Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2007 12:38 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Last week, Stardock released version 6 of WindowBlinds, their Windows skinning suite, which is the first version to include full support for Windows Vista. Stardock was kind enough to provide OSNews with a copy of WindowBlinds 6.0. Read on for some findings.
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RE: on the other hand...
by merkoth on Mon 8th Oct 2007 14:25 UTC in reply to "on the other hand..."
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I've tried Stardock in the past and it was nice in what it did, but after a while the price in system resources wasn't worth the cosmetic gain.

For those of you interested in going the way of minimalization, try GeoShell. I've replaced my explorer with it and my system is much more responsive.

"Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 16777216 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 8192 bytes) in /home/geoshell/sites/ on line 808"

That's when trying to check some screenshots. I remember it from long time ago when I was trying to get rid of explorer in a Windows box I had to use. It was pretty cool, IIRC. It's not a WB replacement though.

Regarding WB, I wholeheartedly agree with Thom: it's been alwasys a cool app, but the lack of (useable, elegant, clean) themes degrades the experience. The only really useable themes come from the base package and, as someone already pointed out, they're inspired in other OSes GUIs. I will never understand why would I like to have little goldfishes swimming in my windows' title bars.

It's a shame, WB6 is a solid, powerful and affordable product, ruined by the lack of cool themes besides the always present yet-another-custom-aqua-like theme.

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