Are some of the icons stolen assets?

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i-love-windows7
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Are some of the icons stolen assets?

Post by i-love-windows7 »

some of them seem identical (though i dont know for sure) to their windows 7 equivalents. I'm not trying to accuse you of anything, I really love this project. But it is a bit risky to use assets that are not creative commons or public domain, I really hope they aren't stolen as you can get in trouble with microsoft
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Post by Roy »

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Yes, you are right that some of the current icons are indeed from the original Windows 7 icon pack. These include:
  1. The "Computer" icon on the desktop (also used in File Manager)
  2. The "Notepad" icon
  3. The "Calculator" icon
  4. The "Graphics" Start menu category icon
And yes, I totally agree we need replacements for these icons, to avoid any future legal issues.

I did search, but had trouble finding suitable icons, that are in the same/similar enough style as Windows 7.

Please do let me know if you (or anybody) have any suggestions and I will replace them for the final version 1.0.

P.S. Thank you so much for the kind words and your concerns, I appreciate it.

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Post by beagroves »

Hello Roy!

Firstly, I like Kumander... a nice piece of work that really 'flies', and would be very good for any person migrating away from the unsupported Windows 7.

As to the icon issue, https://www.xfce-look.org has numerous potential themes which could make a close substitute for the Windows styles currently used. Personally I like Vamox, but YMMD :-)
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Post by Roy »

Hello there, Beagroves!

Thank you for the kind words, and the suggestion for using Vamox icons.

I checked them out and I think they are pretty chill and mellow. Nice, I will consider them. :)

Thanks again!
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