So, what has been changed? Everything! Canonical will use a new font style for their logos, new banners, a new design for the ubuntu.com website & for the freely available Ubuntu CDs, and, last but not least, a whole-new look for the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating system. The new style is called "Light." Why? Because...
"We're drawn to Light because it denotes both warmth and clarity, and intrigued by the idea that ‘light’ is a good value in software. Good software is ‘light’ in the sense that it uses your resources efficiently, runs quickly, and can easily be reshaped as needed. Ubuntu represents a break with the bloatware of proprietary operating systems and an opportunity to delight to those who use computers for work and play. More and more of our communications are powered by light, and in [the] future, our processing power will depend on our ability to work with light, too. Visually, light is beautiful, light is ethereal, light brings clarity and comfort."
Without any further introduction, we will let you now take a first look at the fresh and light, new Ubuntu branding and themes!
The new Ubuntu font and revamped logo
The new dark and light themes in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
The new boot splash for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
To find out more about the new Ubuntu branding and see other artwork, please check its official wiki page!
Being an LTS (Long Term Support) release, Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) will be definitely stable, reliable and now... a good-looking open source operating system! The main plans are to make Ubuntu 10.04 LTS a bug-free operating system and bring quality improvements to the user interface, boot and installation experience, and top-notch hardware support. Another essential goal for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) will be to improve the startup speed to a 10-second boot!
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) will be the 12th release of the Ubuntu operating system. At the moment, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is in an Alpha state. Make sure that you visit our website on March 18th, when we will unveil the first Beta version of the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, due for release in late April this year!
Ubuntu is a Linux-based operating system for your desktop or server, with a fast and easy install process, regular releases and updates, a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default, every other package you can imagine available from the software repositories, and professional technical support from Canonical Ltd. and hundreds of other companies around the world.