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Old 08-22-2006, 03:47 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Ok, I just found another link, although it doesn't look that good, you might think otherwise.

http://www.download.com/Glass-Window...ml?tag=tab_pub
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Old 08-22-2006, 03:55 PM   #22 (permalink)
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and what about this one?

http://chimetv.com/tv/products/glass2k/Glass2k.exe

here's a screenshot:

http://www.chimetv.com/tv/products/g.../glass2kss.jpg
(you might want to zoom in to the screen shot)
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 08-22-2006, 03:57 PM   #23 (permalink)
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found another one.


http://www.xptheme.info/
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:26 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Okay the first one. Just give you the Vista look. It doesnt give you the Glass...
The 2nd one only makes the whole window transparent. Which there are other apps out there that do it but that isnt truly what Vista Glass is about. Only the Border of the windows are transparent not the whole thing.
Same goes for the 3rd one. It is just the Vista look, it doesnt have glass.
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:15 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Yeah, I just tried out the second one and it actually isn't that bad. I actually like it. Except you have to specify every window that you want to be transparent unless you make explorer.exe which will make all the main windows (my computer, recycle bin, my documents, etc.) transparent.
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:22 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I didn't really get a good look at the last one. The picture is soooo tiny I couldn't really even tell if it was glass! Has anyone tried it?
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:31 AM   #27 (permalink)
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i installed a theme with aero glass that was supposed to be just like vista, with as few process & apps running except for firefox resource ususage was off the charts high and sluggish, like i was running counterstrike in the background or something and i don't have dual core, about 450mb ram usage at idle.

if you demand fast performance, based on my experience with that theme, you'll want 2 gigs, dual core, and a good video card if you use vista.
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:21 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I run Vista with a P4 3.6 and 2GB of RAM. Not a Dual Core and it runs just fine with me.

The issue you are having is the RAM. they suggest at least 512MB but 1GB is prefered.
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Old 08-24-2006, 06:58 PM   #29 (permalink)
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i have a gig but maybe we are running different themes, it ran like crap though
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I run the Aero Theme. With Glass. It was a bit sluggish but nothing like Beta 1 build that i tried.
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