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[4]: No more brown!
by arpan on Sat 21st Feb 2009 19:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No more brown!"
arpan
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2006-07-30

Agree. Brown colored designs can often look very attractive, especially if there is some texture in the design.

Ubuntu's orangish theme isn't very attractive. It isn't bad, it just isn't very good.

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RE[5]: No more brown!
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 03:11 in reply to "RE[4]: No more brown!"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Agree. Brown colored designs can often look very attractive, especially if there is some texture in the design.

Ubuntu's orangish theme isn't very attractive. It isn't bad, it just isn't very good.

I recall an older version of Ubuntu had quite a nicely done wallpaper; brown as usual, but instead of reminding me of dirt or shit, it reminded me of fresh melted chocolate (I think it was called Ubuntu Lagoon). Didn't matter though, brown is brown, within five minutes the desktop and the theme were still changed. I changed the theme (using whatever was available upon installation), hoping to get an extra half-hour out of the decent-looking desktop, but *nothing* went along with brown (used in the wallpaper), so it was short-lived on my desktop.

Ubuntu, IMO, has yet to match that background, and I'm glad to see they're finally ditching that damn color. In almost all cases, it's ugly one way or another.

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