System G!



  • Hahahaha, awesome

    Check the features list - my favourite bit is the screenshot. I really do hope they start licencing this out, I'd love to see some more apps that look like shit

     

     

    mod: linkified link –TheSticksToTheShadowsMod



  • What we have here is the Wooden Table operating system. All UI elements are textured with a scanned image of a printed PDF from a cell phone camera picture of a wooden table.



  • I guess the natural skin is their way of supporting Go Green initiatives.



  • Cue the "photo of a screenshot on a wooden table" jokes.

    Someone over there seems to love wood...

    Not to mention a gem like this: "It offers many advantages over the inflexible and outdated Microsoft interface:"



  • Let me introduce you to the A tag: http://www.gammadyne.com/systemg.htm

    Too bad we don't have something like a mod who could linkify posts like that... maybe a mod who sticks to the shadows so that they aren't visible all the time. Maybe like a... SticksToTheShadowsMod.



  • has been under development since 1995

    System‑G is not currently available for licensing. We are still considering our options.

    Maybe they'll license it before Duke Nukem sees the... oh wait!

    And yes, the other screenshots are as ugly as this ones using an old version of QT... lovely



  • @Rhywden said:

    Someone over there seems to love wood...

    [snickers....]



  • Whats scary to me is that this is the direction that a lot of iOS and OSX apps are headed (I have no idea if Android Apps are headed in the same direction). If your app is a diary .. then God damn it .. it should look like a physical diary, replete with faux leather finish on the covers.



  •  Have you looked at the software that they do sell? They charge $20 for sed!



  • @Rhywden said:

    Someone over there seems to love wood...

    They do say on their page: "This and many more skins are available on the "Skins" submenu of the Interface menu." I don't know whether that means all their skins look shit and this "wood" one causes the least retinal damage, or whether they have normal-looking skins but thought this one would be "kinda fun" to put up as the glowing example of their dodgy-looking GUI code.

    LATER: Uh-oh. I just looked at the screenshots of some of Gammadyne's [ahem] wonderful products: sadly, the correct answer is that ALL their skins look shit.



  • This is perfect.  It's just what I've been looking for to complete my new computer.

     

     Oh, wait . . . . .  never mind.

    @System G said:

    System‑G is a huge framework of reusable C++ code that has been under development since 1995.

    System‑G is not currently available for licensing. 
    We are still considering our options.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @System G said:

    System‑G is a huge framework of reusable C++ code that has been under development since 1995.

    System‑G is not currently available for licensing. 
    We are still considering our options.

    They're trying to come up with some marketing spin that turns having your apps look like shit into a competitive advantage.



  • @Cad Delworth said:

    LATER: Uh-oh. I just looked at the screenshots of some of Gammadyne's [ahem] wonderful products: sadly, the correct answer is that ALL their skins look shit.

    Wow, that's some real Mac OS 8 shit right there.





  • @nexekho said:

    WOW
    Extra props if it's just a wooden-table skinned GUI frontend to sed.



  •  @topspin said:

    @nexekho said:

    WOW
    Extra props if it's just a wooden-table skinned GUI frontend to sed.

    If you take a look at the Options screenshot, you will notice the Wildcards area. To me that means they don't even support regular expressions, making this MUCH less useful than sed.

    Although its similarly overcrowded with options, at least the  Bulk Rename Utility supports regex, for people that must have GUI tools. And its freeware.

     



  • I especially like the Random Word Generator (http://www.gammadyne.com/product_info.htm#rwg) and more the fact that there is a trial version with some 'features' disabled :)



  • @keigezellig said:

    I especially like the Random Word Generator and more the fact that there is a trial version with some 'features' disabled :)

    If you have a link, if no one else can help, and if you can find the a key, maybe you can use... The A-Tag.

    My favorite thing about that page are the various descriptions of increasing size. I guess they've been putting it on various shareware sites over the years with different description size limits.



  • Whoops, I wasn't paying attention.. Let's blame it on the Daylight Saving time switch, or just the Monday Morning blues, or both...



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  • @OzPeter said:

    Whats scary to me is that this is the direction that a lot of iOS and OSX apps are headed (I have no idea if Android Apps are headed in the same direction). If your app is a diary .. then God damn it .. it should look like a physical diary, replete with faux leather finish on the covers.

    Try a software synth, which is, you guessed it, a computer programme that behaves like a music synthesiser. A number of these (quite a few, actually) emulate the classical synthesisers of yesteryear.

     These  old synths would typically have a whole lot of knobs to control various aspects of the oscillators and filters, because (a) they're very tactile and (b) they don't take up a lot of space compared to sliders. And these software emulators would try to faithfully reproduce everything, including the knobs and the wooden 'cheecks' (sides) of the old synth.

     Ever tried to turn a virtual knob using a mouse? It's not the easiest thing in the world, along the lines that it's not the easiest thing in the world to drive a Formula 1 racing car. Blindfolded.

     But the latest fad is to run your software synths on a iPad, and all of a sudden they've become easy to use – not in the least because of the absence of virtual knobs.


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