View Poll Results: Do you want Intrepid to change Ubuntu's GNOME main theme?

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  • Yes, I prefer a redesigned Ubuntu

    269 74.10%
  • Yes, I will prefer a Ubuntu desktop that looks more like Windows

    9 2.48%
  • Nah, I like brown Human

    85 23.42%
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    Re: What happenned to Ubuntu's redesign?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthpigg View Post
    ~plenty~ of grandmothers go out and buy brand new computers and leave everything about the computer in the default setup. generally, this results in a crap ton of (windows) malware and viruses that grandson has to come and fix.... but grandma still picks the entire computer she buys based off of what the OS looks like at the in-store display.

    or am i the only one that has noticed that Dell's default mini 9 UI has a different colored taskbar and background? lord knows, dell knows more about marketing than most of us...
    OEMs can (and do) change the wallpaper before selling any OS. The default is irrelevant in those cases.
    Quote Originally Posted by olskar View Post
    We are not talking about wallpapers, we are talking about a complete redesign and all that comes with that. Simply a better user experience, and yes user experience plays a role when choosing OS
    I never heard about any plans to completely redesign GNOME. A new theme is not a complete redesign.

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    Re: YUCK! the intrepid ibex default wallpaper :(

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbocanfly View Post
    (Sorry if im sounding like a d*ck, just as an Ubuntu developer it can get pretty annoying reading people whinging about things not working, but not actually even trying to help get them fixed)
    Well... now this wallpaper is horrible.

    gnome-wallpapers for ver 2.24 includes some alive wallpapers.

    Just my opinion...
    Last edited by plun; September 30th, 2008 at 10:11 PM.

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    Re: What happenned to Ubuntu's redesign?

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinals_fan View Post
    Oh dear. Those ten seconds really hurt, don't they?
    With that horrible theme...10 seconds is an ETERNITY!!!
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    Re: YUCK! the intrepid ibex default wallpaper :(

    meh I really don't care. If someone is going to not use Ubuntu because they say it looks ugly, then that's a pretty poor reason to not use Ubuntu. Especially considering how easy it is to change the theme and wallpaper and icons compared to other OSes.

    The new Gnome wallpapers are awesome though.
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    Re: What happenned to Ubuntu's redesign?

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinals_fan View Post
    I never heard about any plans to completely redesign GNOME. A new theme is not a complete redesign.
    Even GNOME 3.0 is going to be evolutionary, not revolutionary.
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    Re: YUCK! the intrepid ibex default wallpaper :(

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbocanfly View Post
    No, most devs just idle on IRC and read mailing lists. Most of them are too busy with real life + ubuntu + any other oss stuff they do to browse the forums. It would be much handier if a lot more of the devs browsed here to get the general feeling of the masses, but other than appoint someone to ferry information between the forums and the core developers, there isnt a great deal we can do.

    Im sure if more devs + desktop team + art team browsed here, the wallpaper would be changed extremely quickly!
    I'm not trying to put anyone down, but if the community resides mostly on the forums and not the mailing list aren't they isolating themselves from the community? If Ubuntu is for the people then it would behoove the developers to go where the people are, not vice versa?

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    Re: What happenned to Ubuntu's redesign?

    i don't know if any polls have been done, but i'll bet a good percentage of users change the theme within a matter of hours! it's no great chore, though, part of the post-install process for me.
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    Re: What happenned to Ubuntu's redesign?

    Quote Originally Posted by techmarks View Post
    alot of people do find the default Ubuntu theme displeasing, unimaginative, lacking sense, and downright ugly.
    Alotof people do not find so, or find it utterly irrelevant.

  9. #129
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    Re: What happenned to Ubuntu's redesign?

    As much as people here don't want to admit it, the theme Ubuntu uses will influence people's very first impressions of it. The more professional the default setup looks, the more confident new users will be. This is not about the fact that experienced users can change the theme - experienced users will not care.
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    Re: YUCK! the intrepid ibex default wallpaper :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Bungo Pony View Post
    Well that tears it. I'm officially avoiding Ibex!
    What a goofy reason to avoid a new release.
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