View Poll Results: Rate XP appaearnce

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  • All those pretty colours make me want to dance and sing

    9 29.03%
  • Doesnt bother me

    8 25.81%
  • Slightly vomit inducing

    2 6.45%
  • i believe it was developed by a colour blind, cartoon- network addicted 4 year old

    2 6.45%
  • i belive the colour scheme came straight from a bad LSD trip

    4 12.90%
  • i do not and will not use XP, i value my eyesight

    6 19.35%

Xp - what do you think

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    Hamster without a wheel iain's Avatar
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    Xp - what do you think

    XP has adopted a fairly unique appaearnace, what do you think of it?
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    I got tired of the XP theme and switched back to the classic Windows look.

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    XP's styles aren't bad, but I personally run StyleXP, and I use a custom skin.
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    It's nice and I like it...
    It doesn't hurt the eyes...
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    XP is ok, but w/ everything turned on, it's a bit resource hungry. Just like X w/ Linux.

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    I never saw the need to use XP. It's just 2K with fancy, superfluent colors and shapes. Child's play. I'll directly switch to 2003 when the client comes out.
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    >>I got tired of the XP theme and switched back to the classic Windows look.

    I did the same, but only after the themes werent working well with PhotoShop.

    After a while you just get used to the classic theme again...
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    Nice appearance, cant believe it hurts peoples eyes.

    Nice and stable too.

    What more can you ask for?
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    I'm sorry, but I really hate it when people judge XP by it's looks. THE LOOKS CAN BE CHANGED!

    I use XP for it's extreme stability, and all around general goodness. A few years ago 2000 was really not a very good option, few game developers made things for it, but now since XP is based on 2000, a lot of stuff is 'backwards compatible'. 2000 with service pack 3 is probably a better choice now for a lot of people that need more flexibilty from their OS than XP, which is of course a more consumer based product than bussiness based.

    At any rate, on the visual side of things I use styleXP with the Mac OSX theme. It's a good mix between full out XP style, and classic style. Still uses shades of grey, but better looking

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    I think the default style is quite ugly. It is a good deal more stable than previous Windows systems though (2000, 98, etc). Still, I prefer IRIX or Linux.
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    i would DIE without the recover thing.....that's why i use XP....i use styleXP with GONDOR.. it's looks preety good! + XP is VERY stable...crached only a couple times on me, but it was my fault so i'm not complaining!
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    I like it, but I'm using the silver one instead of the default blue.

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    As with several others, I have it switched to Windows Classic and most of the special effects turned off.

    I have been disappointed by the stability of XP, I seem to have more OS related problems with the XP box I'm typing on now, than the '95 box that is sitting beside it. I don't understand why, my NT4 boxes just run and run.
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    Originally posted by Commander
    i would DIE without the recover thing.....that's why i use XP....i use styleXP with GONDOR.. it's looks preety good! + XP is VERY stable...crached only a couple times on me, but it was my fault so i'm not complaining!
    Recovery takes space on your system. Alternatively, you could always use Norton Ghost for backup.

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    I like the silver style of XP. But I am also disappointed with the stability. It constantly freezes. It comes back again after between 2 and 30 seconds of being frozen but when really bad it can freeze 2 or 3 times just whilst trying to open IE.

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