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Posted by: Anonymous Coward on August 26, 2006 08:54 PM
BlueCurve aimed to make a matching set of themes so that any application would look good on any desktop.

FreeDesktop.org is unifying the free desktops.

Project Mad Hatter never intended to unify dekstops, from what I can tell.

Metatheme is basically a more thorough attempt at BlueCurve. It seems dead, but Tango Project is planning to do something with it once they've finished the icon theme.

The Linux Standards Base is unifying Linux OSs, but perhaps not as quickly as some would like.

GTK-Qt just wants GTK apps to look native in KDE.

The desktops won't be unified soon, but they will be eventually. LSB, Portland, FreeDesktop.org, and Tango look like the major forces.

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