Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2012 23:16 UTC
Windows Paul Thurrot and Rafael Rivera have some good shots of the new theme for classic applications in windows 8. Looking pretty good - too bad Microsoft didn't come up with a new icon set as well. Still, white window borders with a white taskbar and these new widgets and flat appearance... Nice.
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Reminds me of...
by Dave_K on Fri 15th Jun 2012 14:17 UTC
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Even the relatively eye-candy free GUIs of NeXTSTEP and Mac System 7 used some subtle 3D effects.

Windows 8's theme reminds me more of the completely flat, single colour window decoration in early versions of RISC OS, before they went all fancy with textures and 3D in the mid 90s:

With Windows 8's grey inactive window borders, I'd just have to set the active colour to RISC OS's pale yellow and it'd really stir up some 80s nostalgia.

If only the biggest problem with Windows 8 was its aesthetics...

Edited 2012-06-15 14:23 UTC

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