Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Mar 2010 23:35 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical has announced the availability of the first Ubuntu 10.04 beta release. The new version of Ubuntu, codenamed Lucid Lynx, is scheduled to arrive in April. It will be a long-term support release, which means that updates will be available for three years on the desktop and five years on servers. Although the Ubuntu developers have largely focused on boosting stability for this release, they have also added a number of noteworthy new features and applications. One of the most visible changes is the introduction of a new theme - a change that is part of a broader rebranding initiative that aims to update Ubuntu's visual identity." It might just be me, but I find the new theme ghastly. Compare this to this (my desktop). Oh, and Metacity - I can has anti-aliasing?
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by supercompman on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 23:03 UTC
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I find it funny that there are so many people saying how hideous this new theme is. I can't say I'm totally sold on it, but it's not bad. I like the fonts, I like the dark gray, the icon set is pretty meh (doesn't quite go with the rest of the theme), not thrilled (but not terribly annoyed) by the window button placement, but I find the dark gray butt right up against the off white a little painful. That being said, I honestly can't say I've seem any other themes that trip my trigger. Thom's theme has some nice points, but the icon set is definitely not my taste, the font is so so, the window control buttons... where are the rest of them? I'm not trying to say that the theme is bad, I'm just saying that everyone has their own taste, and most themes aren't going to satisfy the majority of people.

For the people talking about the missing anti-aliasing around the corners, I can honestly say I would have never noticed unless someone pointed it out to me. I guess I'm not that picky.

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