Turns out Popeye is the guy from the Ubuntu UK Linux Podcast and not somebody at Canonical. Sorry Popeye, had you confused with a Shuttleworth minion for a brief while. Waking up to the new reality — Ubuntu has a new crappy logo or the old one got bent out of shape after a tussle between Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds isn’t as bad as it seems. The reason is the leap of faith necessary to become the world’s first Maroon distribution!
There I was thinking black was out and Ubuntu was not only on weightwatchers but into Fanta Orange and Orange Tang in a big way, when along comes Fanta Grape, no kidding. Designer Chris Jones has a bubbly method in his soda madness.
Chris, I love the new Maroon aka Aubergine CD cover, wallpapers and boot screen, but can’t say I’m mad about the emerging Lucid Gold and Charcoal themes in combination but don’t quote me, I could be wrong, more detail and the new Murrine engine could make a huge difference if we get the shading right. Word of advice – stay away from Gold, Greysville is a lot better than Yellow. In other words, lets have a Snow Leopard Lynx option even if it kills us.