shiny desktop, anyone?

Valent Turkovic valent.turkovic at
Mon May 28 13:53:32 UTC 2007

On 5/23/07, Matthias Clasen <mclasen at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-23 at 16:39 +0800, Ken YANG wrote:
> > as we see, suse 10.2 has the animation grub, it looks good.
> >
> > can fedora has this kind of grub?
> >
> We (the desktop team) hope to get rid of the grub menu in the default
> boot sequence instead of making it nicer. See

Great! Go desktop team, go! :)

I really believe that presentation of linux is one of the most
important things... it must be shiny and preeeeety :) Nice kernel
hacks and speedups are nice... but those are things that most desktop
users don't care and don't know even exist... but they know good
interface and nice boot grub screen when they see one.

So please make grub as nice as possible... the test of Fedora is
really nice... I really like it graphically wise.

I can only share one comment of my apple osx friend who was an ex
windows user after installing Fedora 6:

"This looks like windows 98."

And when I looked it from his perspective I saw he was right. Don't
get me wrong I love Fedora theme... but when windows looks like osx I
think Fedora needs also a little polish to make it shine...

I saw UbuntuStudio theme, that is an other extreme... but still a good
try. It is too dark an a bit too shiny... but I guess that that is
what users expect to see.

Just my 2c.

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