"We, at MakeTechEasier have not been slacking around. With the
release of the 9.10 beta, we have grabbed the LiveCD image, wipe
our machines clean and installed the full version onto it. Now, let
us present you the screenshots tour (and new features) review of
Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 beta.
"New boot screen
The first thing that you will notice is the new splash screen.
Unlike all previous splash screens that are in black, it comes with
a brown gradient and white font color. It definitely looks much
polished and refined than all all its previous reincarnations.
"New login screen
No fancy stuff here. The login architecture was rewritten to
provide a better integration with the system. Despite the simple
design, one good thing here is that you don’t to type in your
username anymore. Simply click on the respective user entry and
type in the password."