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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I've seen that before
by mnezh on Fri 15th Jun 2012 08:44 UTC
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RE: I've seen that before
by nt_jerkface on Fri 15th Jun 2012 15:15 in reply to "I've seen that before"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Yea that is actually easier on the eyes.

Maybe Windows 9 will have a retro look after Sinofsky decides that eye-bleeding high contrast themes are no longer 'modern'. Maybe he will decide that 'modernism' is a rotating anus in the background (that can't be removed). Just kidding, Sinofsky will be gone after this piece of crap falls.

Vain/trend-obsessed thinkers like him have no sense of timeless design. I've never heard anyone suggest tearing down the Neuschwanstein Castle because it doesn't fit some idiot's definition of modernism. The guy in charge of Windows is like a 16 year old girl with clothes. Actually I take that back, a 16 year old girl has better taste. I would much rather have a random 16 year old girl in charge of Windows right now.

Edited 2012-06-15 15:18 UTC

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RE[2]: I've seen that before
by Nelson on Fri 15th Jun 2012 16:11 in reply to "RE: I've seen that before"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I think you have a man crush on Sinofsky. You name drop him in every comment.

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RE: I've seen that before
by MacMan on Sat 16th Jun 2012 18:08 in reply to "I've seen that before"
MacMan Member since:
2006-11-19

I still like the Mac OS 7-9 (classic) look, actually, I liked the looks of it a LOT better than any version of OSX.

Programming classic applications using the various tool box APIs was a nightmare however, almost as nasty as Windows MFC.

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