Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 19:21 UTC, submitted by draginol
Graphics, User Interfaces Developer Stardock has released WindowBlinds 6 today. It is a utility that allows users to customize the look and feel of Windows by applying "skins" to change the user interface of the OS. WindowBlinds 6 can make Windows XP look virtually identical to Windows Vista (including blurred glass). Thanks to hardware acceleration, a typical XP system dressed to look like Vista will perform faster than Vista still. WindowBlinds 6 also adds full skinning support to Windows Vista, making it the first and only program to support full Windows Vista customization. CNet takes a quick look at this new release.
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RE[3]: Never understood...
by sappyvcv on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 20:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Never understood..."
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WindowBlinds isn't a shell. Also, using .msstyles requires a dll hack (uxtheme.dll). As well, XP styles can't do alpha-transparency or effects like blurring.

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