Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 6th May 2010 21:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The recently released 10.04 version of Ubuntu is the third Long Term Support (LTS) version Canonical has released. I installed this new version on four of my laptops (2 netbooks, 1 normal laptop, 1 portable desktop replacement), and here's my impression of it.
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A little sad
by Technocracy on Fri 7th May 2010 00:15 UTC
Technocracy
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2006-01-08

It's a bit sad they got rid of the earthy tones. While I know they need to modernise the GUI, the brown and oranges nuances gave Ubuntu its own sense of identity. This is not about changing colour schemes in the settings, but being able to recognise a particular brand.

Please refer to my ostentatious example:

Say I walk into a room and see a laptop sitting on table across from where I was standing, and the GUI displayed browns and oranges - I would go 'Far out man! You are running Ubuntu! Right on brother!' *high five* *does a chicken dance*.

Now, if I did not have the knowledge that a new Ubuntu had been released, and I observed the same laptop - I might go "Looks like you running GNOME hill billy, hmm the GUI might be the love child of Mac OS X and Vista. Still looks mighty pretty though...'

I'm not saying it's a bad thing that the devolpers moved to a new scheme, I just think they have lost something in the way of brand recognition.

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