Borealis iconBorealis 0.9a

Borealis provides a "better feel" through use of the subtle aural notifications.
Borealis provides a "better feel" through use of the subtle aural notifications.

The goal of this sound theme is to provide "better feel" through use of the subtle aural notifications. The test I always have in my mind while designing the desktop sounds is to imagine having half-dozen (or more) computer stations in the same office or studio and consider whether their simultaneous use (and resulting desktop sounds) would pose as distraction on users and their productivity. Therefore, in order to minimize the "distraction factor" this theme associates many of the common desktop events with brief, mostly non-pitched, but nonetheless pleasing sound sources (a.k.a. effects).

All of the sounds included have been composed (if applicable), recorded, and mastered by me (although a few of them bear resemblance to other OS's sounds). Some of them are leftovers from my previous compositional and production endeavors, while others are entirely new creations.

All sounds are designed and mixed at CD-quality (stereo, 16-bit, 44.1KHz). Ogg version is distributed as 192Kbit stereo files.

Here are some key features of "Borealis":

Includes sounds for:
KDE WM
KDE System Notifications
Kdevelop
Kopete
KDE Sysguard
KMail
Konsole
Proxy configuration
K3b (missing 1 sound)
4 startup sounds
2 exit sounds
Automated installer and uninstaller

What's New in This Release:

Couple improvements to the install and uninstall scripts (thanks to Kirk Strauser for the heads-up!)

last updated on:
March 2nd, 2007, 22:05 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Ivica Bukvic
license type:
Artistic License 
category:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ Themes

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