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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    I'm sure if they ever change the icons they'll leave the old ones in too.
    A theme I've always liked is Clearlooks with the Mist icon theme and the Human window decorations. A nice cloud background really helps too with this one.

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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    well.. that's slightly depressing.
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    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.
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    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?
    Indeed it does. I guarantee if Linux looked as seamless and beautiful as OS X by default, more people would use it.

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    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.
    I really can't agree with you there, but you're free to think that.
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    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.
    Yeah but not everyone is concerned about Linux gaining market share, including me. I suppose it's a concern for Mark Shuttleworth, though.
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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    Well, Human could use an update. It is starting to look old and crusty like Mist. Imo, icons need to go in a more photo-realistic, professional direction, like Oxygen. It doesn't need to copy oxygen, it still needs to maintain its own identity.
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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiceMonster View Post
    Yeah but not everyone is concerned about Linux gaining market share, including me. I suppose it's a concern for Mark Shuttleworth, though.
    Well indeed it is for Canonical. Bug #1 on Launchpad is "Microsoft has Majority Market Share"

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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by K.Mandla View Post
    I really can't agree with you there, but you're free to think that.
    This works for everything. Why do advertisers make sure things look nice? Why do artists design? Why are the nicest looking things the most expensive? Its because people like nice looking things.

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    Re: Will Canonical change icons in 8.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by acelin View Post
    This works for everything. Why do advertisers make sure things look nice? Why do artists design? Why are the nicest looking things the most expensive? Its because people like nice looking things.
    And just having a fresh new look every once in a while is a nice change and doesn't hurt anything.
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