Developers at ubuntu are brain storming new concepts and ideas to design a brand new looks for the next installation of debian-based linux operating system called “Hardy Heron”. I think ubuntu here is taking the right direction, and being somewhat of a trend-makers by now; ubuntu would be the perfect candidate to release first heavily customized version of the Gnome. Too many popular Linux Distros looks too much the same in default setting, other than the obvious distro-specific wallpapers and different window-frame colors they all look the same. I think I speak for most Linux enthusiast about the need for a change in looks.
For more pictures and detailed discussion about the new concept design check out ubuntu wiki: