Windows version with best icon/graphic style,whats your opinion?

Which Windows version has the best icon/graphic style in your opinion?

  • Windows 3.1

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Windows 95

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Windows 98/ME

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • Windows 2000

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Windows XP

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • Windows Vista

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • Windows 7

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters


An Awesome Dude
My favourite is 98se,nice and small and neat and I like the 16-color Windows Classic style.

I wonder how many people agree with me :)


Killer of all evil
I guess there's no doubt about the icons,graphics if we are objective we would all say VISTA ,but i like Windows 2000,although i voted VISTA.


Abusus non tollit usum
98 no question. Neat, functional and not too intrusive. I have XP setup in 'Classic' mode so the icons and menu's all look like 98.

I just don't get on with the cartoony, fuzzy app heavy user interfaces like the default in Vista. Don't see the point, all it does is hog extra system resources and doesn't make using or browsing the PC any faster or easier. A good UI should always be about efficiency and utility rather than eye candy.


New member
I'm using the default Vista theme.. I don't really have a problem with it, and I really like the 3D accelerated effects of Aero.. As long as you have a decent system with components from the past couple of years it's not really going to noticeably impact your performance.

I liked 98se vs earlier versions as it has a more smooth feel to some of the animations and some of the icons were a little touched up. XP in classic is also great, but I haven't really touched much of the default Vista stuff.. I do hate the cartoony default XP theme but Vista is a little better. I don't know if different versions have different defaults though, but I'm using x64 Ultimate and all is well. The animations are smooth and the transparent effect is nice too. No real hit to my performance. All I've done is change the start menu look back to the more classic one with small icons, and disabled personal settings, and annoying taskbar shit like hiding icons.