Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Apr 2006 13:48 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu teams are proud to present a second Beta release of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Edubuntu 6.06 LTS, codenamed "Dapper Drake". This release corrects some serious flaws in the installer present on the Desktop CD in the first Beta release. Although the text-mode install CD also forms part of this release, it has not been modified since Beta 1. An updated Xubuntu release is also in preparation and will be announced shortly." Hey look, a screenshot tour.
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Icons and L&F in general
by anonymousbrowser on Fri 28th Apr 2006 15:53 UTC
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2006-04-28

Does anyone else wish that they'd use a more professional and cohesive icon theme? Why on earth do they bother to ditch the old GNOME icons when the theme in these shots is clearly no better than the Humility and Human themes we've seen before. It's not that the whole theme is bad it's that certain elements of it simply don't fit in and the orange and brown colouration is pretty awful. As for the shade of brown in use, it's getting worse. It's obvious that certain icons come from the excellent Tango project, so why go and ruin them?

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RE: Icons and L&F in general
by romraptor on Fri 28th Apr 2006 16:07 in reply to "Icons and L&F in general"
romraptor Member since:
2006-04-21

it's a matter of taste. personally i think ubuntu 6 is the best looking gnome i've ever seen.

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RE: Icons and L&F in general
by netpython on Fri 28th Apr 2006 18:19 in reply to "Icons and L&F in general"
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

Does anyone else wish that they'd use a more professional and cohesive icon theme?

Not really,i personally think they managed to pack a pretty slick default theme.But hey it's linux,you can alter everything.

I would recommend the gnome-art download tool.More themes and styles than anyone hardly ever needs :-)

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RE: Icons and L&F in general
by Wrawrat on Fri 28th Apr 2006 21:08 in reply to "Icons and L&F in general"
Wrawrat Member since:
2005-06-30

It's true the default colour mix is rather questionnable, but the orange icons looks quite nice when combined to a green or blue wallpaper. The standard icons from the Tango project are blue: they wouldn't mix very well with Ubuntu's brown tones...

All in all, it's a question of preference. In my opinion, the standard GNOME icons are rather dull, uninspired and lifeless but that's just me.

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