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XP Themes / GSM VS

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Artist's Note

Made for the GSM suite, which will be uploaded over the next day or two. The whole suite's available there.

This was based on a mockup by split, so credits go to him for the initial conception.

It's all open source, so abuse it, so long as proper credits are given.

Licensing: the artist has specified that ports and mods are allowed.

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Comments (27)

nitzua says:

wicky wicky...bad ass

Wed, Mar 14th at 12:24am (10 years ago)
fate0000 says:


Wed, Mar 14th at 12:24am (10 years ago)

Well that's just super.

Wed, Mar 14th at 12:28am (10 years ago)
tehl3x says:

best VS in ages, thanks.

Wed, Mar 14th at 12:34am (10 years ago)
Enceladus says:

Smooth as butter.

Wed, Mar 14th at 12:46am (10 years ago)
Damzk says:

Loved since the mockup!

Wed, Mar 14th at 01:10am (10 years ago)
scooby says:


Wed, Mar 14th at 01:17am (10 years ago)
aakio says:

The whites are so cool! Great work!

Wed, Mar 14th at 03:42am (10 years ago)

love # three

Wed, Mar 14th at 04:01am (10 years ago)
heylove says:

Fantastic work!

Wed, Mar 14th at 06:11am (10 years ago)
aMADme says:


Wed, Mar 14th at 06:38am (10 years ago)
R I P says:

[100] :)

Wed, Mar 14th at 07:24am (10 years ago)
Nylons says:

Lookin' good !

Wed, Mar 14th at 08:17am (10 years ago)
puer says:

Looks excellent. White version especially looks nice.

Wed, Mar 14th at 08:46am (10 years ago)
Quanoo says:

Well done :)

Wed, Mar 14th at 11:08am (10 years ago)
split says:

easily the best part of the suite. fantastic job on this, and thanks for the credz. :)

Thu, Mar 15th at 04:06pm (10 years ago)
cthu1hu says:

That is secksy

Fri, Mar 16th at 01:45am (10 years ago)


Fri, Mar 16th at 07:38am (10 years ago)

pure genius!!!!

Wed, Mar 21st at 11:46pm (10 years ago)
jw62 says:

Not only this one, but all these flat, minimal fads are just silly. Can they please be made just a little more harder to read?

Thu, May 17th at 08:08pm (10 years ago)
jw62 says:

And this skin seems to be a good enough place to start as any. Just what is wrong with XP's default styles anyway? Is it because MS made them? Thats a lame excuse. All three are easy to read. What good is a style that makes a plethora of things hard to read? This seems to be what you clowns are striving for--something that is next to impossible to read, yet might look cool in the eyes of your friends who are as ignorant as you. You can have your ultimate styles. I would suggest one thing: have no text at all with paper thin title bars and you all might be happy once and for all.

Fri, Jun 22nd at 09:56pm (10 years ago)

The problem with MS VSes is that they are aesthetically lacking, and the "licensed" VSes available from the MS site are mostly fanboy crap. The minimal look has been around for a decade; I don't think it's a fad anymore. The concept was originally to create a thin gui that used few resources; the idea now is just to look different from the MS "fuzzy fruit candy" originals. I agree that his theme does shoot itself in the usability foot by sucking most of the contrast out of the interface. But to each her own. If all you do is stare at your screen and use the desktop as a giant energy sucking picture frame, I guess usability isn't an issue. I quite like some minimal VSes, just not this one.

Sat, Aug 18th at 05:12pm (10 years ago)
jw62 says:

The default VS's are simple. They are easy to read. They get the job done. They are FREE. They will not trash your mojo like some VS's that require you to accept second, third, and fourth party adware crap. If your desktop is used the way it was meant to be used you will not have time, space, or interest in what is buzzing underneath your applications, unless you just sit and stare at an empty OS all day long in hopes of being wowed.

Sun, Sep 9th at 12:06am (10 years ago)
wafelonia says:

guys... i know how to use everything in this site except one thing...

what does "vs" mean?!?!!?

Mon, Oct 5th at 10:46am (8 years ago)
Envy622 says:

im pretty sur that "VS" means Visual Style

Fri, Oct 16th at 05:48pm (8 years ago)

Is it just me or this VS crops titles longer than 9 characters?

Fri, Dec 18th at 09:06pm (8 years ago)

hey there - i registered on this site because your stuff looked so good. i've got a bit of a noob problem, if anyone could help that would be awesome, i want to use these dope skins!

link to my little problem:

Mon, Feb 7th at 04:11am (6 years ago)

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