When Canonical’s “Self-Appointed Benevolent Dictator for Life”, Mark Shuttleworth, announced the new branding of Ubuntu, many asked him if there is going to be new branding for other Ubuntu-derivatives like Kubuntu. Shuttleworth replied that there will be new brandings and that the designers at Canonical are working on that.
Now, a part of the new branding for Kubuntu 10.04 and Lubuntu 10.04 has emerged with the release of the new plymouth themes for both of them. Sadly, the new theme has not come in Xubuntu 10.04 yet.
The new plymouth themes in both Kubuntu and Lubuntu are identical in design to that of Ubuntu. The only difference is the logo and the color.
Here are the new plymouth themes for Kubuntu and Lubuntu:
The Kubuntu plymouth theme is not final. As part of the new branding, new logos are being designed for Kubuntu. When the new logos are available, the logo that is used in the plymouth theme right now will be replaced by the new logo.
The some decisions of the Canonical design team regarding the Ubuntu branding did not go down very well with certain sections of the Ubuntu community. When the news of the new Kubuntu branding emerged, certain sections of the community has already started raising concerns if the design team will make those same decisions for Kubuntu as well.