Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Mar 2010 23:35 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical has announced the availability of the first Ubuntu 10.04 beta release. The new version of Ubuntu, codenamed Lucid Lynx, is scheduled to arrive in April. It will be a long-term support release, which means that updates will be available for three years on the desktop and five years on servers. Although the Ubuntu developers have largely focused on boosting stability for this release, they have also added a number of noteworthy new features and applications. One of the most visible changes is the introduction of a new theme - a change that is part of a broader rebranding initiative that aims to update Ubuntu's visual identity." It might just be me, but I find the new theme ghastly. Compare this to this (my desktop). Oh, and Metacity - I can has anti-aliasing?
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cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

Personally I think the new look is a huge improvement over the old brown & orange scheme. But then again, what difference does a theme make? Really? At the end of the day users are going to choose their own backgrounds and color schemes; typically within hours of installing.

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Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

At the end of the day users are going to choose their own backgrounds and color schemes; typically within hours of installing.

You overestimate users.

I'm guessing that maybe 50% of users change the background. And maybe 2% change the theme.

Even if most users did change the theme, it is very important to leave good impressions when it is first installed.

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biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

I'm guessing that maybe 50% of users change the background. And maybe 2% change the theme.

On my primary machines/OSs I tend to customize them as much as I can. Otherwise, I just don't care, and I tend to have a lot more secondary machines/OSs than primary ones, so I'm well below 50% ;)

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