Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 10th May 2007 01:53 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Red Hat Red Hat announced a new client product, Red Hat Global Desktop, at its annual Red Hat Summit tradeshow in San Diego. This move is designed, in part, to compete with Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Desktop, which has achieved success in business desktop markets, and with Ubuntu 7.04, which will soon appear on Dell PCs. Some reporting about this can also be found at the company's magazine. Update: Elsewhere, talking security with Red Hat's Mark Cox.
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by sbergman27 on Thu 10th May 2007 22:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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They also need a talented artist to sit down and design a really modern GTK theme using all that Cairo drawing can offer. Even Clearlooks looks pretty old-fashioned these days with its inoffensive greys.

While I agree with a lot of your post, I must point out that "usability" does not go in and out of fashion like hem-line lengths or white shoes after labor day.

Clearlooks is a solid, usable theme today, and will be tomorrow. So is Bluecurve for that matter.

I went through my "Keramic is cool looking" phase a few years back, and find the soothing colors of Clearlooks to be quite comfortable and business-like.

Cairo might pave the way for some improvements, as long as the designers remember that it is simply one tool among many and don't get overly wacked-out on the "endless possibilities".

A shot of "boring" is good in a desktop theme after the first day of use.

Edited 2007-05-10 22:09

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