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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.)

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

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Nope.

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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.

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

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+No

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Very much YES. And the Taskbar over the Superbar

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

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Nope :no:

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[quote name='devHead' post='591900088' date='Nov 27 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.[/quote]
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.

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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.

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

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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.

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no, the classic look is horrible.

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

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Classic?? *shudders*

On XP, I have the Royale theme; then on Vista and 7, I leave the Aero theme on. So lovely to look at compared to Classic.

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[quote name='_dandy_' date='27 November 2009 - 08:43' timestamp='1259329410' post='591901048']
However, on 7, the Classic theme implementation is just hideous--the big graphical buttons just aren't suited and look completely out of place.
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With some quick and simple adjustments this can be fixed, for example, changing the taskbar buttons to a smaller size (16x16 pixel).

I have no use, want, or need for bloated GUIs. That being said, I still very much prefer the classic look, and I disable as many of the new features that I can. Although many may find them helpful I find them to get in the way and slow me down.

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[quote name='devHead' date='27 November 2009 - 06:30' timestamp='1259299811' post='591900088']
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.
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I agree with every single word you said.

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[b]YES.[/b]

Anything to get away from the foul gimmick that is Aero Glass, even if they've ruined it since XP.
Honestly, even [i]Windowblinds [/i]skins look nicer than Aero :rofl:

I use this in basic, looks the tits!
http://k-johnson.deviantart.com/art/Clearscreen-Sharp-for-Windows7-141360821

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they should drop windows classic, it is horrid and out of date

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Yeo love classic on Windows XP. I have it on my pc at work, its minimal and does the job. I dont need anything more fancy to be honest.

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No.

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There's only one thing I like about classic.. It seems somewhat snappier than Aero.

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Aero rules in Windows 7 and Classic rules in windows 2000 and XP. Classic in Windows 7 just sucks!

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[quote name='devHead' date='26 November 2009 - 22:30' timestamp='1259299811' post='591900088']
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.
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Yup. I agree. Aero > Vista/7 "Classic". Windows XP Classic > Vista/7 "Classic". Its obvious that they didn't put much work into the Vista/7 Classic themes.

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