I disagree.Konata wrote:... well, the current icon looks like a child drew it.
(Sorry it's so big & blurry, I borrowed it from henrytang5247)
See all those straight lines? Show me a kid who draws with straight lines.
Uh, yeah it is.Konata wrote:It's not "retro"
Perhaps it's before your time, but that's a fairly decent approximation to a style harkening all the way back to Windows 1.0. Don't trust me? Check out how similar the those 5¼ floppy drives are to the drive icons in this screenshot:
And once again, I disagree.Konata wrote:... all in all, consistency is what's important...
Yes it's important for an operating system's icon set to be fairly uniform, but NTVDM is not only a different subsystem, which modern programs should never touch, but it's actually a whole system unto itself, a complete computer, entirely separate in both design and implementation from the rest of the OS*.
I think NTVDM's icon and visual styling should reflect it's (virtual) age.
* Yes I realize NTVDM and ReactOS do tie into each other in a couple of ways in order to make it easy to double-click a DOS program and so that DOS programs can call Windows programs (and vice-versa), but that stuff isn't necessary, it could be pulled out and ReactOS and NTVDM could stand entirely separate from each other and still be considered complete. So while the ease of use facilitated by these tie-ins are, in part, why ReactOS has NTVDM (otherwise you may as well use DosBOX) I still say they're separate enough for different styles to be (in my opinion) not only allowable, but preferred.