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What is Steve Ballmer's favorite color?

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    Michael Griffiths

    What is Steve Ballmer's favorite color?

    Just out of curiousity Smiley

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    Cider

    The colour of money.

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    Sabot

    Michael Griffiths wrote:
    What is Steve Ballmer's favorite color?

    Just out of curiousity Smiley


    Next we'll be asking what star-sign he is?

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    Pimp Daddy

    Sabot wrote:
    Michael Griffiths wrote:What is Steve Ballmer's favorite color?

    Just out of curiousity Smiley


    Next we'll be asking what star-sign he is?


    Well, now you mention it......

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    Michael Griffiths

    I've noticed a general trend towards more "subdued" and darker colors in Windows. Black, dark purple, etc are heavily prominent in the beta versions of Windows Vista. Black also debutes in Windows Server 2003.

    I'm curious as to why.

    One of the more arcane - and certainly absurd - ideas is that Steve B. prefers those colors, and doesn't like the "Fisher Price" colors that Bill Gates does.

    More probably, it is simply that people respond to the darker colors, particularly in a "professional" or corporate vein.

    Cider wrote:
    The colour of money.


    Very true! I agree. Smiley

    That settles that, I suppose...

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    sbc

    Cider wrote:
    The colour of money.

    Green then.

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    Cider

    sbc wrote:
    Cider wrote: The colour of money.

    Green then.


    Well, if its a different colour elsewhere in world he'll like that too.

    He likes money from everywhere, except Nebraska...

    http://www.energyradio.fm/content/ballmer.asx

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    Andre Da Costa

    Michael Griffiths wrote:
    I've noticed a general trend towards more "subdued" and darker colors in Windows. Black, dark purple, etc are heavily prominent in the beta versions of Windows Vista. Black also debutes in Windows Server 2003.

    I'm curious as to why.

    One of the more arcane - and certainly absurd - ideas is that Steve B. prefers those colors, and doesn't like the "Fisher Price" colors that Bill Gates does.

    More probably, it is simply that people respond to the darker colors, particularly in a "professional" or corporate vein.

    Cider wrote: The colour of money.


    Very true! I agree. Smiley

    That settles that, I suppose...


    I don't know where you got that about Purple being used a lot in Vista, its only used in the Search Window toolbar and properties bar. Other colours used include dark green, red, blue and orange and its still beta, lots more changes to come.

    I personally do not like the black splash screen they started using with XP. The Windows Team should bring back the Windows NT Style splash, although thats just the log screen since NT's actually boot screen is the ugly blue part.

    As for Server 2003, black is only used with the Splash screen and the Enterprise Edition product box. Grey is a more prominent colour in that edition of the product to really express its targetted audience which is Enterprise/business environments.

    As for SteveB and colour, I suspect either Blue or Red.

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    Andre Da Costa wrote:
    Michael Griffiths wrote: I've noticed a general trend towards more "subdued" and darker colors in Windows. Black, dark purple, etc are heavily prominent in the beta versions of Windows Vista. Black also debutes in Windows Server 2003.

    I'm curious as to why.

    One of the more arcane - and certainly absurd - ideas is that Steve B. prefers those colors, and doesn't like the "Fisher Price" colors that Bill Gates does.

    More probably, it is simply that people respond to the darker colors, particularly in a "professional" or corporate vein.

    Cider wrote: The colour of money.


    Very true! I agree. Smiley

    That settles that, I suppose...


    I don't know where you got that about Purple being used a lot in Vista, its only used in the Search Window toolbar and properties bar. Other colours used include dark green, red, blue and orange and its still beta, lots more changes to come.

    I personally do not like the black splash screen they started using with XP. The Windows Team should bring back the Windows NT Style splash, although thats just the log screen since NT's actually boot screen is the ugly blue part.

    As for Server 2003, black is only used with the Splash screen and the Enterprise Edition product box. Grey is a more prominent colour in that edition of the product to really express its targetted audience which is Enterprise/business environments.

    As for SteveB and colour, I suspect either Blue or Red.



    Blue is over used in UIs. Look at MacOS X aqua theme.. Everything is blue.. The default theme for Windows XP, has a bunch of blue (taskbar, title bars, start menu, etc). I'm tired of blue!! Lets see more vibrant colors!

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    Andre Da Costa

    Xaero_Vincent wrote:
    Andre Da Costa wrote:
    Michael Griffiths wrote: I've noticed a general trend towards more "subdued" and darker colors in Windows. Black, dark purple, etc are heavily prominent in the beta versions of Windows Vista. Black also debutes in Windows Server 2003.

    I'm curious as to why.

    One of the more arcane - and certainly absurd - ideas is that Steve B. prefers those colors, and doesn't like the "Fisher Price" colors that Bill Gates does.

    More probably, it is simply that people respond to the darker colors, particularly in a "professional" or corporate vein.

    Cider wrote: The colour of money.


    Very true! I agree. Smiley

    That settles that, I suppose...


    I don't know where you got that about Purple being used a lot in Vista, its only used in the Search Window toolbar and properties bar. Other colours used include dark green, red, blue and orange and its still beta, lots more changes to come.

    I personally do not like the black splash screen they started using with XP. The Windows Team should bring back the Windows NT Style splash, although thats just the log screen since NT's actually boot screen is the ugly blue part.

    As for Server 2003, black is only used with the Splash screen and the Enterprise Edition product box. Grey is a more prominent colour in that edition of the product to really express its targetted audience which is Enterprise/business environments.

    As for SteveB and colour, I suspect either Blue or Red.



    Blue is over used in UIs. Look at MacOS X aqua theme.. Everything is blue.. The default theme for Windows XP, has a bunch of blue (taskbar, title bars, start menu, etc). I'm tired of blue!! Lets see more vibrant colors!


    You can change the theme from in Desktop Properties Appearance Tab and choose a different theme such as Silver or Olive.

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    Heywood_J

    Michael Griffiths wrote:
    What is Steve Ballmer's favorite color?
    What color are DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS

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    dotnetjunkie

    sbc wrote:
    Cider wrote: The colour of money.

    Green then.

    Ah, that's why the default background wallpaper in Windows always has so much green in it Big Smile

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    TommyCarlier

    Most of the time, his face is red. So I think red might be his favo(u)rite colo(u)r.

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    jamie

    BLACK








    ie....not in the RED

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    NeoTOM

    Michael Griffiths wrote:
    What is Steve Ballmer's favorite color?

    Just out of curiousity Smiley


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    erik_

    The color scheme of windows or any other product is probaly based on research about what is good for your eyes when you look long at it and what most people like, and other stuff.

    So the product hits the market. If research tells you that your product will sell 50 times better if it is pink, what color are you gonna make it then? black and make no or less money or make it pink and maby dislike the color yourself, but sell a lot...

    Steve may like the color red very much, and can probaly make windows completly red. But if 80% of the world likes a blue theme then it would be damn stupid to make a red theme.

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