Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Sep 2009 17:43 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Last week, Culf of Mac published an article showing off some of Snow Leopard's beautiful 512x512 icons, revealing some interesting tidbits about them you could only see when the icons are fully maximised. In this article, I compare some of Snow Leopard's icons to those of Windows 7, and you'll see while both operating systems have beautiful icons, there are some key differences between the styles of these icons. Note that this article contains some large images, so if you're on dial-up, you've been warned.
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Both sets look good
by sonic2000gr on Mon 7th Sep 2009 18:08 UTC
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Recently acquired an iMac myself, and find the icon set quite pleasing. It is distinctly different from the Windows one, though the latter is still very good. I think you are right: the differences in icons seem to represent the different 'cultures' (so to speak) of Windows and OS X.
I have no problems with these, but what I would really like to see is a linux distribution with nice and consistent icons across the desktop (mostly referring to GNOME, as KDE is much better IMHO - but I am more of a GNOME/XFCE guy). The default icon sets in mainstream distros (read: Ubuntu) are rather boring and while they can be changed it is rare to get consistency across all places.

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