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Ubuntu has just released the results of their design team's rebrand. You can read more here:

Any comments? I've heard a range from love to "it's a confused steve envy" so far..

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec):
I had a quick look and my first impression was 'I like that' but after consideration, I think it was just the purple wallpaper that I liked... 'I' consider it a step sideways (never liked brown anyway), and its panel colour scheme now looks similar to Mint (which I use), as for the logos... they seem a bit bland... ok maybe bland 'lite'  :)

Mad Penguin:
Hmm, I can't help thinking that Mr Shuttleworth is a little bit too 'full of himself'.
They've added a new default theme .. whoopie do!   ;)

I'm thinking this highlights the generic lack of working themes supplied by Ubuntu .. (!)

I'm still waiting for critical bug fixes for 9.10 so I'm not "too" worried about 10.4 just yet;

1. X memory usage, I had to restart my box last night because memory usage reached 3G with no apps running (!)
2. Compiz don't work properly on an Nvidia card with multiple screens - it tends to crash X
3. Not sure if this is fixed, but until very recently every FF upgrade was screwing flash requiring a flash remove / re-add
4. virt-manager, the desktop and server distro's (for 9.10) use different versions (!)
5. Empathy to replace pidgin - doesn't work properly / very well and video support doesn't work
6. There's a massive memory leak in Google Chrome for Linux, you can hit 1G memory usage for a tab within 3 minutes of using one Google's own chart vizualization demo pages.

Mad Penguin:
Incidentally, Mr Shuttlewordth's motd reads;

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return"

- This a quote from a man who came up with lots of ideas about flight .. but never flew ...   :-X

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec):
Shall we take it that Mark Shuttleworth is not on your Christmas card list then, and probably shouldn't spend too much time waiting for one?  :D


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