jozmak at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 17:31:16 UTC 2006
On 6/19/06, Vincent <imnotb at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd say it's best if we show we are based on the same. After all, the
> names end in *buntu for a reason - they're similar, so why shouldn't the
> artwork be?
Here, one of the ideas is to develop a personality for the distro. That both
ubuntu and xubuntu have the same underlying code base doesn't mean that they
should be lookalikes. Brothers and sisters have a similar genetic make up,
yet most of the time, they develop distinct personalities.
The other thing is functionality. Using different visuals for the desktop
can aid users accomplish their tasks more efficiently.
Look and feel has marketing value as well. A well thought out interface
helps the product stick out from the crowd. It can make it attractive among
users. Think about the first imacs. It was those garish colors that made
them hip among consumers creating that buying craze that, in fact, helped
Apple escaping from bankruptcy.
I hope this has clarified some of the reasons behind the idea. But there are
many others as well.
On 6/19/06, j Mak <joz_mak at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > On the art mailing list there is a debate has been going on about the future directions
> > of the various ubuntu flavors, in terms of look and feel. Some suggested that the flavors
> > should be somehow lined up to have a kind of similarish look. Though, these ideas are still
> > blurry but the kubuntu people have already declared that they will follow their own path,
> > independent of the ubuntu direction.
> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KubuntuArtworkParadigm/
> > I've also argued that making the distros kind of similar would deprive them from developing
> > their own identity that ultimately would result boredom. I agree very much with the kubuntu
> > guys that the ubuntu, kubuntu and xubuntu have to develop independently, which doesn't mean
> > that certain underlying ideas shouldn't be aligned. Distinctness would have beneficial effects
> > by offering diversity and multiple looks for users.
> > So far I got positive feedback; I wonder what you guys think.
> > J. Mak
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