Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Aesthetic opinion is just that, an opinion.
To each their own I guess. For me I like having good appearances on my desktop, I like to keep things colorful mostly. I use a dock with auto-hide for my favorite and most used applications, gnomenu with the favorites tab with all those same applications plus the ones I use a lot, but not quite as often, and I got rid of the bottom panel. I liked the two panels at first, but I realized I could make it more flashy, as functional, and more organized than two panels with my top panel just loaded with icons. I also had issues with icons moving and being out of place 1/3 of my boots. I don't like the alpha blur on anything but my terminal and gnomenu.
Why limit yourself when you could save a few quid and get your self a new one.
It just seems odd to stick with such outdated computers when the majority of smartphones now have equal or better specs.
I know it encourages this throw away culture but at the same time it helps speed up progression.
To the guy who said he still uses his 300MHZ pc, I bet that things huge, ugly, horribly unefficent and runs hotter than needed.
New PC's are better designed now. They're more efficient. When I used to have a Pentium 4/768MB computer it used to make a proper indent to the electricity bill leaving it on overnight torrenting or whatever. Now with my lovely new quad core/8GB of ram/now slightly aging graphics card it doesn't.
There's a reason people move onto newer, better things and thats because they ARE better.
Last edited by TyrantWave; August 27th, 2010 at 09:59 AM.
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If I wanted glamurous GUI, I would have opted for Windows 7 or Apple.
But I didn't, because I wanted minimalistic GUI.
I've got what I've got cos I got what I like, I do not need to justify my choice to anyone, and no-one else needs to justify their choice to me.
Why the need to put down some-one else's choices just to justify your own
Its whatever floats your boat / turns you on / rocks your canoe, so party on dude