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  • grok
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    No comment on the icons but it's funny to see a Firefox 56 in there even though it will be deprecated in like a couple weeks, such that the browser will have a whole another GUI.

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  • irate.overlord
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    Originally posted by ethana2 View Post
    Yeah, if you're shipping the OS preinstalled on hardware that you're selling, I'd definitely think you could do some ClearLinux-like optimizations, and on top of that even compile the kernel with an eye towards what hardware the laptop might or might not include. I think that stuff like that would actually be the biggest case for leaving the original OS on there. I could see myself buying a system76 machine to support the company, like I did with my Inspiron 1420N with Dell, and next OS cycle just going with generic Ubuntu or Kubuntu or Fedora or whatever because why not-- hardware-specific optimization would be the biggest case for me sticking with the same OS.
    Yeah! That is a good way to actually add value when you make your own distro. Just have a new theme and some different defaults? Yawn, you could do that with one package and some config files.

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  • irate.overlord
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    I don't understand why everyone wants to make their own distro that is oh so close to the one it is derived from. Are they still using the Ubuntu repositories? Will it be possible to use the newest graphics drivers? Why can't they just install an additional PPA (or the equivalent, if they don't use Ubuntu as a base) with one package, that contains all of your customizations and call it a day?

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  • theghost
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    Originally posted by awesz View Post

    Remember when themes/icons had depth and contrast? Those were the days.
    Remember this guy? http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/...e-496927-2.jpg
    Too my mind one of the worst themes ever regarding constrast and readability. No wonder it didn't work out...

    Maybe designers should read at first: http://contrastrebellion.com/

    Off-topic: What a mess is this vBulletin crap? Why am I not allowed to post image attachments...

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  • Apopas
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    Originally posted by Cerberus View Post
    Another very well done theme is Gnome Shell theme United Gnome, transparency, fonts, outlines all of that is extremely well balanced making it probably the best Gnome Shell theme ever, it is both modern, pretty and very readable.
    Meh I just tried it and ditched it immediately. Pretty ugly!

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  • ethana2
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    Yeah, if you're shipping the OS preinstalled on hardware that you're selling, I'd definitely think you could do some ClearLinux-like optimizations, and on top of that even compile the kernel with an eye towards what hardware the laptop might or might not include. I think that stuff like that would actually be the biggest case for leaving the original OS on there. I could see myself buying a system76 machine to support the company, like I did with my Inspiron 1420N with Dell, and next OS cycle just going with generic Ubuntu or Kubuntu or Fedora or whatever because why not-- hardware-specific optimization would be the biggest case for me sticking with the same OS.

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  • sarmad
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    Originally posted by audi.rs4 View Post
    Why is it they to have created there own Software app? Didn't Canonical do this and then switch back to using just the Gnome Software app? Other than that, it looks like a nice theme. Wish though that is really all it was.
    I don't think they created their own Software app. I remember reading that they are picking the app store from Elementary OS or something. I haven't tried it to compare it against Gnome Software, but Gnome Software does indeed need to be replaced with something that actually works.

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  • audi.rs4
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    Why is it they to have created there own Software app? Didn't Canonical do this and then switch back to using just the Gnome Software app? Other than that, it looks like a nice theme. Wish though that is really all it was.

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  • LinuxID10T
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    Typo?
    No, that is definitely correct. Was in robitics club, can confirm...

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  • tweak42
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    Originally posted by bug77 View Post
    Well, at least they didn't botched it right out the door. Let's hope they started safe and they'll improve in the future. The world could use a noob-friendly distro even if it doesn't cater to the tinkerers here on Phoronix.
    ^^This

    Though I will point out there are a bunches of noob-friendly distros in the wild, just none shipping preloaded aimed at non-tech customers (well unless you count ChromeOS devices).

    My initial reaction to the name was it's dumb. But from a marketing perspective it's clever and memorable. I see where they are going with this I'm just not the target demographic.

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