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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by acelin View Post
    Indeed it does. I guarantee if Linux looked as seamless and beautiful as OS X by default, more people would use it.
    +1 here. Mark Shuttleworth thinks the same I guess. We are talking about winning the battle here, and you can't win a battle without crowds. Crowds like eye candy things. Microsoft knows and uses it.
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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by acelin View Post
    Indeed it does. I guarantee if Linux looked as seamless and beautiful as OS X by default, more people would use it.
    Of couse it matters what's the default look is! It's the first thing that new user sees. If it has amature look people will automatically think that the whole OS is just a toy.

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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    The entire concept of looking pretty is what linux mint is based around. ]

    People like pretty things.

    They dont want to be bothered to go out and look for hours on gnome-look sorting through all the (rather) crappy themes to find 1 good one.

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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laterix View Post
    Of couse it matters what's the default look is! It's the first thing that new user sees. If it has amature look people will automatically think that the whole OS is just a toy.
    That's exactly what I thought when I first saw OS X! I always thought that OS X had an ugly, counter-intuitive and inconsistent user interface.
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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by tel93 View Post
    That's exactly what I thought when I first saw OS X! I always thought that OS X had an ugly, counter-intuitive and inconsistent user interface.
    And when you saw Ubuntu's default you saw an intelligently designed thing of beauty? People who dislike the OSX look are in the minority, and it's clearly popular and enjoyed, since I don't believe anyone would buy a Mac for any reason but looks. I hope not, at least.

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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by K.Mandla View Post
    If you can change the icons to whatever you like, what does it matter what the default is?

    Edit: Sorry, this sounded kind of trollish. I guess what I meant was, if everyone is just going to change the desktop and appearance anyway, doesn't a default sort of disappear fairly soon? Ah, never mind. I give up trying to explain myself.
    "If everyone is just going to change the appearance"? What makes you think everyone is just going to do that in the first place?

    My parents and one of my sisters are using Ubuntu. They wouldn't know how to change how Ubuntu looks. Maybe they can change desktop wallpaper if they're lucky but that's about it. Personally I don't change default looks either. Why? Because Ubuntu doesn't ship with any decent looking ones, in the additional Gnome themes package there isn't a single one I like.

    I'm just too lazy to browse through gnome-look.org to find a nice looking theme to replace the Human theme. It doesn't help in the slightest that in my opinion gnome-look.org is a confusing mess. If I want to look for a complete replacement for a Human theme from gnome-look.org, I wouldn't even know where to start from because of the silly categorization there. From the looks of it, I'd have to collect bits and pieces from here and there to have a complete Human theme replacement. Just not going to waste my time. There could be better sites out there but I don't know.

    I've stuck with default themes in Windows XP, Vista and OS X as well. Looking for pleasant themes is bothersome and I rather use my time for something productive or fun.

    So I'm all for better looking Ubuntu and I've been displeased with Ubuntu's progress in this area. There are many very nice looking concept themes in the Ubuntu wiki, I've been wondering what kind of uptight moron it takes to reject those themes. They aren't even included in an optional package in the repositories.

    It's such a shame.

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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    some opinions on new icons and looks:

    http://www.breakitdownblog.com/ubunt...eme-proposals/
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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    I've spent some considerable time tinkering with my theme and I agree, it's a mess at the moment. Pick an icon set, learn how to install them. Make your theme use them. Pick controls. Figure out what metacity is then realise you're not using it you're using emerald. The list goes on.

    I'm pretty happy with the result, but I can't help feeling that the process could be improved. A team packaging up a good range for people to choose from would be a good start.

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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    My opinion on the matter:

    If they're (they refers to the Art Team/Powers that be etc.) going to make a "new-human" theme to revamp the look of Ubuntu, they should also make a "new-human" icon-set.

    It makes sense, you wouldn't want a brand new theme, with old icons...

    Currently I'm using the icons from Futurelooks, I quite like them, though no doubt I'll change it soon

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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheSlipstream View Post
    And when you saw Ubuntu's default you saw an intelligently designed thing of beauty? People who dislike the OSX look are in the minority, and it's clearly popular and enjoyed, since I don't believe anyone would buy a Mac for any reason but looks. I hope not, at least.
    When I saw Ubuntu's default I saw an intelligently designed thing of beauty that looked a lot less childish than OS X.
    I always thought people bought Macs because they were into S&M.
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