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New Theme For Ubuntu 10.04 – Human Theme Dropped

I wake up – rather late – to some awesome, awesome news. I’ll use the age-old art of pictures to share it with you: -

New Theme
In an YouTube interview with the Dell “vlog” recorded just yesterday Mark Shuttleworth revealed that a brand spanking new ‘light’ theme will becoming the new default theme in Ubuntu, replacing the 5 year old Human theme.

The snippet from the interview:

We’ll have some new styling which is going to be the starting point of another five year view. We’ve been Human for the last five years and now we’re going to be light oriented.

See Ya Human!
This is pretty awesome news for the Human haters out there. Personally i had just started using it as default along with the awesome Homosapien metacity, but I’m stoked a new look is on the horizon.

But what could it be?

As the ever awesome MadsRH pointed out in his blog post on the same thing earlier: there are no “artwork drops” planned for Lucid and the user interface freeze is literally right around the corner.

My money is on something from the fingertips of the super talented Dan Rabbit rocking up as default ;)