Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Sep 2009 17:43 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Last week, Culf of Mac published an article showing off some of Snow Leopard's beautiful 512x512 icons, revealing some interesting tidbits about them you could only see when the icons are fully maximised. In this article, I compare some of Snow Leopard's icons to those of Windows 7, and you'll see while both operating systems have beautiful icons, there are some key differences between the styles of these icons. Note that this article contains some large images, so if you're on dial-up, you've been warned.
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Oxygen
by diegoviola on Mon 7th Sep 2009 19:47 UTC
diegoviola
Member since:
2006-08-15

These icons really look like the Oxygen icons.

And I prefer the Oxygen ones.

http://www.oxygen-icons.org/

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RE: Oxygen
by Adurbe on Mon 7th Sep 2009 22:33 in reply to "Oxygen"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

Oxygen only came about circa 2005. This was well after OSX and 'aqua' which I sure you can't deny was a heavy influence.

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RE[2]: Oxygen
by smitty on Mon 7th Sep 2009 22:55 in reply to "RE: Oxygen"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

I don't think anyone's ever said otherwise - why does that matter?

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v RE: Oxygen
by ecruz on Tue 8th Sep 2009 01:08 in reply to "Oxygen"
RE[2]: Oxygen
by smitty on Tue 8th Sep 2009 01:59 in reply to "RE: Oxygen"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

One thing, Oxigen has copied a lot from Apple in general. Face it boys, there is very little innovation going on at the open source church. I would say that 95% of all open sourced programs are a response to a proprietary one.

True. But I think you can say the exact same thing about proprietary apps. I mean, how many of those are innovative either? There's very little created these days that isn't based on something older in one way or another.

Besides, why should Thom waste his time including in his discussion an OS that still, after all these years, cannot break the 1% barrier?

Maybe because this website is called OSNews, and is dedicated to more than just the main 2 operating systems. So your argument is that they should stop covering Linux completely, and become a Windows/Mac website? In fact, forget about the Macs - they've been around for decades, and they're still under 10%? Clearly completely worthless to talk about...

Edited 2009-09-08 02:01 UTC

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RE[2]: Oxygen
by sbergman27 on Tue 8th Sep 2009 02:07 in reply to "RE: Oxygen"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Oxigen has copied a lot from Apple in general. Face it boys, there is very little innovation going on at the open source church.

Wow. Icon styles are "Innovations". Now I've seen everything.

P.S. If you're going to criticize something and want to be taken seriously, at least try to spell its name right.

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