[ubuntu-art] From the Fedora User to the Ubuntu Art Team: Here's your big competition...

PingunZ pingunz at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 16:09:46 BST 2006

I don't like the fedora artwork a lot.
Its just polished, that's what makes it so good.
Novell has the same, it looks nice because it is polished.
If you make every splash, gdm, wallpaper, .. based on ONE image you get a
VERY nice result.

So .. a grub image, usplash, gdm, gsplash, wallpaper, some app splashes (
OOo, xara, gimp, .. ).
For the gtk/metacity, just use contrasted colors and for the icons just make
them fit in :)
Meaning, if the GDM is glossy, the icons should be too..

IMO this is the worst thing about ubuntu-artwork. It doesn't look bad, its
just not polished.
( I'm talking about dapper )
You have no grub-splash, you have an old looking gdm, with a new shiny
A very ugly wallpaper, totally not fitting any rest of the theme..

If ubuntu-art wants to concuer with Suse or Fedora they _will_ have to
polish !!


2006/9/12, Chuck Huber <chuck at lagunadata.com>:
> On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 18:14 -0400, Viper550 wrote:
> > I have found the final artwork for Fedora Core 6 (the next version of my
> > preferred Linux distro), and I will tell you one thing now: It's going
> > to wow you from your eyes to your DNA literally, because instead of
> > widespread bubbles, we have double helixes everywhere now!
> >
> > http://people.redhat.com/dfong/fc6graphics/
> <snip>
> > Viper550
> >
> Well from the looks of this art it's pretty clear that Fedora's artwork
> goals are different than ours so while it may be perfect for some users
> not everyone will be inspired by it.  And by the looks of that I'd say a
> fair number will be intimidated instead.
> I installed the fedora wallpaper from the link above and you're right
> about it looking pretty smart.  In combination with a glossy black image
> on the panel and a dark gtk-metacity combo it would look geeky as heck.
> The GDM theme fits right in if that's the goal.  Looks like you're going
> to need a degree in computer science immediately after logging in. Maybe
> the carntoonish nature of their icons will lessen that some but then it
> may actually be their intention.
> The logon splash at the bottom of the page gets kudos for looking a bit
> more interesting than the basic round cornered rectangle that it is(by
> adding the extension around the helix cord on the far right).  Good use
> of the 1 bit transparency there i'd say.
> I'm happy to see fedora pushing their art a little more!  It's going to
> be a very technical look but then for free desktops to be taken
> seriously they have to be competitive on every level.
> Thanks for keeping us apprised Viper,
> --
> Chuck Huber <chuck at lagunadata.com>
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