Hi everyone! <br><br>First of all I want to say that I find Ubuntu's brown (and orange) theme very distinctive, and that is great. And also Mark is giving us good news from LinuxWorld, I think that Ubuntu is changing Open Source OSs and is bringing people who doesn't have the knowledge to use a Linux based machine a very good, stable and easy to use operating system.
<br><br>Yesterday i was looking to Fedora theme, light blue and, in my opinion, child-like icons (it seems a distro for kids, not very serious and ugly colors). These icons are not realistic, and is quite hard to distinguish the function of each one.
<br>For example, in <a href="http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slideshow.php?release=715&slide=3&title=fedora+core+6+test+2+screenshots">this</a> image is hard to know that the Icon for Internet menu represents that function or that sub-menu. I think that in Ubuntu we have to make icons that really represents their function but we have to give them a good design. Maybe making simple icons as Fedora is not a good option. I really like NuoveXT designs. They are reallistic, easy to identify with their action and very eye-candy. Another thing about the icons is the colour. I'm not agree with making all icons with brown/orange/red shades. We can keep Ubuntu style without making all icons with the same tones, but I think that we're going on the right way. Applications menu has very nice icons and very distinctive forms and colors. But in my opinion, the next step is more reallistic icons.
<br><br>On the other hand, I want to criticize the Ubuntu default theme. In my opinion is a very good theme, but we can improve it a lot. Maybe is very good to make Ubuntu distinctive, but this is not the only goal. We have to pay attention to another things. I think that working on a computer is like working on a desk, for example. If you're working in the office and the walls are orange or it has red dots with green background, is very hard to concentrate, but is very easy to get sick of your work place. I know that Ubuntu is not so extreme, but I think that we have to find shades that help the user to get a great experience. Desktop has to be relaxing and inspiring, and we can achieve this goal, keeping Ubuntu spirit. I think that the goal is a perfect balance between this two concepts:
<a href="http://lasttrainhome.blogsome.com/images/ubuntu_du_graphic.png">distinctive and user friendly</a>. But we can pull up on the graphic, keeping the balance, to get a great desktop experience and eye candy desktop. I really like Murrine Gtk theme, it's simple, clean and very eye-candy and it can be perfect for Edgy.
<br><br>Now I'm workingin in a few improvements that we can do to Edgy artwork, most of all about the aspect of gnome panels and notification icons. I hope that exams allow me to do it in the next week. Finally I want to apologize about my english, I'm working on it also!