Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid's Theme
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 30 September 2008 at 12:39 PM EDT. 31 Comments
Ubuntu users were promised a radical new desktop theme with Ubuntu 8.04 and then that ended up getting postponed to the upcoming 8.10 release (a.k.a. the Intrepid Ibex). There was a new brown theme that had appeared early on in Intrepid but many users were dissatisfied with this work and Canonical ended up reverting the theme to that of Ubuntu 8.04 and earlier. Though with the Intrepid artwork final deadline passing last week, what does the desktop look like in the Ubuntu 8.10 Beta release due out this week? Here are some screenshots.


These screenshots were taken from the Ubuntu daily LiveCD spin on the 30th of September. As you can see, there is a new default wallpaper but beyond that there is pretty much the standard Ubuntu Human theme. We feel at least that this wallpaper is a regression in Ubuntu's artwork and much better alternatives can be found on the Ubuntu art mailing list and elsewhere. Other artwork proposals can also be found on the Ubuntu Intrepid Artwork Wiki.


The Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" Beta release is expected this Thursday, October 2nd. It will feature the GNOME 2.24 packages and various other enhancements.
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