Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 9th May 2010 12:34 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Dear Ubuntu, for the last couple years life has been good. Every time I've shown you to a friend or family member, they've compared you to what they're familiar with--Windows XP or Vista, mostly--and by comparison you've looked brilliant. Yeah, your ugly brown color scheme was a bit off-putting at first, but once people saw how secure, simple, and reliable you were, the response was almost universally positive. But recently, things have changed ..."
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RE[4]: Worthless
by Beachchairs on Mon 10th May 2010 07:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Worthless"
Beachchairs
Member since:
2009-04-10

Actually it probably is Windows 7.

You may notice the task bar still has the show desktop button that didn't exist in Vista. Also, Vista had a much darker task bar. To make the Windows 7 taskbar look like that, select Properties and select 'Use small icons', and change 'Taskbar buttons:' to 'Never combine'.

About the drives: just because C is the standard root letter, doesn't mean it has to be. It very well could be the E drive is root.

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RE[5]: Worthless
by nt_jerkface on Mon 10th May 2010 16:54 in reply to "RE[4]: Worthless"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Hmmm I didn't know you could change the taskbar style to the old one.

But that still undermines his argument which is that Ubuntu needs to be worried due to the new Windows GUI. Windows looked the same when Vista came out.

Regardless I noticed that the author changed the image to a desktop that looks like Windows 7.

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RE[6]: Worthless
by Beachchairs on Mon 10th May 2010 19:16 in reply to "RE[5]: Worthless"
Beachchairs Member since:
2009-04-10

Probably caught word from Kroc.

Good idea though. I'd doubt you were the only one to think it was Vista.

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