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    A non-traditional question to women ...

    First, about me. I'm 20 and male and a college student. I am getting a laptop very soon. Of course, I kinda liked GNOME (even though I think KDE is more polished, but GNOME comes with less things that I will never use).

    I started thinking of how to make the GNOME desktop and such look nice. Then it came to the topic of the wallpaper. From my nature, I want to have a pretty woman on it ... that got me thinking in term to what do women want displayed on their desktop ...

    I know for sure that men without an interest into one particular field don't mind 3 things:
    -Hot women (models, actresses, girlfriends, wives, etc.)
    -Cars (I am partial to the Mini Cooper since finding parking with it seems easy. )
    -BFG (Big ... Guns, again, I am partial to the Barrel M82A )

    But the question remains ... what do women want to stare at (or show off?) on their desktop without many apps running on it?

    I was also thinking, what about a 'Ubuntu Beautification Project' which involves creating GNOME Themes (most likely based on the ones available at gnome-look.org) or GDM themes or Ubuntu Splash Screens or some such.

    Let's make Ubuntu not only a 'Linux for Human Beings' but also 'Linux for Men and Women' ... do the same for kids? (I'm sure they don't mind Spongebob or Fairly Odd Parents).

    PS: Ubuntu needs to be a 'Linux for People' ... people don't like the ugly default GNOME. (By 'people' (all lower case) I mean myself).

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    Re: A non-traditional question to women ...

    Quote Originally Posted by slavik
    I know for sure that men without an interest into one particular field don't mind 3 things:
    -Hot women (models, actresses, girlfriends, wives, etc.)
    -Cars (I am partial to the Mini Cooper since finding parking with it seems easy. )
    -BFG (Big ... Guns, again, I am partial to the Barrel M82A )
    I realize you're talking about typical men, but I just wanted to point out that I don't fit into your characterization of men at all. I consider my wife hot, but I still put a picture of our cat on the desktop, and I couldn't care less about cars or guns... and definitely would not put them on my desktop. Again, maybe I'm atypical, but...

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    Re: A non-traditional question to women ...

    I said that you 'wouldn't mind'. (not to be confused with 'prefer')

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    Re: A non-traditional question to women ...

    Quote Originally Posted by slavik
    I said that you 'wouldn't mind'. (not to be confused with 'prefer')
    I actually would mind, though. I realize most men wouldn't, though--I'll concede as much.

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    Re: A non-traditional question to women ...

    Alright.

    I shall start of by classifying myself as a 'non-standard' woman (I could not care less for Tom Cruise on the desktop for example).

    What do I use for wallpaper? I've had many a fantasy oriented wallpaper (unicrons mostly), I've used holiday snaps of myself or my (now sadly ex-)boyfriend, or landscape images that i like.

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    Re: A non-traditional question to women ...

    I know for sure that men without an interest into one particular field don't mind 3 things:
    -Hot women (models, actresses, girlfriends, wives, etc.)
    -Cars (I am partial to the Mini Cooper since finding parking with it seems easy. )
    -BFG (Big ... Guns, again, I am partial to the Barrel M82A )
    i find that comment to be incredibly sexist and offensive. Most men i know (including myself) would be very offended by all 3 of those things, especially the objectification of womyn.

    maybe you should consider avoiding stereotypes and such broad generalizations

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    Re: A non-traditional question to women ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Syntax13
    i find that comment to be incredibly sexist and offensive. Most men i know (including myself) would be very offended by all 3 of those things, especially the objectification of womyn.

    maybe you should consider avoiding stereotypes and such broad generalizations
    To defend the thread author. I don't think he ment it to generalize all. Rater that most men like these things. I for one do like classy chick pictures on the desktop aswell as cars. When I think about it I believe about 90% of the guys I know like these kind of pictures/backgrouds.

    To bad you couldn't see the humor in the post.

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    Re: A non-traditional question to women ...

    Quote Originally Posted by strips
    To bad you couldn't see the humor in the post.
    The original post was intended to be funny?

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    Re: A non-traditional question to women ...

    I have a horizontal light-blue to dark-blue gradient on my desktop... so what gender does that make me?

    But onto seriousness now: My sister would probably have a Claude Monet as her desktop picture, if she had a computer. Or possibly a real photo of a beautiful landscape.

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    Re: A non-traditional question to women ...

    Cool thread....I've never even seen this section of the forum before.

    Right now I have a beautiful pic of African landscape from http://interfacelift.com I can't pimp that site enough. Just beautiful, unbranded, high resolution wallpapers (1920x1200 wide here) all free for the taking. I've also been known to have pics of cars (Honda S2000, I WANT!!) and my boyfriend.

    I'm a 19 yr old male that can't wait for college to be over.

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