Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2012 23:16 UTC
Windows Paul Thurrot and Rafael Rivera have some good shots of the new theme for classic applications in windows 8. Looking pretty good - too bad Microsoft didn't come up with a new icon set as well. Still, white window borders with a white taskbar and these new widgets and flat appearance... Nice.
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looks kind of, uh, flat
by MacMan on Thu 14th Jun 2012 23:43 UTC
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2006-11-19

One of the more common complaints of GNUStep is that its so flat and gray:

http://www.roard.com/screenshots/gnustep-desktop.png
http://www.gnustep.org/images/full-screenshot1.png

Maybe they were (are) ahead of their time?

I'm all for minimalism and consistency (like Haiku or to an extent GNUStep or an un-buggered Gnome3 with the default settings nuked), but this Windows 8 looks kind of jarring with all those disjointed colors. Windows 7 is not bad, the window borders are way too thick though. I don't think I really care for this new Windows 8 look, hopefully they have some more customization options than what is shown.

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