Unfortunately benmanns, with the way it looks now or even how it looks in that NEON preview, nothing could ever make Windows 10 look good without Stardock fixing it, period.
That has been true of every OS they have released to date. The best were Vista and Win 7, appearance-wise, but the rest were pretty awful.
'95 and '98 were too bland and uninteresting to look at.
ME was a total failure in appearance and funtionality.
XP looked like a Fisher Price reject with those gaudy colours.
And Win 8/8.1 were both bloody awful appearance-wise, what with that 'flat' look on everything.
So yeah, Stardock certainly has been the saviour of discerning users who hate the default 'MS look'
Do not be as negative the whole time, just wait how the whole thing looks when it is finished.
That's the whole problem...when has microsoft "finished" anything.
Oh, they finish lots of things... just rather badly is all.
The same happend with 7, 8 and 10.
...every OS release, bar none....
Exactly!! Because MS does not listen to its customers and blindly forges ahead with whatever, whether users will like it or not. Sadly, there is no real competitor to challenge MS... just Apple with its piddling market share, and Linux, which still needs some maturing.
Having said that, however, Ubuntu, Mint and Robolinux are all quite usable these days and have come a long way in the last couple of years. Still, I would need to look at the latest versions to determine the best one to use, which at the monent I can't do because I'm reorganising/rearranging things in my man cave and my two main rigs are currently unplugged... and I don't really have the room on my HP 2-in-1 to do it properly. Yes, I could run them from a USB stick, but I'd rather do it on an internal SSD to get a fairer idea of how they'd perform in the conditions I'd prefer to use them.