Windows Vista UI - Blech

netdog

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Am I the only one who thinks that the Vista UI is not only incredibly ugly on a screen, but not very oriented toward being usable?

Their color choices seem downright bizarre, as if driven by a tastelss desire for crass flash rather than by any thought to usability.

Frankly it reminds me more of a cheap television commercial, with visual noise turned way up to capture attention, rather than as something designed to be a tool, or an environment in which to think and create and produce.
 

Subiklim

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Perhaps you're jaded? I think it looks quite nice. Not up to OS X standards, obviously, but for a windows OS it does a great job.

Do you have the beta or something? Because using it is a whole lot different from looking at pictures of it.
 

netdog

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Subiklim said:
Perhaps you're jaded? I think it looks quite nice. Not up to OS X standards, obviously, but for a windows OS it does a great job.

Do you have the beta or something? Because using it is a whole lot different from looking at pictures of it.
No, to be fair, I have only seen numerous screenshots from the betas, but in those it really seems awful. Noise and flash. Reminds me of a Kiss concert on bad desinger drugs
 

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I like that Microsoft has chosen to steer away from XP's PlaySkool-looking color scheme in favor of a more neutral black glass look with its Aero UI. I'm not sure exactly what sorts of new practical features will be brought to the table with Vista, however.
 

backupdrummer

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compared to XP - Improved slicker and cleaner
compared to OSX - It looks like a video game interface. This makes me laugh because it use to be said that windows looks like a busienss OS where as OSX looks like kiddy land. At least in my eyes things have changed.
 

netdog

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backupdrummer said:
compared to XP - Improved slicker and cleaner
compared to OSX - It looks like a video game interface. This makes me laugh because it use to be said that windows looks like a busienss OS where as OSX looks like kiddy land. At least in my eyes things have changed.
That captures it for me. A video game interface. Well said.
 

cyberdogl2

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I think it's a bit of a stretch to say Vista's UI is ugly. A lot of vista's elements certainly feel more inviting and welcoming. However, some other parts of the operating system, not many, are brash and threatning. Think of it as the welcoming/brashness of whether brush metal fits in os x