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XP look-alike interface?

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:54 pm
by gnu_rocky
Yo:

Alot of people these days use Windows XP. Either because they have to or they are ignorant about Linux. I was thinking if we could get somebody to come up with a "luna" XP GUI skin for ReactOS so as to "keep with the times". I personally couldn't care less if I had such a look and feel to ReactOS. But others who are new to this revolutionary idea of a Windows wannabe might think it a great idea. :) Hopefully, we don't get a letter from Redmond requesting us to shut down or anything. Just some food for thought.

Matthew Nawrocki
gnu_rocky

Re: XP look-alike interface?

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:24 am
by counting_pine
gnu_rocky wrote:Alot of people these days use Windows XP. Either because they have to or they are ignorant about Linux.
Or, because they prefer it to Linux.

I'd vote, if there was an "eventually" option, but I prefer the Windows 2000 look.

Re: XP look-alike interface?

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:09 am
by TiKu
counting_pine wrote:
gnu_rocky wrote:Alot of people these days use Windows XP. Either because they have to or they are ignorant about Linux.
Or, because they prefer it to Linux.
Hehe, I just wanted to write the same.
I like Luna, so I voted "Yes".

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:13 am
by GreyGhost
Eventually here to (keeping the classic look alive)
Used to the old look .. I relly am...And like half the peoplke still use the old look wins.. that will make migration easirer ... (I think... Ishouldnt think too much...) ..... :lol:

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:42 pm
by StringCheesian
Themeability is good.

The Windows 9x/2000 theme may be very old looking, but it could be worse: at least it doesn't look like Windows 3.1

Ha Ha

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:18 am
by gnu_rocky
StringCheesian wrote:Themeability is good.

The Windows 9x/2000 theme may be very old looking, but it could be worse: at least it doesn't look like Windows 3.1
Ha Ha! Good one! I sorta agree w/ you.

Hmm this might be flame bait

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:07 am
by oiaohm
I voted no.

Reason not that I like the current form.

Reason why should we set our sites so low. If we are going to cause processor overload. Lets do it well. Go Vistia style. Fully vector based graphics. Zoomable windows... Basic the full hog and then some.

Add some of our own features to improve the system as well.

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:12 pm
by forart
SharpE instead.

Check their forum here

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:25 pm
by counting_pine
Patchworks wrote:SharpE instead.

Check their forum here
Just wait until ReactOS supports SharpE, then you can download and install it yourself.

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:10 pm
by Grahamtse
I believe it would be good to have both 2000/XP style as MS also keep 2000-like interface for old user. It stated that the 2000-like interface still having its own value. Personally, I don't have preference on what kind of interface, but it would be better to have 2000/XP style for the dummy users.

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:34 pm
by cmoibenlepro
SharpE sux. :evil:

Use it if you want, but I don't want it to be default... I hate it!
The default one should be the actual one, and if someone want to use anyone else he should install it himself (or use an eventual distro).

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:11 am
by dark
Keep it 2000, all future windows gui's seem to be based on it, why would you make it xp like when vista is about to come around (and so on with every version after that) They're all based on the same window and startbar functions. (maximize, minimize, close, start)

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:08 pm
by gnu_rocky
dark wrote:Keep it 2000, all future windows gui's seem to be based on it, why would you make it xp like when vista is about to come around (and so on with every version after that) They're all based on the same window and startbar functions. (maximize, minimize, close, start)
Good point dark! I shoulda thought of that. But, let us be mindful that this OS shouldn't, "mess with success" by trying to make a bloated interface. I am more concerned with stability, features, and enough ease of use to make it worthwhile. :mrgreen: I know I sound like a hipocrite by suggesting we stick with our current GUI when I stated earlier to use a more modern "Luna" style GUI.

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:07 am
by forart
cmoibenlepro wrote:SharpE sux. :evil:

Use it if you want, but I don't want it to be default... I hate it!
Please motivate you hate, or yours are just *personal* opinions.

Anyway i don't be strictly "roped" to SharpE.
My idea is to involve a standalone-project shell, so if you know another one, please signals it to us all.

(check my 'shell' list here)

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:40 pm
by cmoibenlepro
My idea is to involve a standalone-project shell, so if you know another one, please signals it to us all.
I don't have one to signal, because I don't WANT one. :wink: