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#1 +Quillz

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:21

While Aero Glass is very pretty and has some very obvious technical advantages, there's still just something about the Windows Classic UI that I really like. I've recently been forced to use a very old PC that has Win2k installed, and I noticed how consistent everything looked in 2k.

Dunno if it's just me... Anyone still prefer to use Windows Classic UI on Win7, despite the technical limitations the UI has? (No hardware acceleration, etc.)


#2 jimbo11883

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:25

Nope. No way. I can't stand the classic look anymore, it's just too bland and boxy.

#3 Slimy

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:26

Nope.

#4 +devHead

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:30

I think the classic UI in Windows 2000 is actually very clean and nice. But in Vista and especially 7, I like Aero better. One main reason for me is that it allows the GPU to handle drawing to the screen and leaves the CPU to handle other stuff. With Aero off, that functionality is returned to the CPU like in older versions of Windows.

#5 carmatic

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:40

well if im on a notebook, i'd like to be looking at the classic interface when im getting the battery level warning...

#6 Chester0

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:28

+No

#7 ilev

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:57

Very much YES. And the Taskbar over the Superbar

#8 bogas04

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 08:04

Classic look is not elegant , but still its more or less functionable . IMO Aero makes scrolling,creating and closing of windows faster

#9 -Himanshu-

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 08:08

Nope :no:

#10 Lee G.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 08:15

I think the classic UI in Windows 2000 is actually very clean and nice. But in Vista and especially 7, I like Aero better. One main reason for me is that it allows the GPU to handle drawing to the screen and leaves the CPU to handle other stuff. With Aero off, that functionality is returned to the CPU like in older versions of Windows.

Yeah, I agree with you. The classic UI on Windows 2000 is very nice and consistent, imo, unlike the classic UI in Vista and Windows 7. However, I prefer Aero for its looks, as well as the reason devHead stated.

#11 _dandy_

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 13:43

I've always preferred Windows Classic over anything else until 7 (I've never used Vista long enough to warrant any customization--mostly I use it for testing in VMs then blow it away).

However, on 7, the Classic theme implementation is just hideous--the big graphical buttons just aren't suited and look completely out of place.

#12 Fish

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 13:46

It's too grey, with too many sharp edges, but for speed and functionality it works well. I prefer Aero though.

#13 John Freeman

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 13:48

Untill XP I definitely preferred classic look as the blue luna theme was just hideous. But since Vista, no way. The way how its implemented in vista and 7 is just horrendous, and glass looks just luvly.

#14 MagicAndre1981

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 13:58

no, the classic look is horrible.

#15 +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:41

no. i think aero glass is just fine and fits more to win7.