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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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Coxy
Member since:
2006-07-01

"Canonical has OTOH a design team that uses Macs with proprietary graphics software"

- Don't say that you really believed that real graphic design could be accomplished with Gimp?

"oversized PR" compared to other distros maybe, but oversized is overstated. Outside of Geekdom no one has heard of Ubuntu or knows the ubuntu logo.

Edited 2010-05-10 09:31 UTC

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Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

"Real" design is very much possible using GIMP, Inkscape and other FOSS tools. Fedora Design team uses tools available in Fedora itself exclusively for all its design and does a splendid job with it. Think about the UI of NetworkManager, virt-manager etc as ample proof of that.

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Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

Don't say that you really believed that real graphic design could be accomplished with Gimp?

What is wrong graphic design?
But who am I asking? You mentioned a raster graphics program and obviously think that such an approach is the way to go with high density screens where scalable graphics are a must...

Graphics for user interfaces these days are created using vector graphic tools and maybe later the resulting 16x16, 32x32, ... render outputs are being slightly retouched using raster graphic tools.

Considering that KDE's entire Oxygen graphics set was created using Inkscape almost exclusively, I think FOSS tools are pretty capable already.
http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Wiki/Icons/Oxygen


"oversized PR" compared to other distros maybe, but oversized is overstated. Outside of Geekdom no one has heard of Ubuntu or knows the ubuntu logo.

Everything that sacrifices upstream contributions in favor of marketing means that the marketing team is oversized.

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