Ubuntu Power User Branding Winner

Last week the PowerUser community ran a poll to decide the new logo/branding for our community and the submission by Thorsten Wilms was selected as the winner. Many thanks to Thorsten and all the other people who submitted artwork, they were all fantastic.


PowerUsers Logo

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Ubuntu Power User Branding Poll

We have had a ton of submissions for the branding of the Ubuntu Power User community. I invite the Power user and wider Ubuntu community to vote for the branding we will use.

The entries can view on the wiki.

Vote for your two favorite logos

Ubuntu Power User Branding Poll

  • Logo 11 - Thorsten Wilms (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerUsers/LogoSubmission?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=powerusers_tw.png) (37%, 56 Votes)
  • Logo 04 - crazedpsyc (http://crazedpsyc.github.com/ubuntu-power-users6.png) (33%, 49 Votes)
  • Logo 01 - crazedpsyc (http://crazedpsyc.github.com/ubuntu-power-wrench-head.svg) (27%, 40 Votes)
  • Logo 03 - crazedpsyc (http://crazedpsyc.github.com/ubuntu-power-users4.png) (13%, 19 Votes)
  • Logo 08 - Alexander Grundner (http://twitpic.com/show/large/509hhl) (9%, 13 Votes)
  • Logo 10 - Aman Thethy (http://ubuntuone.com/p/uet) (9%, 13 Votes)
  • Logo 06 - DaithiF (http://public.dpfy.co.uk/powerdrill.svg) (6%, 9 Votes)
  • Logo 07 - Martin Owens (http://doctormo.deviantart.com/art/Ubuntu-Power-Users-209613338) (5%, 7 Votes)
  • Logo 02 - Őry, Máté (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26288077/power.svg) (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Logo 05 - Daniel Morrison (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3796005/Hammer.png) (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Logo 09 - Aman Thethy (http://ubuntuone.com/p/ueu) (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 150

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The poll will close 24 May 2011 at 11:59:59 PM MST (UTC -7).

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Power User Branding

Ubuntu Power Users

The Ubuntu Power Users community is work on branding and logo for the team. If you are budding artist and would like to contribute, please our wiki page for more details.

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Ubuntu Power Users: Getting the most from Ubuntu

A few days ago “The Internet’s” Jono Bacon posted on his blog an idea to create a Ubuntu Power User community, to help people get the most of their Ubuntu experience. I have to agree that this is a good idea. The Ubuntu devs and design team work hard to make to Ubuntu Linux the best experience it can be for new users, and we need to do this if we want widespread adoption of Ubuntu. 200 million users… Yes we can!!!

The problem is many of us want more out of our Ubuntu experience than the base Ubuntu install can give us. We want to take the Ubuntu and tweak it and make it our own. A Power User is someone who likes to tweak the user interface, is not afraid of changing the default settings or install useful extensions. But a Power User doesn’t necessary need to know how to code or compile a package from source code. A Power User is just a user… with power [1].

So with the this call to arms, the Ubuntu Power User community was created. This group foundations are still being built, but we do have some goals for the next release cycle of Ubuntu.

1. Documentation of existing tools and tweak: This team could a central repository documentation of useful tools, tweaks, and configuration utilities for the desktop, kernel, and other parts of Ubuntu Linux. This can can help sort the safe and useful tools from tools and tweak that could cause unforeseen harm someone’s Ubuntu Linux install.

2. Provide tools: The long term would be getting some of the most useful tools and tweaks upsteamed into the Ubuntu default install. Unity quicklist are a good example of low hanging fruit that many power users use, but would still be useful in the Ubuntu default install. Also the Power User community could work developers of such great tools as Ubuntu Tweak, Gunity, and others to give them feedback on their projects and help make this tools more a part of the wider Ubuntu community with the goal creating a ultimate configuration tool or kitchen sink app for the more advanced users of Ubuntu.

If you are interested in joining this community, check out our Launchpad team (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-power-users), Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerUsers), Mailing List (https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-power-users), and IRC channel (http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-power-users). We will soon start having regular IRC meetings to further define our goals and purpose in the Ubuntu community.

[1] Who is a Power User? – https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerUsers/

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