Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Sun 13th Jul 2008 17:26 UTC, submitted by ZephyrCat
Fedora Core For many, their first experience with Fedora leaves them in awe of the incredible artwork. This is an important part of Fedora's reputation, so if you're a fan of Fedora art, you should definitely check out what the art team has come up with.
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by VistaUser on Sun 13th Jul 2008 17:40 UTC
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I can't believe the person missed out (or did not like) Gears:

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Icons are what annoy me usually
by sj87 on Sun 13th Jul 2008 18:37 UTC
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One thing I've missed in Ubuntu is a set of icons sharing a unified style. It's really crappy when some icons have padding/empty space more than the others or when a bunch of icons are glossy/"modern" whilst others look like unchanged since 1999.

Dunno how the things are in Fedora, there's only some wallpapers behind the link.

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v Editors, pay attention!
by dniesen2 on Sun 13th Jul 2008 19:19 UTC
RE: Editors, pay attention!
by spikeb on Sun 13th Jul 2008 19:34 UTC in reply to "Editors, pay attention!"
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you're right, it isn't - it's an ungraded paper on a free website.

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RE: Editors, pay attention!
by ruel24 on Mon 14th Jul 2008 02:03 UTC in reply to "Editors, pay attention!"
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Are you the grammar nazi here?

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RE[2]: Editors, pay attention!
by Googol on Mon 14th Jul 2008 07:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Editors, pay attention!"
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It's got nothing to do with grammar, at least get that right when poking people with your Nazi-bat.

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RE: Editors, pay attention!
by BallmerKnowsBest on Mon 14th Jul 2008 19:15 UTC in reply to "Editors, pay attention!"
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It is you're (as in you are) not your. This isn't an 8th grade paper here.

I'm thinking that you'll probably want to avoid Moulineuf's posts.

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erm well
by hyperdaz on Sun 13th Jul 2008 19:55 UTC
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hopefully someone will have a bit more taste and not accept any of these...

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by vvsiz on Sun 13th Jul 2008 21:25 UTC
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What a horrible, horrible set of themes. My eyes hurt just looking at them.

I *really* wish they won't be accepted.

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by happycamper on Sun 13th Jul 2008 21:54 UTC
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To be honest, Fedora's artwork annoys me,but I did like Fedora 7 artwork.

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by aperh on Sun 13th Jul 2008 23:26 UTC
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the Fedora developers couldn't possibly accept any of these concepts. Hooking up a robotic hand holding a pencil to a stereo through an interface that turns music into robotic hand movements and playing Scandinavian death metal would yield better art. The only one even worth looking at (and it is actually pretty good) is the following:

Too bad the original article doesn't even feature this one, in fact it seems to focus on the worst ones in that list.

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Ubuntu != beautiful
by cmost on Mon 14th Jul 2008 00:08 UTC
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Fedora always puts tegether a gorgeous and consistent theme for each release. I especially love the Solar system theme proposed here. I can't, however, believe some people here are even mentioning Ubuntu when talking about artful theming in a Linux distribution. Forgive me for the imminent flame war but Ubuntu is ugly. Sorry fanboys, but it is. Furthermore, it hasn't changed much since its inaugural release. Oh wait, it did create the Ubuntulooks engine which it quickly set to orange and brown, just like the inaugural release, and left it in place for every release since. Wow, how innovating. When Edgy was set to debut, an entirely new theme was designed. We all waited with bated breath hoping against hope that the days of splattered pumpkin were such luck. At the last minute it was "decided" that the same old human theme would remain. Then 7.04 and 7.10 came and went with no change to the default theme. Whatever happend to that new theme? Then again, our hopes were raised when it was announced that Ubuntu 8.04 LTS would sport a new theme..finally. Then, as before, it was decided at the last minute to retain the human theme yet again (so as not to confuse Enterprise users or some such ridiculous reasoning.) What's wrong with the Ubuntu developers? Obviously someone over there has a love affair with garish color schemes. I know Ubuntu has sort of created a calling card for itself by sticking with this horrid default theme as opposed to more soothing colors (flying in the face of years of usability studies conducted by Apple and others) but at some point things must change. At the very least, give us a couple of choices with a default installation!! We now have such fantastic innovations as Gnome compositing, Avant Window navigator, dynamic wallpapers, and pages upon pages of gorgeous GTK themes and icon themes courtesy of the always innovating Linux user base (see for many examples.) I hope a change of guard occurs before too long and someone with some marketing sense as well as a sense of aesthetics is installed as an influential Ubuntu developer.

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RE: Ubuntu != beautiful
by saucerful on Mon 14th Jul 2008 00:26 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu != beautiful"
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Please stop using words like innovation when talking about themes. Themes can be creative or pretty, but not innovative.

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RE[2]: Ubuntu != beautiful
by TLZ_ on Mon 14th Jul 2008 13:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Ubuntu != beautiful"
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Themes and most visual expressions can be innovative.
(Though it will probably be quite subtle.)

That being said: more or less no themes are actually innovative.

Still I think it's a tad pessimistic to say that they can't be innovative.

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RE: Ubuntu != beautiful
by righard on Mon 14th Jul 2008 00:56 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu != beautiful"
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To be honest, altough I dislike Ubuntu itself a little, I love there colour scheme. I find it the most comfortable scheme there is. I actually set dwm to use the exact same colours.
My girlfriend who does like Ubuntu loves it also, but she loathes the standard theme of Fedora. People just have different tastes.

(btw Ubuntu's colours go well with our curtains :-) )

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RE: Ubuntu != beautiful
by zelrik on Mon 14th Jul 2008 18:15 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu != beautiful"
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Just dont be lazy and get your ass on gnome-look. That comment is irrelevant.

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RE[2]: Ubuntu != beautiful
by cmost on Wed 16th Jul 2008 03:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Ubuntu != beautiful"
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Personally, I've created many new themes that I've posted on Gnome-look for others to partake. Of course, these days I've given up on Ubuntu entirely and have returned to my Debian roots. :-)

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Just artwork....
by truckweb on Mon 14th Jul 2008 02:48 UTC
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Are we talking about an OS here? My god, those are just artwork, themes. Nothing that makes the OS better.

Take Windows and slap one of those background pics on it and it will still be Windows. Same goes for Linux.

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fedora core 4
by zenulator on Mon 14th Jul 2008 04:38 UTC
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fedora core 4 was nice.

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Since when does wallpaper equal theme?!
by XemonerdX on Mon 14th Jul 2008 06:58 UTC
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Maybe it's just my interpretation of what a 'theme' is, but to me that means the icons, window decorations, etc... Not just a random wallpaper. That's the least important part of a theme to me, which always gets replaced by something more pleasing to my eyes anyways.

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I like the solar theme
by jokinin on Mon 14th Jul 2008 08:26 UTC
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The other ones aren't that pretty, but i like the continuous artwork innovation in fedora, something that other distros lack. And if u don't like it, you can always change the default theme ;)

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These are only concepts
by computerishcat on Mon 14th Jul 2008 14:39 UTC
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Keep in mind that these are only concepts so far, so there may not be anything more than a rough sketch of a wallpaper so far. Later on these sketches/concept drawings will be fleshed out into wallpapers, splash screens, and basically every piece of art you can think of.

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Comment by theuserbl
by theuserbl on Mon 14th Jul 2008 16:45 UTC
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Why points OSNews to the side
and not to

The fedoraproject-side is the side, where all themes are linked and hosted.
Things like
which I really like, are not publied on the linuxloop-side.

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by netpython on Tue 15th Jul 2008 07:49 UTC
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The information highway symbolized by the image with extreme shutter setting :-)

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