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Does anyone still prefer the Windows Classic UI to Aero Glass?

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AndyMutz    44

yes, i prefer classic over any other design.

have always been using classic on xp and am still using it on vista now.

-andy-

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clotz2000    6

didn't mind it in 2k & XP but in 7 it's horrible and out of place, I would prefer the KDE look if they had it as an option in XP

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Sethos    270

Lawl, hell no - I have eyes in my skull and I'm not some senior citizen with some ingrown fear of change.

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Osirus23    1

Haven't used the classic UI since day 1 of installing Windows XP in 2002.

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Roger H.    773

Wow, classic? OMG! I'd hate to go back there. If someone told me that i had to use classic from now on my PC usage would drop dramatically. Even going back to Vista makes me feel uncomfortable.

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Yusuf M.    1,350

Nope. I moved on from it with Windows XP. Now, I can barely stand going back to Windows Vista's Aero UI. Windows 7's Aero UI is aesthetically pleasing and functional - two things the Classic UI wasn't.

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fhpuqrgrpgvirzhpujbj    46

I switch back and forth, I like them both.

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random_n    13

I would have used it in Vista, but Windows Explorer is a total abortion in Classic. Windows 7 has enough refinements to Aero to make it preferrable.

I use classic daily on my 2003 "workstation" at home, though. Sometimes I'll toss up the old Watercolor style. There's something wonderfully no-BS about those themes.

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ranasrule    68

no way....aero rocks

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Richard C.    286

If the class in Windows 7 and Vista was the same as it was in 2000 and XP (including classic login) I'd use it, but it doesn't it looks horrible

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SMELTN    142

I can't stand the normal classic look anymore. I have to use XP at work still and I hate it!!!

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intrinity1    6

The classic was good but there's a reason it's called classic. Aero make's it feel like you're working in an updated environment. I love Aero and can't imagine going back to classic.

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Geoffrey B.    1,414

Not really i am very happy with the Current Windows 7 UI however, i do wish there were an option to make it more Clear rather than colored.

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Rigby    1,324

Yes, very much. I don't need a flashy UI with girly sparkles and rainbows jumping out at me. It's a computer. The interface should remain in the background relatively unseen. Plus I think the classic UI is far more "aesthetically pleasing" than all that silly glass stuff.

That being said XP was the last version Classic looked right in. The new menus and other features in Vista and 7 look like crap in classic mode because they clearly weren't designed around it. Big blank areas, misaligned buttons, etc.

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Denis W.    723

Classic isn't horrible, but since post XP Classic looks like a total GUI abortion, especially when it's mixed with the Explorers of Vista and 7.

And for the last time, you can't "drop" Classic...

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prz    1

yes

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KeeperOfThePizza    49

I think the reason why people loved Classic so much was because it was more consistent(Native) in term of GUI.. Windows Vista/7 has some work when it comes to that.. A lot of things don't look right in Windows Vista and Seven.. Programs dont take advantage of Aero

Classic isn't horrible, but since post XP Classic looks like a total GUI abortion, especially when it's mixed with the Explorers of Vista and 7.

And for the last time, you can't "drop" Classic...

Yeah you cant "drop" Classic... or could you? o.O

Either way they could fine tune it. They could do it but don't want to.. There's no future in classic.

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thealexweb    195

Classic look is pretty good but I use Aero nearly all the time.

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Jen Smith    117

I couldn't use Classic on a daily basis myself. The only place I use it is on my Windows Server machines as there's no reason to be using that kind of overhead on a server. On the desktops.. no. Not a huge fan of glass, but the other visuals it provides is actually rather nice, very similar to what I do with Compiz or KWin on my BSD boxes. (I don't use the cube and such on Compiz.. pretty much mimics what Aero gives me in Windows. Microsoft got it just right there. Pretty without being ridiculous.)

I think the only two things I'd like to see Aero do that it can't yet is multiple desktops for those with a single display, thinking of Compiz Wall if you're familiar with that. (I prefer dual monitors myself but not everyone has it.) The other would be the ability to pin taskbar preview thumbnails to be always visible regardless of where the mouse is. For example, running Visual Studio fullscreen, with a preview version of Firefox running a video. Or another way to possible work that is "minimizing to a thumbnail", and it's always visible.

The last time I stuck with ye olde Classic theme on a desktop was back with Windows 2000 Pro. Haven't missed it.

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sanctified    1,219

Classic used to be my favorite on XP

Now I can say I'm getting used to Windows 7's Aero. It's just very well made.

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Kpssst    4

Not really i am very happy with the Current Windows 7 UI however, i do wish there were an option to make it more Clear rather than colored.

You can change the color of the Aero.

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boogerjones    86

I don't mind the classic UI, but I prefer Aero. What's interesting for me is that I couldn't stand the Vista UI, yet the Windows 7 UI is fine. I think it's probably that awful teal border they added in Vista (wtf were they thinking?), but I'm not sure.

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Arkaic    21

Nope, very happy with Windows 7 UI.

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Growled    3,880

I don't see any reason to use something that is old when something modern is better.

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sanctified    1,219

I don't see any reason to use something that is old when something modern is better.

Not everything modern is better (And I say this as a Windows 7 user)

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