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  • #76
    Originally posted by yotambien View Post
    Since you have not made the effort to focus and reply properly to the questions posed--showing great disrespect--I don't see why others should.
    Yeah, there's "?" but I weren't asking you at all. If someone writes total bullshit I don't even care to answer him with "great respect" (I'm not talking about you) and I don't expect good answer. It's some kind of game.


    • #77
      Originally posted by kraftman View Post
      Yeah, there's "?" but I weren't asking you at all. If someone writes total bullshit I don't even care to answer him with "great respect" (I'm not talking about you) and I don't expect good answer. It's some kind of game.
      It's OK, I'm cool. Back to the topic, what were we saying about that damn screenshot?



      • #78
        I'm not here to partake in the opinionated bits of this thread, but I would like to add a screenshot from my own desktop which demonstrates how easy it is to make your KDE desktop look like Windows 7.

        Here's a little "how I did it", starting from a vanilla install:
        1. Using Kubuntu 9.04 Alpha.
        2. Kwin compositing effects enabled (so it looks even more like Vista/Win7 when you're using it, and seeing the transitions...)
        3. Run `sudo aptitude install kwin-style-crystal plasmoid-weather` (or install the packages using Adept, Add/Remove, etc.)

        ----Window Decorations----
        4. Go into System Settings -> Appearance -> Windows, select the Crystal theme. Then check all the boxes for round corners, increase Border Width to 7 and Titlebar Width to 24 (these numbers maybe slightly larger than Win7 uses, but just to enunciate the point )
        5. In the Overlay tab (still in Appearance -> Windows) change the overlays to "Glass"
        6. In Appearance -> Colors, change the color scheme to Steel. It's not exactly what Aero uses, but it's close. You could fiddle and get it spot on if you wanted.

        7. I added the Calendar, Analog Clock, and Weather plasmoids to the desktop, retaining the default (and distinctive) KDE 4.2 plasmoids.
        8. I took the wallpaper straight from Windows 7 Build 7000
        9. Fired up SpeedCrunch to look more like the Win7 screenshot from the OP.

        Note: I am not claiming that my screenshot is identical to the Win7 screenshot. It's not meant to be. It's just that, in about 15 minutes, I was able to take a default KDE 4.2 desktop and make it look a lot like Win7. This screenshot of my tweaking should be particularly surprising to those of you who have never seen KDE 4.2 Beta in action before: click here.

        The major discrepancies are what people will either love or hate about Win7, i.e., in the behavior aspect rather than the sheer visual aspect.

        For example, long-time Microsoft junkie Paul Thurrott maligned some of the more controversial UI tweaks in Win7. This is the meat and potatoes of determining which desktop you want to use -- can you live with Jumplists? Do you need to be able to see the names of the programs you're running in the taskbar, or are the icons enough? Do you want Mac OSX style merging of taskbar launchers with the classic "iconification" of running programs? These are questions that each individual user must answer when determining what they want out of their desktop.



        • #79
          Originally posted by Vighy View Post
          it's KDE ported to windows!
          funny story: KDE actually runs on Windows !!

          LOL !


          • #80
            Originally posted by kraftman View Post
            AV for Linux are mainly for scanning Windows networks. I would suggest you to don't base on theory or MS propaganda. UAC is marketing piece of crap. Completely free AV solutions still makes Windows slower. Where did you read about Windows security? MS site maybe?
            Many many many sites, is a regular daily read, itweekly, linux-security mailing lists, news announcements such as, white hat confrences, etc.

            Who said that I wasn't encoding? Read ten times more.
            You did.

            Bullshit Linux was about 60% faster when I did video compression. Read more carefully please - I wrote about compression I didn't test encoding."
            The only way to compress video is to transcode. Transcoding IS encoding. You cannot compress video with standard data compression. The only way is to re-encode the video to a codec. Even doing a DVD-9 to DVD-5 shrink you are still encoding the video. Yes there are lossless codecs out there and to use them you have to encode to that codec. Compression of video = encoding, Traditional data compression does NOTHING to video but actually makes them slightly larger. So when you say 60% faster compression you are saying 60% faster encoding since it is the only way to compress video.


            • #81
              Originally posted by val-gaav View Post
              Depends on the use. I do a lot of encoding too and bash+mencoder+mkvtoolnix+gpac+oggenc makes it a total win over the Windows solutions. Really I have no tool for XP that could win over my nice Linux bash scripts. Heck it's automated here, in Windows it's not and it needs a lot of clicks, add do that processing of many files and clear winner is Linux. Winner, because it saves my time.

              I've used the same setup of mencoder, mkvtoolnix, gpac, ogg enc as well compiled from source in windows AND linux, guess what wins by about 5-10% using the same source and encoding settings. (BTW mencoder truly sucks when it comes to accurate file sizes, especially when using ffmpeg or xvid). The gap widens even more when using the vast array of video encoding tools out there for windows.