[kwlug-disc] First observations on Lucid Lynx

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Sun May 2 09:14:08 EDT 2010


Quoting Richard Weait <richard at weait.com>:

> On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 7:33 AM, Robert P. J. Day   
> <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
>>  After a delightfully social evening at Kwartzlab and test installing the
>> new Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Desktop version a couple times, some thoughts:
>>
>> * Aubergine?  For the love of God, AUBERGINE!?  What the hell, man?  I'm
>> waiting for Ashton Kutcher to jump out from behind my monitor.  Yeesh.  But
>> it's worse than that.  After the install, the terminal client also comes up
>> with an aubergine background, but it's partly *transparent* so you can read
>> what's behind the terminal window.  What's the rationale for *that*
>> decision?
>
> Really?  That's the first impression you took from Lucid?  I'm
> surprised that you "Went all GUI" and found yourself in such an
> inescapable mess.  Have a look at >> System >> Preferences >>
> Appearance, and then the Themes tab.  Perhaps you'll find something
> more to your liking there.  These F/LOSS systems are kind of neat.
> They let you change things.  ;-)

   i realize it's easy enough to change, i just don't see a compelling  
reason to have a partially transparent terminal session as the default  
in a fresh install.

rday






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