Laptop: [AMD Vision A4-3300M | 8GB RAM | ATI Radeon 6480G | Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit]
Studio Box: [AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ | 4GB RAM | Nvidia 210 | M-Audio FastTrackPro | KXStudio 11.04 64-bit | 2.6.31-rt14-custom | KDE 4.6.5]
Ubuntu could do with a better default look. I agree with comments about how Windows is improving it's look over the years, yet Ubuntu lags behind.
I saw a Mercedes about 15 years old recently, and it reminded me of Ubuntu because it was a quality machine, sure, but looked dated.
I look forward to a new theme - there are some fantastic ones on gnome-art etc, so the human resources are there to make it th envy of other OS's!
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Does not pass. Simple functionality not good.
Can't see black writing on brown, nor can you see the light orange on white.
The window captions look terrible, but okay when not in focus.
The art team would all be getting pay cuts if I were their boss (not that I'd like to be...)
The basic idea has lots of potential, but doesn't look like it was explored.
If creams, wood textures, transparency, shading and lighting were used more it could have been stunning.
What shocks me is that a non-newbie can very easily improve his theme, but an art department can't??? (Baring in mind that a good default theme is for marketing and for the newbie to like what he sees)
It seams that if Ubuntu fails it will not be from anything technical, but for looking like poo.
People will put up with terrible service and a poor product for years, provided it looks good or there's a hype.