The power of Plasma

I was browsing the plasmoid section of kde-look today and found this little gem by DanaKil.

This was just what I needed to complete the following Gnome-emulation sexiness, straight from the Plasma department.

From a stark-default plasma session, the above took about 10 minutes tops to do, really showing the power of Plasma. I couldn’t get the top panel to look good before the spacer was released, though, because many of the widgets were taking up too much space. The systray was in the middle of the panel, for example. Plasma should probably space the widgets better, but until that happens the panelspacer widget will have to do.
The widget theme is Oxygen Connections, my theme.

Oh, and here’s another one for good measure. It has a more Ubuntu feel I suppose:

Anyway, I had fun. With the right plasma theme and some tweaking to some widgets (Text for the launcher, etc) I’m sure somebody could create a Gnome clone that could fool people. Not that they’d want to, because Oxygen rocks. šŸ˜›


5 Responses to The power of Plasma

  1. Leszek says:

    Hey very nice transition. It looks almost like Gnome. I have one question only. Where did you get this nice black wallpaper ?

  2. Dread Knight says:

    Neat stuff! šŸ™‚

  3. Peter says:

    How did you add the application launchers to the upper pannel?I’m missing this as a basic functionality in KDE4 plasmoids.

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