Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Feb 2009 18:06 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth has announced the plans for Ubuntu 9.10, named Karmic Koala. Jaunty Jackalope isn't out of its cage yet (April 2009), but the Ubuntu team is already planning for 9.10, which will see the light of day in October 2009. The desktop side will focus on beautification and an improved boot-up experience; the server side will target cloud computing.
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RE[2]: No more brown!
by byrc on Sat 21st Feb 2009 19:00 UTC in reply to "RE: No more brown!"
byrc
Member since:
2006-02-18

I totally understand why, and here is the reason. Look at whenever a new distro is released, or whenever news leaks on a main stream OS. What is it that everyone wants to see? Screenshots. It is the same reason people put on fancy clothes and do up there hair before going out, appearances mean more than they are given credit for, and if Ubuntu wants to compete with the Windows and OS Xs of the world, they need to compete visually as well as technologically. An average consumer at an average retail store is going to see the new fancy look of Windows 7 or Leopard and then compare it to the 2003 look of Ubuntu and they will not give Ubuntu the chance it deserves. This is the OS equivalent to making a good first impression, nobody goes to a job interview in acid wash jeans and an AC/DC t-shirt.

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RE[3]: No more brown!
by Max_Might on Sat 21st Feb 2009 21:08 in reply to "RE[2]: No more brown!"
Max_Might Member since:
2009-01-06

nobody goes to a job interview in acid wash jeans and an AC/DC t-shirt.


I DID!!!

Back on topic: i like Ubuntu`s default theme. And I also think most of the users change their default wallpaper/theme, no matter what the defaults are.

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RE[4]: No more brown!
by Liquidator on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 10:45 in reply to "RE[3]: No more brown!"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

I find brown a warm and human color (compared to dull grey or cold blue). Ubuntu could use a darker orange though, especially for the window title bars. You can change the theme, but please keep the color scheme, it's Ubuntu's identity.

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RE[3]: No more brown!
by Lennie on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 20:10 in reply to "RE[2]: No more brown!"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I do. I always have a technical position, if they care more about my clothes then my brains, I don't want to work there.

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RE[4]: No more brown!
by John Nilsson on Thu 26th Feb 2009 00:16 in reply to "RE[3]: No more brown!"
John Nilsson Member since:
2005-07-06

It's not about the clothes. It's about if you care enough to put up an effort. If you can't even care about your interview, why are they going to think you care about anything else?

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RE[3]: No more brown!
by Lettherebemorelight on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 23:55 in reply to "RE[2]: No more brown!"
Lettherebemorelight Member since:
2005-07-11

WinXP showed up for the interview in a stained wife beater and boxer shorts and it did ok. And if the joe six packs of the world can deal with XPs default theme, then Ubuntu wont pose any problems.

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RE[3]: No more brown!
by Sabon on Mon 23rd Feb 2009 19:37 in reply to "RE[2]: No more brown!"
Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

I totally understand why, and here is the reason. Look at whenever a new distro is released, or whenever news leaks on a main stream OS. What is it that everyone wants to see? Screenshots. It is the same reason people put on fancy clothes and do up there hair before going out, appearances mean more than they are given credit for, and if Ubuntu wants to compete with the Windows and OS Xs of the world, they need to compete visually as well as technologically. An average consumer at an average retail store is going to see the new fancy look of Windows 7 or Leopard and then compare it to the 2003 look of Ubuntu and they will not give Ubuntu the chance it deserves. This is the OS equivalent to making a good first impression, nobody goes to a job interview in acid wash jeans and an AC/DC t-shirt.


You also hit the nail on the head as to one of the reasons why OS/2 (now eComStation) has never gotten more people to look at it. It is too industrial in a bad way.

Whenever I hear about brown I thought of ****.

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