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    Re:Windows 2004

    [quote author=Schotty link=board=25;threadid=5554;start=0#53539 date=1036960893]
    [quote author=cga link=board=25;threadid=5554;start=0#53527 date=1036946575]I think that these overly pimped out desktops are clumsy and anoying
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    Preach on...

    I think that XP looks like something for a Fisher Price or a Tonka Computer for 5 year olds. It has to be all flashy and babyish.... come on!!

    Perhaps usability should be the first goal instead of showability
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    Amen brothah!

    XP looks horrible with it's default style, I go to my friends house who uses it and can't stand the look of it. And the icons are freakin huge! It is possible to make it look similar to win 98 though, and then it's not quite as bad.

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    Re:Windows 2004

    [quote author=PK link=board=25;threadid=5554;start=0#53544 date=1036962944]
    Amen brothah!

    XP looks horrible with it's default style, I go to my friends house who uses it and can't stand the look of it. And the icons are freakin huge! It is possible to make it look similar to win 98 though, and then it's not quite as bad.
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    Very true. I tried it at work and made it's menu, desktop and such more like Win2K. Eventually I gave up. It was a p233/32MB/2.5G pc. RedHat worked alot better

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    Who the hell is this guy? I swear the kid crapped his pants upon seeing a modified KDE.

    "The login screen, yes its pretty, yes its wonderful, and isnt that clock in the top right hand corner worth a wank alone?"

    IT'S A CLOCK! IT'S WHITE LETTERS ON A BLACK BACKGROUND!

    As to what the rest of you have said, I'm afraid I must disagree. I've always been a sucker for a hot looking desktop. I love the Acqua and Keramik themes for KDE, and XP can look REALLY good if themed properly. I think Microsoft is going in the right direction with this new longhorn thing. Granted, a lot of these images could be screenies from kde-look.org with the XP iconset, but that just shows that it's KDE that's the industry leader...NOT M$. Now if only more people knew about KDE...

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    Re:Windows 2004

    I've always thought it hilarious that Linux zealots when they talk about MS and their new flashier desktop often say they liked the win95 look better, a plainer look with less curves & color. Then, they show off impressive screenshots of their linux desktops, yep, flashy & with curves. I like XP's look, but agree about the new start menu. So, simply go to classic look on the start menu!

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    Re:Windows 2004

    [quote author=BurntAsh link=board=25;threadid=5554;start=0#53537 date=1036958312]
    XP does multiple desktops already I found out last night when I was at a friends house. He said he installed something i think called Powertools or some shit for XP. And multiple desktops came with it. MS really wants to step the competition up a notch.
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    I have tried it and it's slow, very slow. You can view all desktops at once though, if you have 4 desktops you can view them 2x2. Pretty cool but useless I think.

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    Re:Windows 2004

    That site's not working for me. However, I have found a site with Longhorn screenshots and reviews.

    http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/longhorn_alpha.asp

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