Visual makeover For Ubuntu Linux

If there was ever a bit of software in
dramatic need of a little bit of look up, it’d be Linux. For some
time, the open-source OS has had a little bit of an image problem – seen
as the operating system of choice for beardy coding types. That image
wasn’t helped by a succession of releases with a defiantly brown colour scheme.

But that could all change, with the release of Ubuntu 10.04 –
the next version of the platform to be released to the public.
Codenamed Lucid Lynx, the follow-up to Karmic Koala, the release will
dump the brown in favour of "an aubergine shade of purple". There’ll
still be a little bit of orange, too.

ubuntu linux gets visual makeover

The new style was developed by Ubuntu’s founder, Mark Shuttleworth,
and the thematic concept behind it is "light". Alongside the colour
scheme changes, there’s also a new logo with a thinner font and smaller

The design
documents say: "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. Visually, light is beautiful, light is ethereal, light brings
clarity and comfort".

The changes will also be applied to the website. If you’d like to see
more, there’s plenty of sample screenshots in Ubuntu’s Wiki.


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