[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu: Linux for Auntie

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Wed Feb 20 19:13:01 GMT 2008

Kris Douglas wrote:

> I think something like a theme selector should be added to the setup,
> for example you could select bluebuntu(blubuntu?) or another colour
> scheme of your choice. Then you could go in to choosing window
> managers, rather than having to download different disks...

I think part of the point about having one window manager on the disc is 
to keep down the space used, otherwise you're looking at either a DVD 
install or multiple CDs which wouldn't work for a live CD.

Not to mention, if you're just demonstrating Linux, it's much easier to 
just give out a live CD which just boots into a working desktop than be 
bogged down with questions.

Personally I like brown theme, it's easier on the eyes for me.  Oh and 
Sean, how do you mean it looks so 1990's?

Windows 3.1, 95, 98, NT and ME* all didn't have brown colour schemes. 
If you ask me it looks nice with the high quality high colour Gnome (or 
KDE) icons and the *nix desktop has come along way since the days of the 
Motif window manager.

Anyway, I hope that it gives this guy at the BBC a good feel for the 
alternatives to Windows.  Most (sadly not all) of the people I've 
demontstrated Ubuntu to who have later moved over have been impressed 
and pretty much all stuck with Ubuntu.


* Same applies for OS/2, and MacOS, they weren't brown either.

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