[kwlug-disc] First observations on Lucid Lynx

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Sun May 2 11:22:13 EDT 2010


Rob Day sez:

>i just don't see a compelling  
> reason to have a partially transparent terminal session as the default  
> in a fresh install.

Because they can.  By setting the defaults to gratutious UI pr0n, people
who might not otherwise know about these capabilities get to see them
first-hand.  Then they can say to their Windows-using friends "Aero? Ha!
With Ubuntu Lucid Lynx >I< get Transparent Aubergine Backgrounds In
Terminal Application Windows. Nyah, nyah!"

Somebody should trademark TABITAW...

--Bob.


On Sun, 2010-05-02 at 09:14 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 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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