Artwork packages

Harold Aling h.aling at
Wed Feb 21 08:31:52 UTC 2007

Jelle de Jong wrote:
> Hoi Jmak,
> Thank you for your work, really appreciated. First of all don't take
> this personal. I look all the artwork, and it did not attract me,
> personal opinion.
Second that...
> The Logo is ok, i can life with that.
> GDM Login: the letters xubuntu does not match the logo, the colors are
> to light.
> Usplash 1024: I think the letters are to bold and not very shiny.
> Advise:
> Can you some research fo xubuntu and getter all the usplash screens of
> the ubuntu destro's and zenwalk, fedora, redhat, suse, dreamlinux, ms
> vista and some other popular distributions.
> Than put them on a wiki, then we can see what we like and don't like
> about them. And get some direction on what would be a very nice usplash
> artwork.
I can agree that Xubuntu needs to look -at least- a bit like Ubuntu, but 
I really dislike both the current and future artwork (as posted on the 

The splash theme is the first thing a user will see and it's not very 
'artistic' at the moment...

Take SAM Linux for example[1]. They have a really nice, unified, full 
screen and 'fresh' default theme/branding going on! From a graphical 
grub to the desktop in one unified color setting.

"Press escape (or F2) for verbose mode" during boot is also something I 
really, really miss in *ubuntu. IMHO is this a necessity as it can 
automatically switch to verbose mode on error/warning...


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