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    ibex mockup

    This is NOT by me. It's by willwill100, and I'd thought I'd bring it moreso to light of the Ubuntu community after spotting it on Digg.

    I think it looks awesome. I hope the developer joins up and says a little somethin' somethin' about his piece.

    http://willwill100.deviantart.com/ar...art-1-93584571

    http://willwill100.deviantart.com/ar...art-2-93584910

    http://willwill100.deviantart.com/ar...art-3-93585184

    Again, not by me. Major props to willwill100 of Devintart.com

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    Re: ibex mockup

    The positive:
    + Looks absolutely great.
    + No trace of the old Windows 95 'gray squares' style can be found.
    + Wallpaper is very tasteful and non-intrusive.
    + Even though it uses a lot more advanced functions than the current layout, it's simpler.
    + My first spontaneous reaction was that this was an operating system I would like to use.

    The negative:
    - I'm not sure if Canonical and the Ubuntu developers are comfortable using AWN, Screenlets and GnomeDo by default. Though they could be implemented like Compiz Fusion is today (only activated when proper video drivers are loaded).
    - Some things are very reminiscent of OS-X and Vista. This could cut both ways. People could look at it and think "It's typical of Linux to copy others", or they could think "This looks familiar, I could try this out".

    Other thoughts:
    * I would very much like to see a mockup of something like Open Office or Nautilus.
    * I wonder if any current theme engine can recreate that look.
    * Mounted partitions should not show up on the desktop as default.
    Last edited by k99goran; August 4th, 2008 at 09:04 AM.

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    Re: ibex mockup

    I love how the artist moved away from the orange and introduced a pleasing yellow color.

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    Re: ibex mockup

    The subtle gradients are a nice touch.
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    Re: ibex mockup

    I've seen this mock ups around before and I would love for this to be the new theme in Ubuntu even if it doesnt include AWN and the other added things I still think it looks nice.

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    Re: ibex mockup

    It has apparently been turned into a Brainstorm idea:
    http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/11805/

    Digg:
    http://digg.com/linux_unix/Vote_for_..._usable_Ubuntu

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    Re: ibex mockup

    One of the best suggestions I've seen for 9.04 - although I don't like the yellow background in the menu.

    If WillWill can't make this into an actual theme, I really hope someone will help him.

    //MadsRH

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    Re: ibex mockup

    I don't think thats possible, is the gnome theme structure even capable of producing that yellowish menu? There will be a theme change when Topaz is released though.

    Personally, I think this theme thing is just a waste of time, why not put time into developing an easy to use video editor like imovie, that is one of the main reasons people don't like Linux, there's just some no equivalent apps. I'm quite sure many OS X users would move if there was an iMovie, iDVD and Garageband equivalent.

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    Re: ibex mockup

    I have seen this being banded about on the Mailing List's a few times now and i have to say i am getting tired of seening it.

    Its a copy of OS X with some Vista thrown in to the mixture.

    It's simply not good enough to copy what other people are doing, it has to be more orginal.

    Leave the who is copying who debate to the Micrsoft and Apple fan boys.

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    Re: ibex mockup

    Whats wrong with copying? if Ubuntu could copy better then the default colour scheme wouldn't look like something you accidentally stepped in at the park...

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