Originally Posted by grey_1
Unless a particular distro modifies it then the intial DE still looks the same, but like you saw in my desktop ss it can be configured just like any linux DE.
The looks were secondary though tbh - I've never been able to use KDE without something crashing within the first 2 weeks of use. Sure enough, within 2 days of installing SUSE a while back apps were crashing. Ugh. Gnome has been 100% stable for me.
The only time KDE crashed on me (back in the day) was when I used to use the develepment desktop. I used to hate gnome, because it was not enough eyecandy for me. It looks to me that gnome and kde has finally caught up with the eyecandy environment.