I've tried Ubuntu in many different computers and in all, I feel like the colors just look less sharp in Ubuntu vs. Win. Is it just me or might there be something about the graphics card drivers?
Second, for a while, I did like spending time to theme my Ubuntu, but now I don't have that time anymore (and sometimes theming results in buggy behavior or small glitches). So I'm really hoping that if we are to skin and theme Ubuntu according to our taste, that process becomes also more standardized and faster.
And let me add a note to the repliers who talked about KDE. I've tried KDE before (Kubuntu and PCLinuxOS, and maybe some other distros). I agree that KDE has that sharpness I'm looking for. It just looks more slick and pretty than Gnome. But I found it also slower and more peculiar. I might be wrong but I found a larger variety of apps in Gnome and have gotten used to them. Now if I want them in KDE, there's all this extra libs I have to install and again, at the time, I found that doing this led to small glitches here and there. So I stuck with Gnome.
Maybe I need to try KDE again.
I know that one advantage of Linux is all these flavors and freedom of choice, but sometimes (esp. when you are at a time of your life where you have less time to distro-hop and DE/WM-hop) I just wish Linux, hell, at least just Ubuntu, could come in one unified awesome flavor that would just look slick out of the box.
These are my experiences and wishes. Seeing some of the posts, I need to add this line: I will use linux for as long as possible because I believe in it, and I believe in the people who work to make it happen, and in its user community. Thanks.
Last edited by kokoshmusun; November 7th, 2012 at 03:27 PM. Reason: typo
Personally I think Ubuntu is one of the best looking distros due to the fact its trying to do its own thing.
Most operating systems have only one thing in common, blue, blue, blue and more blue.
I have always liked Ubuntu because it looks more humble then the others, it lacks the shine yes but it is a very unique looking OS compared to the overly shiny and sterile looks of other systems.
Ubuntu doesn't strike me as "ugly" at all. Oh, well.
Sure, I respect those who think Ubuntu is pretty. I actually don't think it's ugly, and my thread title is a mistake really. I just think it doesn't look as polished as Win and Mac, and for the sake of feeling more of that linux pride, I wish it did. But that's just me.
Windows only recently copied KDE heavily and started looking a bit cleaner, Ubuntu has its own look with Unity and polish is a matter of perception. I find Mac interface to be a bland joke, would rather take Windows over that anyday.
Lately, I've been using the Pantheon desktop environment from the Elementary OS project.
To me, it feels a lot smoother than Gnome Shell, Unity, Gnome Classic or Cinnamon.
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