Edit: Unfortunately, the images originally included in this post are gone, because of hosting problems in late 2009. My apologies.
Don’t ask me why I did this. This is an Ubuntu Gnome desktop for Openbox on Arch.
Wacky, isn’t it? That’s my 300Mhz machine on strictly GTK+ apps, so nothing you see there is at all Gnome-based.
But I plucked from themes and wallpaper that look like the default Feisty desktop, installed icon and GTK themes from the Arch repositories, and cobbled together a pair of panels that (more or less, with technical restrictions) follow the Gnome look.
The result is … a desktop that can’t run Gnome, but took so long to put together I might as well have been using Gnome. That’s all right. That means there is hope for Gnome addicts stranded on Pentium II machines.
(By the way, I didn’t do anything with Arch that couldn’t be done with Ubuntu as well, although I have a feeling speedwise, it wouldn’t be the same.)
Details are next door, on my Arch blog.