (2)

My AVG detected this as a virus, is it okay to use?

ubunterooster
July 27th, 2010, 12:38 PM
My AVG detected this as a virus, is it okay to use?
Ubuntu-tweak is very well-known as a useful tool, it has no known instances of being malicious. I still say it is perfectly safe to use.

Frogs Hair
July 27th, 2010, 03:03 PM
Here's one ! http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/OS+X+Lucid?content=127892

uberbuntufan64y
August 9th, 2010, 05:17 PM
Ubuntu-tweak is very well-known as a useful tool, it has no known instances of being malicious. I still say it is perfectly safe to use.

I tried sophos instead bc i couldnt get it to download and sophos pops up messages about it! worried...#-o

ubunterooster
August 9th, 2010, 05:22 PM
Ubuntu-tweak can, well, tweak settings that affect boot, repositories, updates, and others that malware would also do.

Another program that does a similar job is ailurus, which is hosted by google: http://code.google.com/p/ailurus/

nick_goodfate
August 9th, 2010, 05:54 PM
uberbuntufan64y have you installed ubuntu ?