Pascal's TechBlog

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Corporate Branding

One of the things I quickly noticed about Ubuntu (and most Linux distributions in general), is that they don't allow for much corporate branding.

Microsoft Windows has had this capability since '95 (IIRC), just place a bitmap called oemlogo.bmp and a textfile called oeminfo.ini into C:\Windows\System and voila...

GNOME doesn't have anything which allows something like this... This could easily be implemented in the 'System' menu, with a menu called 'About Compaq', or the likes...
A simpler way to do something like this would be to modify the GDM greeter, so I fiddled a bit with the Ubuntu Human theme and an official ATI logo:


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