I got tired of my default Microsoft Windows XP setting. So I decided to get a new theme. Here's the story.
The first thing to do is to look at preinstalled themes. None, unless you call the "Windows classic" is a theme. The next step is to search the internet. What would be the proper Google's keyword? I used several keywords and got several Windows XP Theme. Some of the themes look ok. I really want to get a Mac-like theme. But, there's a problem.
Apparently, all the good themes I found are either not-free or require additional software (which is not-free). It's not like I don't want to pay. (Well, it is.) But, having worked with Linux and other FSF/GNU software changed my preference. I want to use free software. So, I came empty handed. I wasted 2 hours for all of this.
Well, I just have to go reboot the machine and use Linux if I get bored with the theme. (I have fluxbox, blackbox, afterstep, (and even plain twm), KDE, and Gnome - and there are different themes for them too.)
As a side note, I am still having a problem installing Mac-like theme under KDE 3.3 on my Debian sid. I was also told that if I want to have a Mac-like environment, I should get a Mac instead. It is true that I am thinking of Mac Mini. But then, I don't know if I can change its "desktop theme" :) I don't know how difficult it's going to me. Last time I used a mac was like 8 years ago.
Can you suggest a good desktop theme?