incrediBILL - 11:41 pm on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
Who said that's a bad thing?
All the latest and greatest GUI simply requires more and more horsepower to the point you need to upgrade your hardware in order to run the stuff, most of which is mere CPU time-wasting fluff.
Nothing that's actually useful or needed has really changed since Windows 3.0 for the most part and it ran smoothly on a 386. Besides, the new overhyped Windows "snap" feature was in Win 3.x on a menu called TILE. You could tile your open apps vertically or horizontally to fill the screen. Big whoop and >SNAP!< on that!
I do find some of the Open Source stuff on Linux with the old-style menus like Open Office looking a bit dated but I'm finding it works well and I'm not missing the new graphics menus at all.