Linked by bcavally on Mon 21st Dec 2009 17:18 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Today there are many operating systems available. Every vendor or community round it tries to make it as good as possible. Having different goals, different legacy and different cultures, they succeed in it more or less. We (end users) end up with big selection of operating systems, but for us the operating systems are usually compromise of the features that we would like to have. So is there an operating system that would fit all the needs of the end user? Is is the BeOS clone Haiku?
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RE[2]: Looks
by WereCatf on Mon 21st Dec 2009 21:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Looks"
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*adds a bunch of gloss, bubbles, gradients, fades, opacity, bouncing alerts, huge ass widgets, 1024x1024 icons*

Better? Don't hit me


Bouncing alerts is more of an OS/application (mis?)feature, not related to UI looks. And I don't use desktop widgets in either Linux or Windows, I actually like to keep my desktop very clean and undistracting. 1024x1024 pixels icons aren't really all that useful either. Scalable ones would be more useful all around.

Don't assume too much of me ;)

The amount of wasted screen on most mainstreams OS/UIs is amazing to me

Having something look good and modern doesn't mean it has to waste screen real estate. I personally also like clean, uncluttered interfaces and that is indeed one of the strong points of Haiku's UI. Yet, the color selection, widgets et al, it all just seems so awfully plain and outdated in my eye.

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