Fedora art post F7

Now, what's with the artwork for Fedora recently? I've been looking at some of my old screenshots of RH9 and FC1 and they left me wondering… why did the old version look so much more clean, neat and professional than the new versions?

Balloons everywhere?

Now, I've got nothing against air balloons, but it's hardly the most professional of images to be the default for rhgb, GDM, grub, and the default wallpaper. What about some sleek new lines for F8?

The cynic inside of me would say that RHEL is kept more professional as it's not the product that being given away for free. Also, some of the Echo icons are nice, but I really think the Tango theme is much more professional. Comments?

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

One thought on “Fedora art post F7”

  1. Isn't Fedora positioned more as the community-driven distro to RHEL's professional look-and-feel? Is “professional” part of Fedora's creed somehow, apart from their ties to Red Hat?

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