I’ve had this discussion a couple of times with some friends about which looks better: Ubuntu or Fedora. So, I decided to take a poll from my readers, and see what you think. Which vendor does a better job at artwork? I’ve provided screenshots of the default wallpaper for each release on both distributions. Now, you may be asking, “Why not [insert your favorite distro here]?” Frankly, because if I were to meet everyone’s needs in that regard, this would be a very large post, and it wouldn’t change your biased mind anyway. Also, the discussion my friends and I have had in the past were Ubuntu vs. Fedora, not Ubuntu vs. Fedora vs. Arch vs. Mandriva vs. Debian vs. etc., etc., etc.
Lastly, both distributions have done a solid job in artwork and look-and-feel for their operating system. No doubt. However, there have been some bumpy roads with both as well. For example, I love the latest default wallpapers for the past two releases on both distributions. However, Fedora Core 6 isn’t a solid wallpaper, and neither is Ubuntu 6.06. Those who know me, know I’m not a fan of the Human theme that is default in Ubuntu either. But, the latest Fedora theme isn’t any better in my eyes as well. So, what are your opinions? What do you think about the artwork between the two biggest GNU/Linux distributors? Share you judgments in the comments below.
Click on an image to see an uncropped larger image. All images are in order of release from oldest to newest. Hover your mouse over the image to see the release info.