Anyone else miss the aesthetic of late '90s operating systems?
Platinum (classic Mac OS theme) was so wonderfully clean and professional looking. It could be modernized fairly easily too I think.. it'd mainly involve dropping contrast a little to account for the sharpness of LCDs, since the theme was designed around the slight blur given by CRTs.
Windows Classic is as functional as it ever was but IMO it hasn't aged quite as well. It feels more comparable to the theme that Mac OS used prior to the transition to Platinum (pic related). It'd be considerably more difficult to adjust Windows Classic to work well on LCDs.
Windows Classic was pretty solid. Easy as fuck to design software around that looked consistent, easy as fuck to design a consistent icon set for. Very industrial and tool-like appearance. I wouldn't go totally back to it, but I hope the minimal aesthetic we're getting into now eventually becomes the same deal.
Never liked platinum, most of my OS 7-9 boxes are riced with kaleidoscope.
Other than the icon sets, they were quite minimal.
I do, I grew up with Mac system 7 and 8.
I've tried to recreate the look with Mint, pic related. I've come pretty close, but I think those feels are impossible to recreate.
There's a few good Platinum themes out there for GTK that you could use. If you want to make the fonts accurate, classic Mac OS used Charcoal for titlebars + global menubar text and Geneva for in-window and desktop icon text.
If you really want to push it to the limit, grab TopMenu (https://git.javispedro.com/cgit/topmenu-gtk.git/about/) for XFCE to get a classic Mac OS style global menubar.
I have a PowerMac G4 500MHz I bought for $2 from some guy at a storage unit. I run OS X 10.4.11 and OS 9.2.2 on it. I tried Debian but it was so slow it took over 4 hours to install and takes forever for apt to do anything.
Strangely enough it handles 4chan quite nicely under the last Camino version.
I like OS 9 more than I do 10.4 mainly because of the aesthetic. I don't use the computer for anything productive other than certain Mac games that I can't play on Windows but all in all best $2 I ever spent.
Not really. There's literally nothing good about it but it's nostalgic as fuck.
I have that copper extension too, its hot.
GEM master race. Go away with your MIPS shit.
That copper background is for plebs without an RTG.
I'm all abou that a e s t h e t i c famagusta
>People who hate on minimalism
>Being an elitist hipster douche
KDE 1 and 2 were good, 3 was ok
4 and 5 are garbage
the icons are fucking huge and krunner makes all the bugs they introduced worth it.
If something else can offer krunner and use the kde hotkey settings, kde would die really fast.
kde has never been about looking good
i plan on it
i'm making new arch AUR packages for it since nobody bothered to re-add them after the AUR was upgraded
it's a lot of packages though, and there's extremely little documentation on how to go about building each component of TDE
so far i have the base packages done, though not perfectly (TDE loads, but TWin doesn't start)
i hope at least someone else would be interested in seeing TDE in the AUR again
I always digged the aesthetics of QNX.
Sadly BB came, locked it up and the community died with it.
But i do use MATE desktop and since it's a fork of gnome2 i literally the the aesthetics of early 2000 operating systems
IceWM without a DE and the win95 theme could come close to replicating it.
you might be able to run kde4's krunner in it
it appears they're working towards making trinity portable to newer versions of Qt, owing to the existence of "tdeinterface", which acts as a bridge between tde and qt, which has a build option for specifying the qt version
it's not imposible (obviously), if you really like that feature then stick to plasma5
also perhaps log a feature request to the trinity project if you're otherwise interested in trinity
>tfw Haiku doesn't have enough hardware support or applications to replace Linux on my Thinkpad yet
It's close, but it's not there yet.
Wait, how can I get non-JS capcha? I'm sure I'd be able to post on 4chan from my Amiga 4000 at that point.
Ah... MagicWB. Their site is still online. Kind of a fun read, the author clearly has his head quite far up his own arse. Looks are okay though, but I prefer NewIcons.
Paying $20 to be able to post from an Amiga seems a bit excessive.
iBrowse is pretty much the "best" option, but it hasn't really been updated since 2006. SSL support is quite lacking, too.
Doesn't really matter anyway. If it was possible, it'd be cool, but otherwise... fuck it. I've got a PC on my desk if I want to do shitposting on /g/.
No, not really.
Maybe the aesthetic of '80s operating systems soured me on it.
TOS wasn't very good, but the Atari ST line was pretty successful, especially with musicians. It would have been interesting to see what would have developed if Atari hadn't given up the home computer market. If they were smart they would have done a merger with commodore or something. Maybe they could have survived together against Mac and Windows.
Don't miss it when you can have it
Just put my dual 450 g4 back in storage because I got tired of how much of my desk it took up with the giant 17" CRT studio display. Still a beast though.
For some reason the rage 128 can't run 1366meme for my shitty tv
CDE, I can give you my configs if you want to take the challenge of getting it compiled and working
I have it on my PC as we speak, in 2016 :^) Do I get a cookie?
>LE WRONG GENERATION FAEC XDDDD
Fuck you. The best part of living in the present is all the styles, technology, music, movies etc from the past are still here, just more accessible to you.
Go fucking make your computer look however the fuck you want and stop looking at everything with rose colored glasses you fucking faggot.
this is actually spot-on desu
today is really the best time to be alive if you're into computer history or really computing in general
home computing hasn't quite yet become dominated by appliances and gimped, locked-down hardware, and while it doesn't have as much personality as it did in the '80s or even the '90s, innovation still does occur, just not as often. and if you aren't into home shitboxes, there's plenty of surplus enterprise OEM workstations, servers, and other neat cost-no-object hardware you can score for next to nothing
because computers are such a new invention, we are in a position to enjoy pretty much the entire spectrum of computer history if we so please, there's plenty of old hardware out there, and because of the "old=useless" consumer culture that afflicts it, you can experience, enjoy and appreciate that stuff for next to nothing, and get all the advantages of having a fast modern network and almost limitless selections of abandonware provided you know where to look, maintained by people who actually know how to work the hardware and software
in other words, chill out lads and enjoy the revolution before it's all swept away by consumerism, paywalls and forgetfulness
Uploaded 'em here, tell me if you need anything else. Not sure if the colorschemes are on other systems as well.
Might have fixed it after they opened CDE up. Solaris CDE is definitely 4:3 by default, not really too knowledgeable enough about configuring X yet to see if I can get it to work.
Yes, because they were specifically designed to be as functional as possible. They did testing and made design choices solely based on how efficient they were. Modern UI design on the other hand is determined by some overpaid asshole's "artistic vision", and whatever the current fads are.
>there's no such thing since the interface is independent of the operating system
>Classic System, mostly 7, for the more minimal and functional appearance, but OS X is of course a very nice operating system
95. Still minimal enough to be not bloated, still functional enough to let you get shit done. 98 was basically identical.
CDE. Minimal as fuck, retro looking, small, gets out of your way.
System 9 was when Apple UI design hit its peak
I love these old things. I can never remember the name. It always makes me happy to see it when I use seamonkey. Aside from that I really don't.
The aesthetic is a consequence of practicality.
Grey is the best for UI features because it is neutral and contrasts the clearest against most content.
The mild psuedo-3d lines clearly outline what is a clickable button, what is a tab, what is a slider, etc.
You can't have the practicality without the aesthetic, beyond a certain point.
>yfw you tried to switch to SM but only 2 of your extensions work
Luckily the SM devs are not retarded like FF devs and integrated several features the addons provided but still
Qt4+ has a built in Win9x visual style you can choose in qtconfig for Qt4 and set as an environment variable for Qt5.
Most window managers have a Windows Classic alike titlebar theme.
I really can't stand the intuitiveness of most software nowadays. I get that you don't want to waste a lot of time explaining or thinking, and on phones it's usually a matter of space.
But putting the main menu behind some weird icon and having a menu bar right beside it just confuses me.
I'd rather go
> I want to do action x
> which is probably considered editing
> open edit menu
> it might be a filter
> open filter menu in edit menu
> there it is
Then again, nothing is going to safe you when they fuck up menus.
> having to relocate the settings menu in every software...
There was never a chance of that. C= and /|\ were mortal enemies, with the engineers and management going from one to the other in a kind of betrayal. Not to mention both had utterly incompetent management at the time.
I was an Atari kid, but I've got to hand it to the Amiga and its superior OS and spectacular custom chip setup. Atari had MIDI and Amiga had genlocks so they both had their niches but they died a disgraceful death, enemies to the last breath. Apple might have died with them too, but for Aldus and Photoshop.
Amiga still lives on as a shuffling zombie IP corpse and a string of shell companies trying to make money from a long-dead platform with a few dedicated stalwarts. Atari's just dead, with Infogrames having bought their old arcade games and nothing else.
There are still GEMDOS-like echoes of the VMS & CP/M legacy in parts of DOS and Windows, but it's a forgotten cul-de-sac.
Shit as it was, the commoditisation of the PC and its modularity and clonability were the ultimate winners.
You haven't been much on /g/, have you?
/g/ was sucking minimalism's cock before everyone else
whatever else /g/ starts to like will be the next big thing in the future; 100% guarantee
Try using the nightly builds, senpai. 4chan works except for webms, and you can download those and play them in the media player.
Pic related, this thread in Haiku.
>select all images with candy
I should see if I can torrent and watch Dagashi Kashi with this thing now.
MATE + compton is pretty nice
Though I've been thinking of switching to XFCE or KDE lately
This fag here again. Developers have been made aware of the webm problem so it looks like there will be a fix in the future.
Mutt and OfflineIMAP have been successfully ported. Expect them to show up in the repositories soon.
4chan settings including theme don't seem to store right, but if you set everything up properly and use the "export settings" button it can generate a link that re-enables all of them. Set that link up as a bookmark.
Why does nobody ever suggest fvwm95 again? Literally built from the ground up to look like Windows classic.
Can you recommend a cheap laptop for haiku? I can't get the nightlies to run on my old pos macbook pro