Is Linux Mint ugly?

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by catweazel » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:07 am

thx-1138 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:02 am
...my beloved ultra beautiful MATE desktop below
It's still more complex than an xfce desktop.
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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by thx-1138 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:09 am

gm10 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:03 am
Those black icons on a black background though...
...i know! My next desktop will be black on white though... and who knows,
maybe 1 day my monitor will be hanging in some expensive gallery... :lol:

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by gm10 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:16 am

thx-1138 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:09 am
maybe 1 day my monitor will be hanging in some expensive gallery... :lol:
Just keep it running, if you manage to burn in the desktop (does that still happen with modern screens?) it might become a work of art. :D

My desktop looks basically the same as yours btw, but with visible icons (plus a few applets).

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by thx-1138 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:28 am

...it's almost the same gray as Mint-Y-Dark actually, ie. not really black :wink:
Nope, LCD's don't really burn...
(...xscreensaver & similar fluffy distracting nonsense purged here, i3lock only...should i be worried?) :)

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by trytip » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:25 am

catweazel wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:04 pm
ssspace wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:49 pm
If you see videos reviews, blog posts and read the comments you will see that some users that don't like how Mint looks, I thought most people knew about this, looks like I was wrong, that's life.
You made an unsupported claim, and you persist in refusing and neglecting to back it up, then you try to shift the burden of proof to me. I may be 85 but I wasn't born yesterday, sonny.

Obviously there's no intelligent conversation to be had.
are you really 85?
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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by Moem » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:27 am

Hey there, good people...
Can we keep this thread friendly? I don't want to shut it down, but I will if all y'all keep snarking at each other like this.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by trytip » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:40 am

@Moem
not being rude, it is an honest question. i do respect my elders , is all i wanted to know. thanx
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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by BG405 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:52 am

thx-1138 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:28 am
Nope, LCD's don't really burn...
From the article:
Both plasma-type and LCD-type displays exhibit a similar phenomenon called transient image persistence, which is sometimes confused with screen burn but is not permanent.
I was worried that I'd ruined one of my monitors when I started seeing what turned out to be a "ghost" of the browser toolbars when watching videos. Thankfully, this faded away once I started using full-screen again for the browser, like I used to.

The Sony TV has quite noticeable image persistence for a short while when it's been displaying a Mint desktop. But it's still not ugly ...
Dell Inspiron 1525 - LM17.3 CE 64-------------------Acer D255E 2GB - Manjaro KDE, LM17.3 KDE 32
Toshiba NB305 - LM17.3 Xfce 32---------------------K7S5A AMD 1.2GHz - LM17.3 Xfce 32 & WinXP-Pro
Acer Aspire E11 ES1-111M - LM18.2 KDE 64 ----Dell PII 350 64MB - Puppy 4.3 & Win98-SE

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by [rua] » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:27 am

I've used LMDE Mate for many years and while I don't care for the default appearance after installation, I like that's readily configurable to one's taste. I imagine this is so in regular Mint. In terms of available themes and backgrounds, I've always found Mint to be a particularly beautiful distro. Tasteful, elegant, and relaxed. I like the login screen especially. Hats off to the photographers! :)

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by gm10 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:37 am

[rua] wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:27 am
In terms of available themes and backgrounds, I've always found Mint to be a particularly beautiful distro. Tasteful, elegant, and relaxed. I like the login screen especially. Hats off to the photographers! :)
That one is actually true, the available backgrounds are beautiful, worth a look even if you don't use a background image (I don't, waste of resources ;)). Software Manager has the backgrounds from all previous releases, too.

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by [rua] » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:12 am

gm10 wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:37 am
[rua] wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:27 am
In terms of available themes and backgrounds, I've always found Mint to be a particularly beautiful distro. Tasteful, elegant, and relaxed. I like the login screen especially. Hats off to the photographers! :)
That one is actually true, the available backgrounds are beautiful, worth a look even if you don't use a background image (I don't, waste of resources ;)).
I was intrigued and tested this just now. On my system, with a mighty 8 gigarams at my disposal, a black background made no significant difference. I'll stick with my "Grass in the morning" background"! :wink:

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by gm10 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:17 am

[rua] wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:12 am
I was intrigued and tested this just now. On my system, with a mighty 8 gigarams at my disposal, a black background made no significant difference. I'll stick with my "Grass in the morning" background"! :wink:
Of course it's insignificant, but it's still resources being used and I really never stare at my desktop, anyway, so... personal preference without any doubt. Please don't feel discouraged to use a background image, I did not mean to imply that. ;)

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by catweazel » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:23 am

[rua] wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:12 am
I was intrigued and tested this just now. On my system, with a mighty 8 gigarams at my disposal, a black background made no significant difference. I'll stick with my "Grass in the morning" background"! :wink:
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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by thx-1138 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:26 am

...this is an older test from 2012, so it might not be valid anymore... =>
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~cking/power-b ... esults.txt

/me turns background to absolute white... :lol:

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by [rua] » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:46 am

gm10 wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:17 am
[rua] wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:12 am
I was intrigued and tested this just now. On my system, with a mighty 8 gigarams at my disposal, a black background made no significant difference. I'll stick with my "Grass in the morning" background"! :wink:
Of course it's insignificant, but it's still resources being used and I really never stare at my desktop, anyway, so... personal preference without any doubt. Please don't feel discouraged to use a background image, I did not mean to imply that. ;)
I'm not discouraged, and I understand your message and respect your preference. I couldn't live without a background I liked. I was merely curious! :)

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by [rua] » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:55 am

thx-1138 wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:26 am
...this is an older test from 2012, so it might not be valid anymore... =>
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~cking/power-b ... esults.txt

/me turns background to absolute white... :lol:
That's really interesting, thanks.

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by [rua] » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:56 am

catweazel wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:23 am

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by trytip » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:07 pm

ok ... first time installing anything cinmon and i can say that the normal user overlooks a lot of things and left to them to figure out. finally got qt4 and qt5 apps to look and feel the same but i had to tear down mint 19 to do it. i did so many changes i have no clue which one was confirmed or borked. the small window is qt4 app and couldn't get icons to match qt5 had to install a lot of "old" dependencies of qt4 too many to count and not sure which one actually fixed things. qbittorrent of course is qt5

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by alexa9 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:35 pm

Function > Form
What it looks like is not a priority to me. Very customizable if it is a priority to you.
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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

Post by rado84 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:06 pm

ssspace wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:38 am
why so many people think it's ugly?
Because grey is ugly. If the default theme had color B1D190 (the image below) it would look a lot better. And fresh. With the grey theme it looks too much like Windows 98. Image

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