[ubuntu-art] How to provide more alternate wallpapers without influencing CD size requirements
uechimadman at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 04:13:42 BST 2008
I LOVE the idea...Awesome!!!
On 7/7/08, Brian Fleeger <brianfleeger at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is an idea I had to provide users with more alternate wallpapers
> without influencing the install CD's footprint. If this is too off-topic
> for an art-team posting, please let me know and direct me to where this idea
> does belong. At least it is tangentially related to Ubuntu's art
> In addition to providing a couple extra default alternate wallpapers,
> Canonical could host a special wallpaper repository the same way it does
> with synaptic and install/uninstall.
> Scenario: Grandma May is using her Ubuntu for the first time and wants to
> change the wallpaper. She right clicks the desktop, sees "change
> wallpaper," and clicks through. After seeing there are only 4 or 5
> alternates (I am still optimistic), she notices the "Get More Ubuntu
> Wallpapers" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the nautilus window.
> (if granny didn't have an internet connection, the box would be grayed out
> and unclickable) She clicks it and is connected to a repository of
> pre-selected Ubuntu art works. In the repo, she sees small icons, and can
> mouse-over/single click to see larger previews. After checking the boxes
> for the wallpapers she wants, Grammy clicks "Install Wallpapers" and is
> done. Users could happily choose from hundreds of specially chosen
> backgrounds which have been selected for their color/composition to go well
> with the new Ubuntu default theme, instead of googling for hours for "free
> wallpapers." Backgrounds could be arranged by topic, with options like
> "Select All Nature Wallpapers," etc.
> Canonical could thereby 1) redefine the user experience, 2) gain more
> control over Ubuntu's aesthetic appeal, and 3) streamline the CD install
> image all in one swoop.
> Is this a good idea/something that could be passed on to relevent parties?
> -Brian Fleeger
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> ubuntu-art at lists.ubuntu.com
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