Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Jan 2013 18:19 UTC
KDE I tend to believe that the best interfaces have already been made. Behaviourally, CDE is the best and most consistent interface ever made. It looked like ass, but it always did exactly as you told it to, and it never did anything unexpected. When it comes to looks, however, the gold standard comes from an entirely different corner - Apple's Platinum and QNX' PhotonUI. Between all the transparency, flat-because-it's-hip, and stitched leather violence of the past few years, one specific KDE theme stood alone in bringing the best of '90s UI design into the 21st century, and updating it to give everything else a run for its money. This is an ode to Christoph Feck's Skulpture.
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Nostalgia
by Chrispynutt on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 17:11 UTC
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Man that look takes me back. As someone who cut his teeth on Workbench 3.0 at home and used System 7 and RiscOS at school that has a certain look I can get behind.

Not a fan of the top bar at all, but the main body and controls are lovely. Almost wish it had Luna Inspirat's top bar.

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