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Old 11-05-2005, 06:18 PM
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Default PC-BSD for novice computer user? Mac theme?
I recently installed PC-BSD on a computer for a webserver. Despite it being my first BSD installation, I was impressed. Once it's setup it's suprisingly easy to use and there seem to be plenty of applications out there. The PBIs are great, but there could be more.

My father is computer illiterate, but has a 4 year old computer that he uses for internet and e-mail. He wouldn't be installing any programs, and the few he'd need are available in PBIs. His computer is an old emachine that came with windows ME, after the third reload I "upgraded" him to 98SE.(it can't run 2000) I'm thinking that PC-BSD could give him a more reliable OS and similar or better performance then windows ME.

Also, my stepmom, who is better at computers, uses MAC OS at work, is there an easy way to make BSD look and feel like OSX? This may be the best option.

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Old 11-05-2005, 06:32 PM
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Yes, there is a way. The only way that I know is designing your own window manager from scratch

Seriously, you can imitate som OS X graphics such as icons and window decorations. I used to do that on FreeBSD, then I got tired of the OS X fashion

If you want the OS X graphics for KDE: http://www.kde-look.org/

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Old 11-06-2005, 03:36 AM
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I heard baghira was a good OSX look for KDE. The Aqua background is all over the web.

Though it is really hard to make it look and feel exactly like OSX. Someone really should make a new window manager made just to do that. Id try it.
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Old 11-06-2005, 09:34 AM
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It's already been done, it's called GNUStep, alot of the features and GUI behaviour in OS X is from NeXTStep, and GNUStep is a free clone of NeXTStep so it's a step closer than KDE or GNOME to OS X like Behaviour... just doesnt look as good as OS X.
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Old 11-06-2005, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by youlle
It's already been done, it's called GNUStep, [...] just doesnt look as good as OS X.
I agree with you

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Old 11-06-2005, 07:28 PM
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wow :shock: now that's what i call ugly :lol:
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:32 PM
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No, I don't agree. I call it "eye-candy", looks like Gnome. Just kidding, guys
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:11 PM
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Is there a good program for import pictures from a digital camera? That would be the one thing that I haven't seen yet. Exact duplication is not required, just some familiarity.

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That would be cool indeed
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Originally Posted by T-Keith
Is there a good program for import pictures from a digital camera? That would be the one thing that I haven't seen yet. Exact duplication is not required, just some familiarity.

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