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How to give Puppy the look and feel of Ubuntu?
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rmcellig

Joined: 19 Nov 2011
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Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan 2012, 07:06    Post subject:  How to give Puppy the look and feel of Ubuntu?  

Is it possible to make puppy 5.2.8 have the same look and feel as ubuntu 11.04 or prior? My mom loves puppy but likes the look and feel of ubuntu.

What are my options?
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Dewbie

Joined: 15 Apr 2010
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan 2012, 08:13    Post subject:  

Well, for starters...click here.
Download image(s).
Go to Menu / Filesystem / ROX-Filer file manager.
Click on the "up" arrow.
Go to /usr/share/backgrounds, and copy the image to that folder.
Then go to Menu / Desktop / (background or wallpaper setter).
You should be able to select and install the background from there.
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rmcellig

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan 2012, 08:34    Post subject:  

I don't think I explained myself correctly. Right now I am trying xfce in Puppy Linux 5.2.8 and like it. I was wondering if it is possible to use Gnome and Nautilus in Puppy.
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qkall

Joined: 04 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan 2012, 11:56    Post subject:  

yes you can.. just have to find a working gnome .sfs .. oh or did you mean unity? i don't think there is a sfs for that.....
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harii4


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jan 2012, 02:12    Post subject:  

Quote:
My mom loves puppy but likes the look and feel of ubuntu

Now thats an "Paradox" Very Happy

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nooby

Joined: 29 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jan 2012, 06:39    Post subject:  

Quote:
I was wondering if it is possible to use Gnome and Nautilus in Puppy.


As you know Puppy use Joe's Window Manager JWM
and Gnome is also a WM but Nautilus is that not a file manager?
So kind of different leagues?

I would use the search in my signature and write gnome pet or gnome sfs or something.

Same for nautilus using different search each on their own.

I guess it is way more easy to make a Nautilus than to make a gnome

Can you maybe test if you like Enlight something E17
that is used in Macpup that is kind of fancy too?

That is why I don't use neither gnome nor E17 I am not
clever enough to get how to Smile But many do like E17
so maybe you can get used to love that even more?

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