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[4]: Haiku's UI dated?
by stippi on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 15:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Haiku's UI dated?"
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"* I applied the round corners for the tab control, and I am not opposed to using it more in the UI, but to my own taste, I don't associate "modern" with the round corners. I find the sharp edges just as stylish. To me, the soft gradients are much more important for a stylish look and I also applied a faint glossy look to some controls, but I really hate the over-obvious glossy look. Also note that the round corners take considerably more computing resources. Since they are not important to me personally to define a stylish look, I just left them out.

So.. where is the code for download? and screenshots? ;)

You do realize that it's already part of even the alpha, do you? The code is in SVN of course.

"* The missing 3D acceleration is just something we have to live with for the time being. It is being worked on, but it's not there yet and obviously the developer could need more help. Without that, shadows are a no-go. I do think they improve clarity on the desktop, although it is totally overdone in Mac OSX for example.

And for translucid Windows?

Yes, translucid Windows need 3D acceleration as well. But I find them very, very useless.

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