Linked by Adam S on Fri 26th May 2006 17:14 UTC, submitted by chrishaney
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Some Friday fun: OSDir has some sweet screencaps of Ubuntu 6.06 RC, Kubuntu 6.06 RC, Xubuntu 6.06 RC, and Edubuntu 6.06 RC. Along with Fedora Core 5 and SuSE 10.1, this generation of desktop Linux distros has really stepped up the polish. Updated by AS: Added Xubuntu and Edubuntu links.
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desktop looks
by Barnabyh on Sat 27th May 2006 11:26 UTC
Barnabyh
Member since:
2006-02-06

Don't forget anything can be changed in 5 mins. A default theme rarely stays with me for that long and Ubuntu can look just as gorgeous and blue as to how KDE fans seem to like it when I am reading about 'dull gnome icons' and the 'horrible brown in Ubuntu' (not in this thread).
I've got the Glasscube borders and glass icons theme on since months, with a nice blue wallpaper (turtles underwater apparently nicked from a preview of Vista), or one could just import the crystal background from KDE if a fan or some of these SUSE backgrounds if you like nature and the wide open. Then go to gnome art and install a few themes for the login manager. Your desktop is what you make it.

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RE: desktop looks
by anonymousbrowser on Sat 27th May 2006 18:50 in reply to "desktop looks"
anonymousbrowser Member since:
2006-04-28

similarly, don't forget that first impressions matter, if it's so easy for people to customise then why not get it right in the default state, give them a full icon set with no fallbacks to another theme when icons are missing, then users can choose to use any number of the incomplete themes from a.g.o as they see fit.

Remember that GNOME in its default state, while not as blue as KDE, is certainly not orange and brown.

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