Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Feb 2009 13:53 UTC
GTK+ "GTK+ may be called many things. I would call it 'simple' and sometimes even 'elegant', refering to its foundation of pure, elegant C. But not everyone is compelled to use those terms, using terms like 'clumsy' and 'unwieldy' instead. Yes, there is a lot disagreement. But there's one thing almost everyone would agree to: that GTK+ isn't pretty." This is about to change.
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I don't agree
by cristoper on Thu 19th Feb 2009 16:39 UTC
cristoper
Member since:
2009-02-15

I don't agree that Gtk+ is not pretty. In fact I think Gtk with the ClearLooks theme is one of the best-looking GUIs I've seen. I'd even put it above the Mac's Platinum look.

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RE: I don't agree
by Delgarde on Thu 19th Feb 2009 20:39 in reply to "I don't agree"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

I don't agree that Gtk+ is not pretty. In fact I think Gtk with the ClearLooks theme is one of the best-looking GUIs I've seen. I'd even put it above the Mac's Platinum look.


Same here - I very much dispute the claim that almost everyone considers it ugly. It's not flashy like KDE4 or Vista, but it's simple and easy on the eye.

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RE[2]: I don't agree
by sbergman27 on Mon 23rd Feb 2009 20:15 in reply to "RE: I don't agree"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Clearlooks is beautiful in two different ways. First, it is aesthetically appealing. Second, it is practical and functional. Traditionally, post-1.x KDE's appearance has reminded me of something made by PlaySkool. And MacOS's appearance has always reminded me of the board game "CandyLand". Clearlooks reminds me of... well, something tasteful, functional, and useful for my desktop.

Edited 2009-02-23 20:16 UTC

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RE: I don't agree
by robojerk on Thu 19th Feb 2009 20:46 in reply to "I don't agree"
robojerk Member since:
2006-01-10

Obviously we all see things differently. I for one don't think GTK is attractive at all. I looked up the ClearLooks theme and don't find it appealing.

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=19527

I can honestly say I prefer to use KDE because I think it looks better, not because of any technical reason.

I think in terms of appearance, KDE themes look more modern IMHO.

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RE[2]: I don't agree
by YEPHENAS on Thu 19th Feb 2009 21:43 in reply to "RE: I don't agree"
YEPHENAS Member since:
2008-07-14

Obviously we all see things differently. I for one don't think GTK is attractive at all. I looked up the ClearLooks theme and don't find it appealing.

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=19527

This is an old version of Clearlooks. The newer one looks more like this:
http://pollycoke.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/cln.png

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