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Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby tdockery97 on Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:23 am

Just came accross this while reading Distrowatch: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/08/ubun ... paper.html

I didn't see one positive comment, but makes for hilarious reading.
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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby Robin on Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:17 pm

When I first saw the title of this thread, my first impulse was to get ready to prepare a scolding rant, "If you use Linux Mint, you are using Ubuntu like it or not, and you oughtta be grateful for Ubuntu, blah blah blah..."

Then I saw the link. Oh. My. Gosh.

The last time I saw a specimen like that, they had to shoot the poor critter. It looks like who did it and ran. That's gotta be a joke! It's gotta be!

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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby jesica on Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:21 am

that looks awefull :shock:
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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby randomizer on Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:39 am

I hated the Lucid background, but this looks like something I would be able to make. That's not a good thing.
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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby cra1g321 on Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:37 am

Apparently Mark Shuttleworth made a post somewhere that they are or are thinking of changing it as the default wallpaper. So it may not be the default wallpaper.
Its really ugly imo
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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby Susu on Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:11 am

But there are lots of beautiful wallpaper in Maverick. The default is indeed ugly...
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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby tdockery97 on Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:07 pm

Apparently Mr. S. doesn't like criticism because all those comments were removed. I checked the release page and that is indeed the wallpaper they show.
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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby MALsPa on Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:14 pm

Ugly, but who keeps the default wallpaper? It's always one of the first things I change in any distro.
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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby tdockery97 on Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:04 pm

MALsPa wrote:Ugly, but who keeps the default wallpaper? It's always one of the first things I change in any distro.

Me too, even with Mint. But you know newbies...They look at the release announcements of various distros, and many times go by first impression because they think it looks cool. :roll:
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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby MALsPa on Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:26 pm

tdockery97 wrote:But you know newbies...They look at the release announcements of various distros, and many times go by first impression because they think it looks cool. :roll:


I wonder how many newbies do that. I never did. I don't remember keeping the default wallpaper when I was a Windows user, either.
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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby randomizer on Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:03 pm

MALsPa wrote:Ugly, but who keeps the default wallpaper? It's always one of the first things I change in any distro.

But why does it need to be ugly just because people change it? Why not make a nice one that people can change? They forever talk about making everything look "polished" and "professional" yet the first thing a new users sees is some purple gradient with orange blotches on it. All this effort has gone into "fixing" Ubiquity to make it seem polished (and seemingly more complex and confusing for Maverick), including the slideshow giving an overview of the system, and yet something as simple as a background gets made with 30 seconds of using random tools in GIMP.
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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby MALsPa on Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:38 am

Well, somebody thought it looked good! LOL! Anyway, from what I've heard, it might not end up being the default wallpaper.

Sometimes I think Ubuntu does things like this to stir up more publicity. Sure gets people talking!

It cracks me up how people get so worked up about a default wallpaper, though.

I don't know, I just can't see how disliking a distro's default wallpaper is enough to keep a person from using that distro, But I was taught to never judge a book by its cover! :lol:
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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby randomizer on Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:42 am

I agree that it isn't a big issue. But I do think that if polish is what they are after then they shouldn't put all this work into redesigning Ubiquity and USC and leave out something as simple as the desktop background. Heck they could just pick one of the photos they ship along with it instead and it would look much better. Moreover, there's little to differentiate this background from Lucid's except the completely out-of-place orange blotches.
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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby simpleblue on Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:46 pm

I know it's easy to overlook the wallpaper as just wallpaper, but it is very important. People, like noobs and current windows/mac users, add this into the mix of their first impressions. And although it's not likely to cause a make or break type type situation, it certainly adds to the overall feel of the OS.

A system so advanced, flexible and powerful as Ubuntu needs a wallpaper worthy, which would be a very tough find, considering it's such a great system. I think that a little translucent addition to the menu and some animation would help to spice things up. It's 2010 and it's becoming the standard.
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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby Rudemeister on Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:52 am

I agree, the default setup is ugly. But I also hate the name. It sounds so crude.
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Re: Why I Don't Use Ubuntu!

Postby pongo on Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:02 pm

The thing about ugly wall paper is that lots and lots of people will never change it.

I remember visiting offices at the university I'm delighted to be retired from (faculty and staff, users probably more computer-literate than at the average warehousing business) and noticing that the vast majority were using the default XP hop-field-in-Oregon thing. It can't be that they all just loved that wall paper or were fanatical Henry's drinkers....

A tiny minority had pictures of their cats or kids or of somewhere they had been on vacation as wall paper. The techies tended to have something interesting, some of it not pleasing to bluenoses.

I'm running the Maverick beta right now with the ugly default just because I'm interested to see if updates will change it. It all works pretty well for me. I find Mint to be more to my taste though; less fooling around to make it work the way I like. I installed the Debian edition on another disk, and it seems good too, but I don't have anything against Ubuntu and think I'll stick with normal Mint and use all my 8 GB of memory.
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