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Mark Shuttleworth and the Canonical design team presented today the brand-new look for their upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) operating system. Yes! That means, no more Human theme! The new look will also be applied to Ubuntu's derivatives Kubuntu and Xubuntu.
So, what has been changed? Everything! Canonical will use a new font style for their logos, new banners, a new design for the ubuntu.com website & for the freely available Ubuntu CDs, and, last but not least, a whole-new look for the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating system. The new style is called "Light." Why? Because... "We're drawn to Light because it denotes both warmth and clarity, and intrigued by the idea that ‘light’ is a good value in software. Good software is ‘light’ in the sense that it uses your resources efficiently, runs quickly, and can easily be reshaped as needed. Ubuntu represents a break with the bloatware of proprietary operating systems and an opportunity to delight to those who use computers for work and play. More and more of our communications are powered by light, and in [the] future, our processing power will depend on our ability to work with light, too. Visually, light is beautiful, light is ethereal, light brings clarity and comfort."
Without any further introduction, we will let you now take a first look at the fresh and light, new Ubuntu branding and themes!
|The new Ubuntu font and revamped logo|
|The new dark and light themes in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS|
|The new boot splash for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS|
To find out more about the new Ubuntu branding and see other artwork, please check its official wiki page
Being an LTS (Long Term Support) release, Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) will be definitely stable, reliable and now... a good-looking open source operating system! The main plans are to make Ubuntu 10.04 LTS a bug-free operating system and bring quality improvements to the user interface, boot and installation experience, and top-notch hardware support. Another essential goal for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) will be to improve the startup speed to a 10-second boot!
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) will be the 12th release of the Ubuntu operating system. At the moment, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is in an Alpha state
. Make sure that you visit our website on March 18th, when we will unveil the first Beta version of the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, due for release in late April this year!
Ubuntu is a Linux-based operating system for your desktop or server, with a fast and easy install process, regular releases and updates, a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default, every other package you can imagine available from the software repositories, and professional technical support from Canonical Ltd. and hundreds of other companies around the world.
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|Comment #1 by: Pawel on 04 Mar 2010, 07:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It doesn't look very new. It's like a variation of the New Wave theme, with the familiar Humanity set of icons.
|Comment #1.1 by: gomez on 07 Mar 2010, 16:27 GMT|
i think you are from microsoft....coz i heard that microsoft is fighting the spread of all linux operating systems through its online campaign
|Comment #4 by: Charles on 04 Mar 2010, 11:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Is the same, just dark, more than a theme is just a color scheme
|Comment #5 by: Reginaldo Maciel on 04 Mar 2010, 13:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Como trabalho direto com o Sistema Operacional Mac OS, o Ubuntu está cada vez mais familiar! rsrs.
Está muito parecido com o Mac OS! Ficou muito legal, agora teria que mudar os ícones. Que posso dizer, é que estamos no caminho certo e ainda não chegou lá! Mas sei que vai! Agora com certeza o Ubuntu tem o melhor visual de todos os Linux!!! Já era apaixonado por ele, agora mais ainda! ADORO UBUNTU!
Esses ícones de uma cor na barra superior, tá SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lá em casa só dá Ubuntu! Meu filho de 6 anos usa com maestria, sem dificuldade alguma! Minha mulher reluta um pouco, mas também usa sem dificuldade alguma. Acho que ela gosta mesmo é de ganhar $$$ com suas vendas e não liga muito pra Sistemas Operacionais! Ela usa o que tiver! rsrsrs. Próximo passo é minha filhinha de 6 meses. Não sei se ela vai seguir os passos da mãe ou os meus. Abraços a todos!!
|Comment #6 by: lampamp on 04 Mar 2010, 18:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
1- The buttons are on the left!
2- Imitation of mac (grey panels, purple background)
|Comment #7 by: mm on 05 Mar 2010, 00:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
omg! it's mac os X clone! they'we put window control buttons on the left side.. i hope they fix that or make it conigurable. :lame:
|Comment #9 by: ibbill on 05 Mar 2010, 01:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
like the look of this am I right that the final will be at the end of April can I download it here also
|Comment #10 by: OS Designer on 05 Mar 2010, 01:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Finaly !!! This is a big step !!!, We have now from ugly duckling to beautiful swan !!! I like new violet colour with some of the basics of ubuntu like orange..., new icons are excelent !! and new logo too. I like the light variant of the theme... dark one is good but i think that something is missing... :-S there are some problem with colours on dark variant... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-4xTkN1_RQ&feature=related - look this boot screen i think that this could be good mock up...
|Comment #11 by: davidm on 05 Mar 2010, 04:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
They should include informative system messages, not hide them behind a splash screen. They're helpful for diagnostics and education and can be interesting to look at.
|Comment #12 by: Zac on 05 Mar 2010, 10:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've updated the Homosapien Customizer to include styling that supports the 2 new themes (Ambiance and Radiance aswell as Dust and New wave).
So if you like the new themes but prefer the Homosapien buttons (which you can set to any color) or if you want to position the buttons (or text) on the left or right or if you want to re-show the menu icon you might want to take a look at it.
|Comment #13 by: Ryiah on 06 Mar 2010, 02:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Canonical is living up to their reputation of being the atypical developers who couldn't make a decent theme to save their life.
|Comment #14 by: Beerhunter on 06 Mar 2010, 15:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The "NEW" Theme is not so really new, I think, but what i reallly like is the new Bootsplash looks more Professionell.
I would like an theme with black, orange and red as colors, not to dark not to... you know what i meen.
|Comment #15 by: Beerhunter on 06 Mar 2010, 15:02 UTC|| reply to this comment|
But you must mention that there is a change even it`s very little
|Comment #16 by: Ubuntu4life on 06 Mar 2010, 21:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Love it !
Just dont like the windows borders... And the left side.
Other than that, PERFECT !
|Comment #17 by: kv1dr on 07 Mar 2010, 08:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Wow...New Ubuntu theme, logo and splash screen look great. I can't wait for final release :)
|Comment #18 by: Edward Metcalfe on 07 Mar 2010, 08:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Change for the sake of change - groans :-)
|Comment #19 by: Vladimir on 07 Mar 2010, 09:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I like new font and main Logo redesign. Its a litle bit like Mac's Leopard OSX, but its on the other side diffrrent and refreshing after many years of old and first ArtWork.
This new Artwork is..... SIMPLEY THE BEST!!!
|Comment #22 by: Bob on 11 Mar 2010, 14:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Looks awesome! Definitely will be trying this release!
|Comment #23 by: Luke on 12 Mar 2010, 20:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Hoorah for ubuntu, my distribution of choice is finally starting to look nice. I've always had to change the theme to make it pleasing to my eyes but I genuinely like the new branding. Buttons definitely need to be on the right though, its fine like that in OS X but in gnome with the menu bar on the window as opposed to the screen, its just too cluttered up there. Other than that thumbs up canonical and the open source community whose advances in the linux desktop continue to astound me, I love you all deeply ..... in a purely platonic way of course.
|Comment #24 by: James Harris on 03 Apr 2010, 15:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've never been a fan of Ubuntu even though I cannot find fault with it, but after my *legal* Windows 7 started complaining that it is a copy, and looking at the beautiful new theme (good riddance human theme!) I'm making the jump to Ubuntu for good!
|Comment #25 by: Pedro on 29 Apr 2010, 03:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
@Canonical: get a new design team. But first put the close button in a corner, thx.
|Comment #25.1 by: erik on 02 May 2010, 19:29 GMT|
just use gconf and change the button order for gods sake.
fantastic release ubuntu and kubuntu. i installed the alpha, beta and final over the last months and passers by stop to look when i am at the bookstore(showing off gnu/linux)
very impressed with the speed on the desktop and bootup. and the nouveau driver is truly faster than the binary blob from nvidia. im either going to volenteer for some documentation projects or testing to do my part.
it amazes me with how far linux technology has come and with all the volenteer help, people whine about buttons or backgrounds. are these the same people who panic when their hamburger comes with lettuce and they, for some arcane reason, will curl up and die if they eat it? go to gimp and make your own themes and backgrounds. volenteer to fix what you think is broken and then be uncommonly nice when someone critisizes it and asks you to change it. whiners. im begining to understand linus more and more all the time
|Comment #26 by: Jack Thomas on 29 Apr 2010, 10:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
If you don't like the controls in the new left side position for Radiance and Ambiance, you can download slightly modified versions of those themes entitled Radiance_R and Ambiance_R. I have modified these thems and posted them on Gnome-Look.org for people who would like to use them.
Here are the links to the themes.
Ambiance_R (Ambiance Right Side)
Radiance_R (Radiance Right Side)
I hope you find these beneficial and enjoy them.
- Jack Thomas
|Comment #27 by: NewTheme IsUgly on 04 Sep 2010, 18:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Purple and orange? Really? This is horrid.
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