shutdown compared ubuntu vs fedora

Andreas Nilsson nisses.mail at
Sat May 19 10:47:44 UTC 2007

Valent Turkovic wrote:
> Hi. I started a thread on fedora-desktop mailing list and they
> suggested you also get involved you I joined this list also. Here are
> some of the key points from thread going on fedora-desktop mailing
> list.
> Please look at the video:
> Matthias Clasen:
>> The logout dialog is one of the best-hated derivations from upstream
>> that you can find in Ubuntu.
> Hated by whom? And why? Can you explain a bit?
Hi Valent!
Funny thing is that some people have asked the Ubuntu dialog to be 
replaced by the one used in SLED 10 SP1. :) [1]

Sorry, but the current logout/shutdown/whatever dialog in Ubuntu is 
quite bad and mostly just a copy of the one used in WinXP, but with some 
more crack added. These actions can and must be designed in a better 
way, putting some shiny graphics there won't do much help.

Some interesting reading on the subject can be found by Joel [2], Moishe 
[3] and Arno [4]

Regarding the symbols used in the Ubuntu I find most, if not all of them 
a bit weird. The button used for hibernate looks the same as the one I 
press when I start my Dell laptop in the morning. Ubuntu's sleep symbol 
looks the same, but use another color.
I therefore find it a bit confusing when the words and symbols used 
conflict. What do I trust, the symbol or the verb?


- Andreas

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