This blog at thetechlounge compares Vista and Ubuntu's eye candy.
Read it here – they somewhat like Ubuntu:
One of my first priorities after getting Ubuntu up and running was to make it sexy. Damn sexy. OS X has spoiled me, and I need my eye candy. Unlike the limited skinning options with Windows (Windows Blinds or hacking the uxtheme.dll), you can actually replace the desktop environment, the window manager, file manager and a number of other applications with Linux. Say I don't like the Gnome desktop environment… I can just install another. If you have one, you can install the other and decide which you want to use when you login. Mezzo, for example, disposes of the idea that the desktop is just another folder as well as nested menus, attempting to simplify the experience. I am sticking with Gnome at the moment but am curious to see what the others have to offer. Then there is the window manager…