Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 20:43 UTC, submitted by kragil
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical has unveiled a complete branding overhaul, redesigning everything from the Ubuntu website to its logos and marketing material. However, what interests me more are the new Gtk+ themes, and even then, I'm not interested in the colour choices and the like. No - what stood out to me right away was not the theme itself - but the placement of the titlebar widgets.
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RE[3]: KUbuntu?
by KAMiKAZOW on Thu 4th Mar 2010 00:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: KUbuntu?"
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Consider for a moment if Ubuntu had started off with KDE as the default desktop! For the single reason that its default layout kind-of looks like Windows

Oh common, that's (pardon my straight-forward language) the stupidest reason I've ever heard. KDE 1-3 were heavily inspired by Windows (along with many many inspirations from CDE which is often forgotten), but since 4 the biggest layout similarity with Windows is that by default the task bar is at the bottom of the screen.

If Canonical wanted, they could've easily created a "Windows-like" taskbar in GNOME. There isn't even coding required -- that's part of GNOME's default customization possibilities! SUSE for example does this (along with a new start menu, SLAB, that is coded by SUSE, but can also be installed on any other distro).

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