Re: Exciting GNOME?

On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 08:30 +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Link Dupont">
> > Not sure why we feel the need to have such a theme as a default though;
> > the only reason I can see is to compete with OS X (lets face it, we've got
> > Windows XP Luna beat, even with themes like Crux o_O).  Do we want to
> > advertise GNOME as a flashy eye-candy based Desktop? I always liked
> > GNOME's clean, basic, simple interface; it was never cluttered with
> > bouncing icons and flashing lights. That always appealed to me. Is the
> > motivation for a flashy new theme to effectively gain more "market" share?
> Do you think of OS X's look'n'feel as flashy eye-candy? I don't. :-) It is
> very clean, very fresh, minimal in most cases (and becoming less funky with
> every OS X release). It might appear to be flashy because it's so different.

Well, the original OS X look was very, very ribbed.  It looked snazzy in
same way that gradients first looked cool when people first starting
them in themes.  But it sort of got on your nerves after a while.

Subsequent versions of OS X have toned down the ribbing, and it's a
improvement.  Apple made a mistake and they fixed it.  Let's learn from
that and just avoid the mistake altogether.


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