Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th May 2006 17:21 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Windows "Microsoft has officially released Windows Vista Build 5381.1 today on Microsoft Connect. Internal sources have confirmed that this is 'what will be' Beta 2 - in a couple more days at WinHEC 2006. What we are seeing right now with this build is a feature complete Beta without the performance guarantee. If you want to put it in terms of practical use, etc. this is Beta 2; it will be compiled and recompiled several more times, mini-glitches taken care of, size and speed optimized, and maybe a couple of minor things changed, but for all intents and purposes, those of us that have been dying for another beta ever since the first; it's here." Update: Err, an update.
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> Dear god, that is f*cking hideous! I'm no artistic guru, but I can assure you,
> that has to be the best example of how not to present a GUI.
> Over the top transparency, ugly colours, poor consistency...

I absolutely agree! I especially dislike the blue/green gradation everywhere. It looks weird and pretty ugly.

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