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wersdaluv
January 18th, 2007, 02:53 PM
I just used Windows XP 2005 with Media Center and it looked so clean and professional. The font s look formal and are very readable, the icon themes are clean, the Start Menu looks very professional, etc.

The default OS X theme looks good too. It is also very professional and very modern.

I believe that the default Ubuntu theme looks professional but it doesn't look modern for me and I don't like the brown theme.

The Kubuntu theme looks fine for me too. For me, it is modern enough but I don't find it that formal. It's sort of youthful.

What I am interested in is a theme whose color is black, white or whatever shade of gray. I also like it to look professional, formal, and modern. Lastly, I like it to be distinctly Linux. I don't like copies of themes from Windows or Mac.

What do you think will fit what my needs?

doerum
January 18th, 2007, 03:11 PM
Hi

Check out www.gnome-look.org

Plenty of cool stuff there :cool:

rai4shu2
January 18th, 2007, 03:13 PM
I like to use a combination of Human/Tango and gPerfection2. That works nicely for me, icon-wise.

Josh1
January 18th, 2007, 03:35 PM
I think the default Ubuntu with GNOME looks very professional, and I think that the default KDE just looks like a cheap Mac OS Ripoff.

Lord Illidan
January 18th, 2007, 03:47 PM
Use the Industrial theme then, if you don't like the brown. Personally I like it a lot.

I don't like XP themes for that matter, and though I like the way the Mac looks, I always revert to the Ubuntu color scheme on my desktop.

AlexC_
January 18th, 2007, 04:40 PM
I don't like XP themes for that matter, and though I like the way the Mac looks, I always revert to the Ubuntu color scheme on my desktop.

I actually really like the Silver XP Theme, but the default Blue and Green is just horrible. Silver though, looks very smart and professional!

fuscia
January 18th, 2007, 04:59 PM
have you tried 9wm, yet?

jdhore
January 18th, 2007, 05:54 PM
i think the Gnome Clearlooks theme looks both nice, modern and professional

Exero
January 19th, 2007, 12:08 AM
I use Gnome with the Vista theme for Beryl/Emerald, hehe...

zerhacke
January 19th, 2007, 12:11 AM
KDE's baghira theme from http://www.kde-look.org/ is very good. Then again, I really like OSX so I'm biased.

wersdaluv
January 19th, 2007, 11:28 AM
KDE's baghira theme from http://www.kde-look.org/ is very good. Then again, I really like OSX so I'm biased.

That's really nice. I like the OS X look a lot. It's just that, I don't want copies of other OS's. I want it to look distinctly Linux

wersdaluv
January 19th, 2007, 11:29 AM
have you tried 9wm, yet?

What exactly is 9wm?

graabein
January 19th, 2007, 12:25 PM
I like blended window borders (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=26050) with Clearlooks controls and Tango icons.

wersdaluv
January 19th, 2007, 03:10 PM
I like blended window borders (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=26050) with Clearlooks controls and Tango icons.

I like that! It's just that, I'm using Kubuntu. :(

rai4shu2
January 19th, 2007, 03:15 PM
You can still use it, but only for GTK2 apps.

_simon_
January 19th, 2007, 03:27 PM
I just used Windows XP 2005 with Media Center and it looked so clean and professional. The font s look formal and are very readable, the icon themes are clean, the Start Menu looks very professional, etc.

The default OS X theme looks good too. It is also very professional and very modern.

I believe that the default Ubuntu theme looks professional but it doesn't look modern for me and I don't like the brown theme.

The Kubuntu theme looks fine for me too. For me, it is modern enough but I don't find it that formal. It's sort of youthful.

What I am interested in is a theme whose color is black, white or whatever shade of gray. I also like it to look professional, formal, and modern. Lastly, I like it to be distinctly Linux. I don't like copies of themes from Windows or Mac.

What do you think will fit what my needs?

How about something like mine?

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/Beowulf1976/SIMON/Screenshots/th_Friday19thJan.jpg (http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/Beowulf1976/SIMON/Screenshots/Friday19thJan.jpg)

Click to enlarge.

Custom gnome panels.
Emerald theme is Dark_Blue
GTK2 is ClearWhiteNoCairo with custom colour coded gnome panel handles
Icon theme is SNOWISH-1.0_PNG

If you have a look at some openSuse 10.2 screenshots, that looks very professional.

manmower
January 19th, 2007, 03:32 PM
Basically I think Gnome has the best "feel" to it of any environment I've used. I use it mainly with Clearlooks/Clearlooks 2/Gilouche themes. But this is probably a very personal choice anyway.


I like that! It's just that, I'm using Kubuntu. :(

There seems to be KDE ports at KDE-look.org:

Native version (http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=32613).
Dekorator version (http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=31771).

wersdaluv
January 24th, 2007, 06:54 AM
Here is what I am looking for!---> http://ubuntustudio.org/

How can I make my desktop look like something like that? :D

wert613
January 24th, 2007, 07:00 AM
hey this isnt a theme its a window manager but i really love the look of fvwm-crystal

its in the repos

sudo aptitude install fvwm-crystal

choose it from the sessions menu before you log in

you will be awed by the speed and beauty of it!

this screenshot is how it looks at startup (besides for the terminal)

sorry about the quality, my resolution is 1400x1280 so i had to compress the files

mips
January 24th, 2007, 10:54 AM
Here is what I am looking for!---> http://ubuntustudio.org/

How can I make my desktop look like something like that? :D

Here is some info, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/ArtProposal

You can start creating your own theme based on that info or you can wait for ubuntu studio to be releases and then just copy their theme.

wersdaluv
January 24th, 2007, 01:08 PM
Here is some info, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/ArtProposal

You can start creating your own theme based on that info or you can wait for ubuntu studio to be releases and then just copy their theme.

Thanks. :)

I am very new with Linux. What is the easiest way for me to have a theme like that?

4ebees
January 24th, 2007, 01:17 PM
I'm with Zerhacke :)

I have this installed on my Kubuntu Dapper install.

As Borat would say "Naaaaaaaaaaace!" =)



KDE's baghira theme from http://www.kde-look.org/ is very good. Then again, I really like OSX so I'm biased.

kuja
January 24th, 2007, 01:33 PM
Plastik!

rolando2424
January 24th, 2007, 01:55 PM
I just use Neutrino controls, MetaTivo-2.0 window (but, maybe I'll change it...) and Mist icons.

But it's really a personal taste. I just like a little of light blue (I think it's easier on the eyes).

Then, perhaps I'll post an screenshot.

fuscia
January 24th, 2007, 01:58 PM
What exactly is 9wm?

i was being silly, but 9wm is a fun little window manager. with 9wm, you draw your own windows. it's in the repos.

http://unauthorised.org/dhog/9wm.html

mips
January 24th, 2007, 02:02 PM
Thanks. :)

I am very new with Linux. What is the easiest way for me to have a theme like that?

Well you can:

1. Look for a similair theme on gnome-look.org and istall it
2. You can edit your existing theme to look like that, they tell you what Icons it uses and also give you palette information.
3. Wait until it is released then simply just copy it.

wersdaluv
January 24th, 2007, 02:34 PM
Well you can:

1. Look for a similair theme on gnome-look.org and istall it
2. You can edit your existing theme to look like that, they tell you what Icons it uses and also give you palette information.
3. Wait until it is released then simply just copy it.

I'll just wait until it's released or when someone copies it and distributes it on gnome-look.org. :)

nalmeth
January 24th, 2007, 03:48 PM
I happen to think e17 has a very professional theme about it, and its very much linux centric. See screenshot. Its very slick, cool animated backgrounds, and animations in general.
HOWTO install E17 the Easy Way (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?&t=319336)
Many people can't live without the system try, but I can :D

For KDE, you should try the kickoff menu, and a new theme, I thought this one might appeal to your tastes:
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=35951

For GNOME, I think linux mint has done a very good clean professional look. Other than their artwork that is.

nalmeth
January 24th, 2007, 03:49 PM
Forgot E17 screenshot

Ptero-4
January 31st, 2007, 01:46 AM
if you want something ¨Profesional¨, you may like Cubuntu. It`s ubuntu in pure command line. As boring as you can get.

RussianVodka
January 31st, 2007, 02:19 AM
I think openSuSe has the most professional looking desktop. Even when you turn on XGL it still looks very professional. Not as cool, and without as many features as Beryl, but certainly has professionalism.

wersdaluv
April 14th, 2007, 02:53 AM
I think openSuSe has the most professional looking desktop. Even when you turn on XGL it still looks very professional. Not as cool, and without as many features as Beryl, but certainly has professionalism.

I so damn agree with you. I just hate the font face and the lame window border (in my opinion, at least)! hahahaha

What's good about it is the very professional splash screen, wallpaper, icons, and all that.

hanzomon4
April 14th, 2007, 06:54 AM
Forgot E17 screenshot

What theme is that

yatt
April 14th, 2007, 07:08 AM
I so damn agree with you. I just hate the font face and the lame window border (in my opinion, at least)! hahahaha

What's good about it is the very professional splash screen, wallpaper, icons, and all that.I agree, SUSE looks great until you see text.