Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 9th May 2010 12:34 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Dear Ubuntu, for the last couple years life has been good. Every time I've shown you to a friend or family member, they've compared you to what they're familiar with--Windows XP or Vista, mostly--and by comparison you've looked brilliant. Yeah, your ugly brown color scheme was a bit off-putting at first, but once people saw how secure, simple, and reliable you were, the response was almost universally positive. But recently, things have changed ..."
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RE: Spending 5 - 6 hours
by bosco_bearbank on Sun 9th May 2010 22:22 UTC in reply to "Spending 5 - 6 hours "
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And default Windows 7 background is plain ugly - strange mixture of light green & blue. Ubuntu 10.4 default theme is beautiful.

Rule #16 regarding judging an OS: Never judge an OS by it's default theme if that theme is easily changed.

I personally think the default Ubuntu 10.04 theme sucks, and I'm not fond the default themes found in many other distros, either. However, it's no big deal. A minute or two is all it takes to change the theme.

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RE[2]: Spending 5 - 6 hours
by shotsman on Mon 10th May 2010 06:16 in reply to "RE: Spending 5 - 6 hours "
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It might take a few moments for you to change this but how many 'Joe Sixpack' users coming to Linux for the first time can do it this quickly?
They might struggle for 20-30 mins if you are lucky and then give up and go back to the cocoon of Windows. Then you have a lost user.

IMHO, all the Ubuntu default themes are pretty dire. Think of them like Music Sleeves (LPl's) where lots of thought went into the design. Fedora seems to take great pride in this area. Ubuntu seems to do it as an afterthought.
Just my 2p worth.

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