Heres a few comments on that Canonical is replacing its signature brown color scheme with the debut of Ubuntu 10.04, the next major release of the popular Linux distribution.
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When I started using Ubuntu, granted the first time was when I went open-source for a full 48 hours, the interface was dark, a little depressing, and reminded me of a depressing sewage works. But not anymore.
According to the Ubuntu branding wiki, the new style was first conceived last year by a small team helmed by Mark Shuttleworth who gathered to review the OS’s branding and public image. The results of that huddle will now be applied to both the operating system’s UI as well as how Ubuntu will present itself to the public.
To me, the UI does indeed look … well … a bit Mac-like. But that might not be a bad thing. One of Mac’s major selling points is simplicity, and while Linux has a long way to go before it’s ready for the computing masses, giving the OS a more refined look might help people feel at home with the OS.