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Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

Post by Portreve » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:31 pm

Vis-à-vis Deepin, I am wary of anything coming out of certain sources, and China is one of them. I don't factually know there's bad things going on within that distro, but frankly I wouldn't be willing to take the chance.

I think Mac OS X 10.6 was the last one with an appealing (to me, at least) UI. I do not like any of the flat UIs out there, be they Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Windows, or any of the several GNU+Linux desktop environments' takes on the concept. As with this topic's OP, I think the default Cinnamon "Mint Y" icons are utilitarian at best and fugly at worst, which is why I change to the Mint X Aqua ones the moment I do an install of LM.
Please be polite and remember to mark your fixed problem [SOLVED].

Presently running Ubuntu 19.10 on a MBP 8,1 and dreaming about my return to Linux Mint.

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Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

Post by MurphCID » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:03 am

Mint 19.2 seems to be taking positive steps to making Linux look better. Next step Libre Office making their product look better.

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Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

Post by deanr72 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:37 am

Moem wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:31 am
MurphCID wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:28 am
Good, clear clean crisp fonts with excellent anti-aliasing. Icons the same way, clear, crisp, well defined. Flat is ok, but boring, I like skewmorphic icons to some extent. But my number one priortity is clean, clear, crisp looking.
Thank you, now I have a much clearer idea of what you mean. I had to look up skeuomorphic, I found this article that explains it well: https://en.99designs.nl/blog/trends/ske ... al-design/
Fascinating reading. Thanks for the link.

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Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

Post by smgordon1259 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:21 am

as long as it is functional that's all I care about

anyone can put lipstick on a pig (windows)
ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 /AMD FX-4350 (4.2gHz) / Vulcan DDR3 1600MHz 8Gb
EVGA GTX 660 2Gb / Nvidia 435.21 / Element 32" 1080p
Linux Mint 19.3b MATE amd64 / Kernel 5.3.0-24 generic x86_64
Primary: PNY 120Gb SSD Secondary: Seagate 1Tb SSHD

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Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

Post by rick gen » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:27 pm

Neptune (6) 's graphics look well thought out.

Neptune 6 Linux on distrowatch.com

https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10637

https://neptuneos.com/en/


Only issue for me was my VPN (PIA) is not able to connect.

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Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

Post by deanr72 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:53 am

rick gen wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:27 pm
Neptune (6) 's graphics look well thought out.

Neptune 6 Linux on distrowatch.com

https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10637

https://neptuneos.com/en/


Only issue for me was my VPN (PIA) is not able to connect.
Neptune 6 is stunning. I'm now running this as my back-up. A KDE distro based on Debian 10 with more up-to-date apps, kernels and drivers - what's not to like? :D
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