When was the last time that you last paid any attention to the Ubuntu boot experience?

Chances are it wasn’t recently. Ubuntu’s boot screen is nice enough and, if you’re on a recent computer, pretty quick, too.

But could it be improved?

‘Better experience’

Mir – Ubuntu’s forthcoming display-server – thinks that part of the boot process could be made technically better. Amongst the benefits it’ll bring will be a smoother handover from loading screen to login screen.

But what about the look? What about the boot manager? Could any of this be styled better?

Lucas Romero Di Benedetto thinks so. He’s put together an animated mock-up of how his ideal Ubuntu boot experience would look.

It might not be entirely feasible to recreate due to the way the process is structured, but it’s certainly a thought in the right direction.

Idea Video bootsplash mockups