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    StyleXP vs. WindowBlinds?

    I've been toying around with the idea of trying out one of these "theme" programs. There appears to be 2 major players on the field; "StyleXP" and "WindowBlinds". Unfortunately, they aren't free! <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/rofl.gif>

    1) I'm interested in the Pros and Cons of each, etc....

    2) Are there other alternates of equal or better quality? price?

    3) IF it is even worth considering using any of these type of programs?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jeff
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    Re: StyleXP vs. WindowBlinds?

    Hi, 'Grim ~

    I am a fan of 'visual styles' moreso than the all encompassing 'themes'. I have been using StyleXP for couple of years and I it has served me very well. Thousands of visual styles are available <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> from ThemeXP and Deviant Art.

    Pros? Sure, I get personally get sick of looking at the blue/green/silver visual styles that are native to XP and when you have something staring you in the face all day, well, it sure as heck is nice to have something pleasant on the eye. Cons? Other than the little extra resources that are used if you use anything but Windows Classic whether it is Windows XP's visual styles or the aforementioned, none. WindowBlinds and StyleXP are the best XP skinners and own them both, but I have been so tickled with StyleXP that I haven't bothered to try anything but.

    Just my <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15>

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    Re: StyleXP vs. WindowBlinds?

    I am with Bruce. I have tried both and Style XP seems to work the best with Win XP. Have also read that Style XP works better with WinXP on the Internet in several forums. It seems that WindowBlinds has a higher CPU usage. But who knows. All I know is that I haven't had any of the problems with Style XP that I had with WindowBlinds.

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