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JeffS
January 25th, 2005, 06:46 PM
In the spirit of the "where are you from" thread, which was quite cool, I thought it might be good for everyone to share there gender and age.

It's interesting to see what age groups are using Linux/Ubuntu, as well has how many males/females are using it.

I'll start it off.

I'm male, and I just turned 40 last month. 8-)

Lynx
January 25th, 2005, 07:25 PM
I am male, I will be 20 in march

Artificial Intelligence
January 25th, 2005, 07:33 PM
27/male/Denmark

fng
January 25th, 2005, 07:41 PM
male/24/Belgium

dare2dreamer
January 25th, 2005, 07:48 PM
Wow, this may be the first time something that wasn't an irc porn-bot asked me for my A/S/L. :-)

32, irrevocably male and in Dallas, TX for the record.

poofyhairguy
January 25th, 2005, 07:49 PM
In the spirit of the "where are you from" thread, which was quite cool, I thought it might be good for everyone to share there gender and age.


Sure.

I'm a 22 year old male from Texas.

Yukonjack
January 25th, 2005, 08:14 PM
Male 45
<--location

saBrEwolf
January 25th, 2005, 08:40 PM
Male, 17, England

**Edit**I have my whole family using Ubuntu. :)
The only person who I don't think has used it yet is my nan, but then again she doesn't get along with her video player (but she does with the DVD, surprisingly)

Spif
January 25th, 2005, 08:53 PM
Male/17/Denmark

martyr
January 25th, 2005, 08:54 PM
Male, 16, Germany

BWF89
January 25th, 2005, 09:13 PM
Male/15/Pennsylvainia USA

Rule
January 25th, 2005, 10:09 PM
Male/19/Vancouver, Canada

DirtDawg
January 25th, 2005, 10:14 PM
Man-boy / Twenty-9 / Portland Oregon, USA

thorhr
January 25th, 2005, 10:27 PM
male,64,ohio,usa :D

rider343
January 25th, 2005, 11:03 PM
Male, 35, Brasil

dare2dreamer
January 26th, 2005, 12:19 AM
Sure.

I'm a 22 year old male from Texas.

Where in Texas? I've got a few Ubuntu converts here in Dallas, maybe we can have a meet and greet. :-)

machiner
January 26th, 2005, 12:33 AM
37 years, 5 months, and 10 days old
male

now you know my birthday -- I like perugina chocolate or Bass Ale.

Buffalo Soldier
January 26th, 2005, 12:34 AM
26, male

albersag
January 26th, 2005, 12:47 AM
male very male :)

26 nearly to birthday...

jakeslife
January 26th, 2005, 12:48 AM
male, 22, Seattle

Tichondrius
January 26th, 2005, 01:20 AM
I have a few questions -
who gets to be "Inspring Ubuntu Guru" ? And where are all the moderators located ? I understand you are in different countries, right ? but is it some specific region like europe or something ? Are you employed by Canonical ? where are most of the employees located ?

Quest-Master
January 26th, 2005, 01:38 AM
lol.. no, we're simply people who have LOTS of posts. :) Not employed by Canonical or anything of the sort.. though I wish I could. ;)

JeffS
January 26th, 2005, 02:05 AM
Any women using Ubuntu?

Over at the MepisLovers forum, there are at least 20% females using Mepis and posting at MepisLovers. Heck, even the website's main admin is a woman. They even have a 70 year old grandma posting regularily (and using Mepis). I think that 70 year old grandma would be equally happy with Ubuntu.

I personally think Linux is for much more than just young-ish male geeks. It's for everyone - male, female, young and old, techie-geek or non-techie-geek, and any race or nationality. :)

I'm married and have a two year old daughter and have another child on the way (don't know the gender yet). I wonder if there are more similar to me, and many other scenarios.

I just like to see that Ubuntu has a diverse demographic.

Adrenal
January 26th, 2005, 02:26 AM
Male. made in Australia, vintage 1988

akurashy
January 26th, 2005, 02:31 AM
Male, 16, Puerto Rico

:D

FLeiXiuS
January 26th, 2005, 02:48 AM
Male / 16 / USA, Maryland

Rancoras
January 26th, 2005, 02:58 AM
Looks like me and Machiner are the old fogies of the bunch.
37 / Male / Texas

mark
January 26th, 2005, 03:36 AM
Looks like me and Machiner are the old fogies of the bunch.
37 / Male / Texas
Not quite...Male / 51 / Santa Monica, California, USA.

machiner
January 26th, 2005, 04:06 AM
I checked the calendar last week and I saw a 70 year old and a couple in their 50's as well as a sixty-something.

Leave it to techno-geekdom to bridge the gap, ey?

oddabe19
January 26th, 2005, 04:07 AM
22/Male/Lancaster, PA


Eagles fan...

and laughs a BWF89 cause he's from Pittsburg (all in fun though)

TravisNewman
January 26th, 2005, 04:14 AM
Male/23/Radford, VA
And my fiancee uses Ubuntu, so there's one female :) There was another on the forums when I started here.

And no, after I got so many posts I was on the top posters list, I asked u-g if I could be a mod and he said yes. None of the mods are employed by Canonical, we're just enthusiastic volunteers.

spartas
January 26th, 2005, 05:17 AM
Male, 21 the end of February, Louisiana, the swamp state (and home of the LSU Tigers, where I go to college).

Jspired
January 26th, 2005, 05:23 AM
Female, early 30s. Currently living in Southern WI, but new here. Originally from NYC.

darkoptix
January 26th, 2005, 05:38 AM
male/16/Vancouver Island, Canada

nocturn
January 26th, 2005, 09:34 AM
male/27/Belgium (EU)

ubuntu UsER
January 26th, 2005, 12:55 PM
Male/22/Poland (EU) :mrgreen:

m4ng0
January 26th, 2005, 01:11 PM
Male/25/Italy (EU)

Uuranor
January 26th, 2005, 02:10 PM
Masculo, 22 anni e italiano U_U

Lovechild
January 26th, 2005, 03:32 PM
ohh classic asl

23/m/dk

DoubleDangerClub
January 26th, 2005, 03:37 PM
Male/23/Oklahoma (US)

It makes me happy to see so many people under 18 using Linux. Man, when I was 16-ish, the most I was doing was making Marathon maps for the Mac. lol.

DDC

crane
January 26th, 2005, 04:10 PM
Male/ 35/ Alabama U.S.A.

Suzan
January 26th, 2005, 05:19 PM
FEMALE! 32, Nürnberg - Germany

barbarian
January 26th, 2005, 05:52 PM
male, 32, Estonia (EU)

kOoLiNuS
January 26th, 2005, 06:06 PM
Male
30
Italy
pizza !!!! :-P

JeffS
January 26th, 2005, 07:24 PM
FEMALE! 32, Nürnberg - Germany

Yeah!

jdodson
January 26th, 2005, 07:26 PM
24/m/portland oregon, usa(no wait oosah :-) )

i collect christmas records.

JeffS
January 26th, 2005, 07:28 PM
BTW - my wife is by extension an Ubuntu user. I have my laptop, which has Ubuntu installed on it, sitting right next to our eMachines PC (which is Tri booting with WinXP, Mepis, and Mandrake). My wife uses WinXP (out of comfort and familiarity) and browses with Mozilla (I was able to convert her to that). While she browses and waits for stuff to download, she uses my laptop to play games, typically KDE games (which she got used to playing when I had Mandrake installed on the laptop). Of course, I had to use Synaptic to download and install the KDE games, but that went on without a hitch.

So, in her game playing, my wife is an Ubuntu user. ;-)

rubycon
January 26th, 2005, 08:17 PM
19 / Male / Sweden
...oh and my mom kind of uses it too (I won't let her use Windows [-X, could result in a bad habbit :wink: )

HiddenWolf
January 26th, 2005, 09:06 PM
male, 20 in june.

orion_114
January 26th, 2005, 09:57 PM
23, male, South Africa

DirtDawg
January 26th, 2005, 11:14 PM
24/m/portland oregon, usa(no wait oosah :-) )

i collect christmas records.

You're from P-town too!? Sweet. I thought I was the only Linux user in the greater Metro area. :)

JeffS
January 26th, 2005, 11:26 PM
You're from P-town too!? Sweet. I thought I was the only Linux user in the greater Metro area. :)

This might make you even happier. The original creator and principle maintainer of the Linux kernel is your neighbor. So maybe one day you'll find yourself having a Latte with Linus Torvalds. :-D

OSDL (Open Source Development Lab) is in Beaverton. OSDL includes both Linus Torvalds and Andrew Morton, both of whom have moved there. Also, I read recently where the City of Beaverton is spending big bucks in cultivating open source software oriented businesses, clustered around OSDL. They are apparently aiming at making Beaverton the Silicon Valley of Open Source.

rudi
January 26th, 2005, 11:26 PM
25 (turning 26 in less then a month), male
From Groningen, the Netherlands.

J. S. Jackson
January 27th, 2005, 12:11 AM
38 Male Québec

rh6866
January 27th, 2005, 12:12 AM
38, Male, Tenn

mckenzie
January 27th, 2005, 02:40 AM
14yrs old GA, USA using linux since 12

enquiry
January 27th, 2005, 02:54 AM
Male/24/Norway

kahping
January 27th, 2005, 02:55 AM
male/23/Malaysia

kahping

darkghost
January 27th, 2005, 12:55 PM
Male / 27 / from Italy...you know Spaghetti, Pizza, Latte etc, :smile: :-P :smile:

see ja

Suzan
January 27th, 2005, 01:21 PM
Isn't there another female?

Girls - go Linux. Go Ubuntu!

Dylanby
January 27th, 2005, 01:37 PM
Isn't there another female?

I saw someone named Jspired on page four of this thread.
I'm sure there are others (not me ;)).

fromoze
January 27th, 2005, 05:57 PM
Male, 24, and my girlfriend uses ubuntu too :)

lockenkeyster
January 27th, 2005, 06:10 PM
Male, 22

mrt75
January 27th, 2005, 06:43 PM
Male, 17 (18 in March), England.

Zundfolge
January 27th, 2005, 08:01 PM
Male/35/Colorado (USA)

az
January 27th, 2005, 08:49 PM
I _look_ like a girl.

swerner
January 27th, 2005, 09:01 PM
male, 29, born and bred New Zealander

EdCrypt
January 27th, 2005, 09:21 PM
male, 21 in febraury, Brazil.

cutOff
February 4th, 2005, 07:11 PM
male, 27, born in Barcelona (Spain)

Ciao!

hard_i
February 4th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Male , 18 .

Randabis
February 4th, 2005, 07:34 PM
21/Male/Houston, TX

paulvandenberg
February 4th, 2005, 07:37 PM
In the spirit of the "where are you from" thread, which was quite cool, I thought it might be good for everyone to share there gender and age.

It's interesting to see what age groups are using Linux/Ubuntu, as well has how many males/females are using it.

I'll start it off.

I'm male, and I just turned 40 last month. 8-)

I'm male and turning 40 next month!

DougInKY
February 4th, 2005, 08:07 PM
Male and 53. Kentucky, USA

Doug

KiwiNZ
February 4th, 2005, 08:31 PM
I am male and 47 years young.

Jad
February 4th, 2005, 09:58 PM
25
Male
Middle east - Jordan

gw90se
February 4th, 2005, 10:13 PM
male 49 Georgia, USA

anthonymc
February 5th, 2005, 12:54 AM
21 - Male - Houston/Waco, TX

matt
February 5th, 2005, 01:16 AM
Male, 24, Canadian ex-pat in Osaka, Japan.

flyfishin
February 5th, 2005, 01:19 AM
Male, 34, Kansas City, Missouri USA

adbak
February 5th, 2005, 07:26 AM
20 / male / Indiana, USA

drmagoo
February 5th, 2005, 08:38 AM
This might make you even happier. The original creator and principle maintainer of the Linux kernel is your neighbor. So maybe one day you'll find yourself having a Latte with Linus Torvalds. :-D

OSDL (Open Source Development Lab) is in Beaverton. OSDL includes both Linus Torvalds and Andrew Morton, both of whom have moved there. Also, I read recently where the City of Beaverton is spending big bucks in cultivating open source software oriented businesses, clustered around OSDL. They are apparently aiming at making Beaverton the Silicon Valley of Open Source.

Male/57 resisting geezerness. :D Eagle Creek is just east of portland. I have heard of Beavertron area referred to as the silicon *forest*. Glad to know Linus is close by.

j-rock
February 5th, 2005, 08:39 AM
20 / Male / Wisconsin, USA

towner
February 5th, 2005, 01:32 PM
In the spirit of the "where are you from" thread, which was quite cool, I thought it might be good for everyone to share there gender and age.

It's interesting to see what age groups are using Linux/Ubuntu, as well has how many males/females are using it.

I'll start it off.

I'm male, and I just turned 40 last month. 8-)
Hi all,
Thirty five year old man in Bristol UK,

My thrity two tear old female partner doesnt do Ubuntu, but the children, 6 year old girl and 10 year old boy Ubuntu too

MaZiNgA
February 5th, 2005, 01:50 PM
Male, 20.

Domhnull
February 5th, 2005, 02:21 PM
33 / Male / Lacey, WA

I've been trying to convince my wife to give Ubuntu a try but she isn't interested at this point. The best I've done is gotten her to use Firefox & Thunderbird.

dickinsd
February 5th, 2005, 02:37 PM
25/male/Bristol UK

Ozitraveller
February 6th, 2005, 12:21 AM
49 male

Maybe when Mepis Live starts using Ubuntu as its base, some will switch across.

I have spoken to a couple more women than have posted on this thread.

Maybe this thread isn't obvious enough, amd they haven't noticed!!

rapala61
February 6th, 2005, 03:04 AM
Male - 18 - NY 8)

kassetra
February 6th, 2005, 03:49 AM
female female female very female
late 20's
upper west coast, USA

:)

polemicz
February 6th, 2005, 04:27 AM
63 and newly retired from Berkeley,Ca.
And male.

carlc
February 6th, 2005, 04:28 AM
33 y/o male. Hey, its nice to see some ladies around here, even their icons are cute!

miho
February 6th, 2005, 04:30 AM
I'm 16 years old, and I'm a lady.

kassetra
February 6th, 2005, 04:35 AM
carlc: I wanted a powerpuff girl that looked like me... so.... :)

zorba64
February 6th, 2005, 01:33 PM
Male/41/Brisbane AU

carlc
February 6th, 2005, 07:11 PM
carlc: I wanted a powerpuff girl that looked like me... so....

So are you cute and spunky?

Sye d'Burns
February 6th, 2005, 07:53 PM
Male / 29

kassetra
February 6th, 2005, 08:57 PM
carlc: yeah, I am. :)

miho
February 6th, 2005, 09:03 PM
carlc: yeah, I am. :)
Show us a picture. [-(

kassetra
February 6th, 2005, 09:11 PM
I don't post my pic to forums. heh. I'm sure I could arrange something in pm however.

ups
February 6th, 2005, 09:25 PM
I'm 24, from India
Very much Male :D

miho
February 6th, 2005, 09:47 PM
I don't post my pic to forums. heh. I'm sure I could arrange something in pm however.
would you mind pming it to me?

ubuntu1
February 6th, 2005, 10:07 PM
male/42/UK (EU)

Father an Ubuntu user male/79/UK (EU)

carlc
February 6th, 2005, 10:52 PM
Originally Posted by kassetra
I don't post my pic to forums. heh. I'm sure I could arrange something in pm however.

IM me sometime. Actually, email first because I am not always running my IM program. I would not mind to see a pic or just chat.

IceAxe18
February 12th, 2005, 03:47 PM
Male 31yo

MrRoboto
February 12th, 2005, 04:00 PM
Male, 30, Italy, EU

Yzka
February 12th, 2005, 05:36 PM
Male/24/Finland (EU)
My wife uses Ubuntu too :grin:

Tubuntu
February 12th, 2005, 06:25 PM
male/28/Finland

CAPTAIN RON FL
February 12th, 2005, 08:14 PM
Male, 53 and South Florida of course :D

friez
February 13th, 2005, 12:49 AM
male 21 ny :twisted:

IgnisUmbrarum
February 13th, 2005, 01:05 AM
Male/16/US :x

Mute
February 13th, 2005, 01:54 AM
Male/28/US

-Mute

y6FgBn)~v
February 13th, 2005, 09:33 PM
Male 43

Xian
February 14th, 2005, 03:02 AM
Martian / 37.2 / Hiding in Kansas :)

audiored
February 14th, 2005, 08:34 AM
29/male/little rock, arkansas usa

Kimm
February 14th, 2005, 08:47 AM
16/male/Skellefteå, sweden

justaguynpc
March 17th, 2005, 04:31 PM
41/male/Sarasota, FL ---> Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

ronrut
March 17th, 2005, 05:01 PM
M/54/Helena, AL

telmo
March 17th, 2005, 05:08 PM
Nearly 30! AAHHHH! Male

Chelsea
March 17th, 2005, 05:29 PM
Nearly 30! AAHHHH! Male
Female, 24

amoser
March 17th, 2005, 06:08 PM
18/m/Stuck in a middle of a corn field.................(aka, Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA) :-P

paulle
March 17th, 2005, 06:21 PM
/male/germany

paulle
March 17th, 2005, 06:22 PM
50/male/germany

`Mrk
March 17th, 2005, 07:27 PM
Male and 15 years now.

So I guess I'm one of the youngest... :-?

eldrich_rebello
March 17th, 2005, 07:40 PM
Male.17.India.Bombay.Built by the British.Runied by Indians

bored2k
March 17th, 2005, 07:44 PM
Male / 18 / Dominican Republic .

Gary Powers
March 17th, 2005, 08:47 PM
Looks like me and Machiner are the old fogies of the bunch.
37 / Male / Texas

Male, 62, Texas.

MedusaErodeus
March 17th, 2005, 09:23 PM
42/Male/Bridgeport, CT/USA

morethannoise
March 17th, 2005, 10:42 PM
Northeast PA, USA......Male.....40....

cyphur
March 18th, 2005, 12:01 AM
34/M/Fresno, CA

slowly converting wife to ubuntu goodness.. ;)

dillweed
March 18th, 2005, 01:40 AM
30/M/USA and have yet teach my wife how to turn on the computer, doh.

stoneguy
March 18th, 2005, 03:02 AM
Male, 61

Dragonfly_X
March 18th, 2005, 09:37 AM
Male/20/South Africa

Slapdash
March 18th, 2005, 09:41 AM
Male / 26 but feel 19 ;) / South Africa

defkewl
March 18th, 2005, 12:43 PM
22 M Indonesia

liane
March 18th, 2005, 12:46 PM
24, female


Latina

A-star
March 18th, 2005, 01:01 PM
male / 27 / Belgium

sassur
March 18th, 2005, 06:31 PM
25 / Male / Midsommarkransen, Stockholm, Sweden

timeoff
March 18th, 2005, 07:19 PM
Bloke, 47, somewhere in the Scottish Highlands.

Lots of youngsters here! <ooops ageist comment>

kadymae
March 18th, 2005, 11:32 PM
WooT! I'm Chick #7! (If I counted right)

F/almost 32/Nevada

mostwanted
March 18th, 2005, 11:49 PM
male / 16 / Denmark

Lots of Danes in this thread.

RastaMahata
March 18th, 2005, 11:54 PM
asl thread eh?

19/male/Chile here ;)

DanN
March 19th, 2005, 12:10 AM
I'm a 21 yo Australian male.

lao_V
March 24th, 2005, 05:48 PM
female female female very female
late 20's
upper west coast, USA

:)
I always thought you were a guy :-) oops :-)

TjaBBe
March 24th, 2005, 07:43 PM
I am male, 22, Holland.

StacyWebb
March 24th, 2005, 07:58 PM
Male 34 USA Roanoke, VA

Maniak
March 25th, 2005, 12:22 AM
A spritely 35yr old male from New Zealand.

Crickey - 15 pages of replies and only 7 chicks......Come on guys - get your girlfriends/wives/mistresses involved!!

bobmitch
March 25th, 2005, 09:06 AM
28 / Male / Scotland

My hobbies include tryi [ Enough of that.... Ed. ]

lyly
March 25th, 2005, 03:29 PM
Female 23 Lausanne,Switzerland

totalshredder
March 25th, 2005, 06:00 PM
Male/15/Pennsylvainia USA

I must say you took the words right out of my mouth :D

wk1989
March 27th, 2005, 03:31 AM
I must say you took the words right out of my mouth :D
I think I'm the youngest after reading about 8 pages of replies.
15 years old, my birthday: Nov 11, 1989.
Installed Linux for the first time when I was 12, my first distro was Cladera Openlinux.

hashimoto
March 27th, 2005, 08:21 AM
Male/vintage 1962/Finland

Bilko
March 27th, 2005, 09:14 AM
Male - 1974

Paool
March 27th, 2005, 09:15 AM
male, 19, Poland

MalteL
March 27th, 2005, 05:20 PM
I think I'm the youngest after reading about 8 pages of replies.
15 years old
Nah... I am :smile:

13/Male/Denmark!

Sam
March 29th, 2005, 02:33 PM
Male / 24 (in 5 days ;)) / Geneva, Switzerland

somuchfortheafter
March 29th, 2005, 03:05 PM
male/16/USA, NC

primeirocrime
March 29th, 2005, 07:10 PM
28 going on 29
Male
Portugal [small country that will one day be swallowed by mother ocean]

Punk and educated by himself the:
heterodoxic
toxic
noise-grinder
cooker
urban-depressive
former wall painter with angst driven paint
writer of extreme bad poetry droped a
doodler and drawer, painter and scratcher
defenestrator in extreme pain, he won't faint
glue snifer with the cap on, tagged
babbler gagged
book worm eater/reader/disgustipated scatter rambler

negatory
March 29th, 2005, 08:16 PM
22
Male
Portugal [Hey!Were not that small! \\:D/ ]

Pedro Carrico

Whiffle
March 29th, 2005, 08:19 PM
21, Male, Texas

Monkey Paws
March 31st, 2005, 09:33 PM
i be male and be thirtysomething. :shock:

la-karaviro
April 13th, 2005, 07:39 PM
Male 21 Taurus ascentdants Libra/Scorpion, Switzerland

Stormy Eyes
April 13th, 2005, 07:47 PM
Male, 26 years old, blue eyes, long brown hair, occasionally obnoxious when sober.

MasonM
April 13th, 2005, 08:07 PM
Male, 43

dataw0lf
April 13th, 2005, 08:19 PM
Male. 22.

Brunellus
April 13th, 2005, 08:58 PM
24. Male. Virginia USA. I like long walks, local music, a good drink, and a stable & reliable OS.

Molot
April 13th, 2005, 09:15 PM
21 / male / Warsaw, Poland

Give more womans & girls to Ubuntu! :grin:

baza41
April 14th, 2005, 01:06 AM
Male, 41, Birmingham UK. (best City in the English Midlands) :wink:

Jason-X
April 14th, 2005, 08:37 AM
Male, 33, UK

+1 for females. My sister,18, is at uni in London is now using Ubuntu on her laptop. I pointed her in the right direction :smile: . She's loving the fact that her laptop is still working and not infected with viruses like alot of her friends computers.

Maybe she can point them in the right direction :smile:

wondering_jew
April 14th, 2005, 09:18 AM
Male 22 Wyoming... I recenlty converted a female friend's computer to ubuntu which makes hmmm about one girl I know who uses linux.

bassMonkey
April 14th, 2005, 08:23 PM
18/Male/Finland

qalimas
April 14th, 2005, 11:47 PM
16/Male/Louisiana (USA)

Rock
April 14th, 2005, 11:51 PM
14/Male/Orlando Florida (USA)

TravisNewman
April 15th, 2005, 12:18 AM
*LOL*

One of the mods here, kassetra, is a girl.
My fiancee is a girl (unless she's very clever)

That's at LEAST three.

Do a google search for linux women-- there are a LOT of communities for women running Linux-- you'd be surprised.

terrien
April 15th, 2005, 12:26 AM
13 (14 in june)/m/Parker, Colorado (USA)...

Ubunted
April 15th, 2005, 12:34 AM
22, Male, Calgary Canada.

kassetra
April 15th, 2005, 12:48 AM
Male 22 Wyoming... I recenlty converted a female friend's computer to ubuntu which makes hmmm about one girl I know who uses linux.

Hey! Well, now you know two.
I use Linux as my main desktop.

jbrader
April 15th, 2005, 02:27 AM
24/male

XDevHald
April 15th, 2005, 02:37 AM
21, Male, Florida

Ozitraveller
April 15th, 2005, 02:41 AM
Women don't like or know about linux?
Women don't like the packages?
Women don't like the games?
Women don't like male linux users?
Women only like women's linux user groups?
Women don't like the Ubuntu theme?
Women don't like sharing linux info?
Women don't want to make the coffee?
Women don't want to try a new distro?
Women are totally satisfied with Windows?


Just a thought, no insult intended!!!!! ;-)

Glanz
April 15th, 2005, 02:43 AM
Yes and yes to both questions.

Tsjoklat
April 15th, 2005, 03:13 AM
FEMALE (apparently it has to be put in caps), as my site states I am 16 on a good day and 61 on a bad one, usually on earth :)

D

dcast
April 16th, 2005, 02:41 AM
male/14/canada eh!

kassetra
April 16th, 2005, 02:53 AM
Women don't like or know about linux?
Women don't like the packages?
Women don't like the games?
Women don't like male linux users?
Women only like women's linux user groups?
Women don't like the Ubuntu theme?
Women don't like sharing linux info?
Women don't want to make the coffee?
Women don't want to try a new distro?
Women are totally satisfied with Windows?


Just a thought, no insult intended!!!!! ;-)

You did know that I'm a Woman, right? You did know I've been using linux since 1997, right?

TravisNewman
April 16th, 2005, 03:10 AM
Women don't like or know about linux?
Women don't like the packages?
Women don't like the games?
Women don't like male linux users?
Women only like women's linux user groups?
Women don't like the Ubuntu theme?
Women don't like sharing linux info?
Women don't want to make the coffee?
Women don't want to try a new distro?
Women are totally satisfied with Windows?


Just a thought, no insult intended!!!!! ;-)
I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to get at? Seriously, waht was the point there?

nautilus
April 17th, 2005, 02:52 AM
I could get shot for this but...

Women don't seem to like computers anymore... at least according to a survey I recently read on /.

Since the 70's at some point, I think it said women in IT has declined by several digits of percentage.

I think higher education is to blame. Computers are for dumby dumbs, especially Linux, no thinking required...

Now then, I'll go produce a puddle of drool as usual...

bored2k
April 17th, 2005, 03:04 AM
Women don't like the games?
Do you know what DDR even means? I'd like you to say that in the beloved gamespot's forums [also membr there].

Have you ever heard of Zoe Flower THE brain ? What about Morgan Webb -aka the most raw/convincing gamer ever-?
http://www.gamespy.com/articles/593/593813p1.html?fromint=1

Women don't like male linux users? > Do you any proof of this? Your personal experiences don't apply.

Women don't like the Ubuntu theme? > Do you even know who and what was the genre of the person who basically made this layout?

Women are totally satisfied with Windows? > So .. Out of the 95% of the computers in the world (Windows driven), only women are satisfied? So like, there are over 100 million dudes having fun with Linux? nice to know, you're better than distrowatch/linux counter. And what about 97% of the computers in China?

akurashy
April 17th, 2005, 03:19 AM
I don't know if i posted my info ._.

16/male/Puerto RIco

Stormy Eyes
April 17th, 2005, 03:28 AM
Just a thought, no insult intended!!!!! ;-)

Something tells me that what you know next to nothing about women. My wife seems to like Linux just fine, and so does my mother, and my annoying old harpy of a grandmother.

nautilus
April 17th, 2005, 03:37 AM
Sorry, but there's a difference between your GF/Wife/Family using Linux with you there, and them picking it up on their own.

It's somewhat belittling to do that, or to keep stats on it. Women, like men, are perfectly capable of choosing what OS to run.

Hell, I won't let my girl run Linux, in the sense that I refuse to install it for her. My nephew is the same; I say to both "RTFM." It may sound mean, but it's about the only way I can show respect in this department.

Stormy Eyes
April 17th, 2005, 04:13 AM
Women, like men, are perfectly capable of choosing what OS to run.

Yes, they are. However if I'm building a machine for somebody, and they don't insist on Windows, then they'll damned well get Linux. I tend to be ornery when it comes to doing things my way:


Hell, I won't let my girl run Linux, in the sense that I refuse to install it for her. My nephew is the same; I say to both "RTFM." It may sound mean, but it's about the only way I can show respect in this department.

If I took that approach, I'd waste too much time dealing with spyware, worms, and other Windows-related stupidities. If people choose to ask me to build them a computer, they're going to get Linux. I tell people this up front, that if they don't provide me with a copy of Windows, they'll get Linux and I'll teach them how to use it. I haven't had any complaints yet, especially from my wife.

kassetra
April 17th, 2005, 04:53 AM
Sorry, but there's a difference between your GF/Wife/Family using Linux with you there, and them picking it up on their own.

It's somewhat belittling to do that, or to keep stats on it. Women, like men, are perfectly capable of choosing what OS to run.


Interesting. I learned Linux with a helping hand beside me for the first two or so years... (and then later as I did REALLY dumb things) ... but now, I'm completely self-sufficient in Linux... and wouldn't think of using anything else.

I may not have "picked it up on my own" ... but I can do 99% of everything I want to do on my own now. So, I don't think there IS a difference...

Ozitraveller
April 17th, 2005, 04:55 AM
You did know that I'm a Woman, right? You did know I've been using linux since 1997, right?


Yes kassetra I did know that you are a women.

I've noted a number of comments about the number of women involved in Ubuntu, whether this is correct I don't know. But just from the number of posts on this thread, there seems to be a much high proportion of males than females. And this trend is probably not not specific to linux, windows, or mac either. I read recently that women are becoming more and more involved in the computer gamer community, and not just in the traditional girlie (sorry I could think of another word) type games either. And this can only be a good thing, because it will force game writers to be more inclusive and create more positive and balanced games.

On another tack, Ubuntu forums are said to be one of, if not THE, most friendly forum, yet there are so few women! Why? And I've had some adverse reactions on a few other forums myself when asking simple questions, which is why I am here. The RTFM and agro geek syndrome is rampant on many other forums. In fact there is a Debian Womens forum because of this very fact!

There is such a huge and as yet untapped talent pool out there. So what is missing that could be interest more women in Ubuntu in particular and linux in general???

Are there other distros where there are more women involved? If so why?


I notice there is no survey at the top of this thread. Why not?


It is not my intention to put down any of the women who are involved in Ubuntu or linux, but to ask why there aren't many more.

BTW, this is just discussion, and not intended as a putdown to anyone!!!!

kassetra
April 17th, 2005, 05:12 AM
On another tack, Ubuntu forums are said to be one of, if not THE, most friendly forum, yet there are so few women! Why? And I've had some adverse reactions on a few other forums myself when asking simple questions, which is why I am here. The RTFM and agro geek syndrome is rampant on many other forums. In fact there is a Debian Womens forum because of this very fact!

Ok, let me explain to you what happens to most of the women (in BROAD, GENERAL strokes) I know using Linux:
Case 1: They have their Significant Other helping them - so they use whatever their SO uses.
Case 2: They branched out to mandrake because a friend told them to try that distro - and they don't want to switch because they KNOW it (i.e. windows syndrome)
Case 3: Ubuntu is NEW NEW NEW compared to other distros - and women tend NOT to go with any new distro, unless it is suggested, or they hear TONS of good things about it. I'm considered an "early adopter" compared to my friends (I switched to Ubuntu in Feb.)
Case 4: Many women are more comfortable posting to a mailing list or asking someone in IM for help instead of posting their Linux help request out to the entire world on a forum - especially if they've ever read most of the other Linux forums.
Case 5: They are some of the many unregistered users we have on the forums, and they're making sure we're friendly. :)

Make sense?

Ozitraveller
April 17th, 2005, 05:41 AM
Ok, let me explain to you what happens to most of the women (in BROAD, GENERAL strokes) I know using Linux:
Case 1: They have their Significant Other helping them - so they use whatever their SO uses.
Case 2: They branched out to mandrake because a friend told them to try that distro - and they don't want to switch because they KNOW it (i.e. windows syndrome)
Case 3: Ubuntu is NEW NEW NEW compared to other distros - and women tend NOT to go with any new distro, unless it is suggested, or they hear TONS of good things about it. I'm considered an "early adopter" compared to my friends (I switched to Ubuntu in Feb.)
Case 4: Many women are more comfortable posting to a mailing list or asking someone in IM for help instead of posting their Linux help request out to the entire world on a forum - especially if they've ever read most of the other Linux forums.
Case 5: They are some of the many unregistered users we have on the forums, and they're making sure we're friendly. :)

Make sense?


Yes. And I agree that many of the forums are unfriendly places to be, unless you happen to be one of the inner circle. And even then many end up as shark bait! And I also think that part of the process is what you guys have done to pretty up/improve userbility of the whole Ubuntu site is an excellent start.

I know a few women in IT, and I don't think any of them would install an OS without researching it themselves. Mind you I did say they are in IT and comfortable with it.

Anyway, thanks for you interest kassetra. How is the weather in townsville?

Tsjoklat
April 17th, 2005, 07:36 AM
I find this all very amusing :) I have friends, women, that just as myself use only nix computers (without a male present to hold their hand). When asked why they don't participate as much as men... the answer is mostly: "The response is most of the time negative". I myself have had mostly negative responses on the fact that I am a woman using nix. So how do most of my friends deal with this?

1) Stay in the background.
2) Use a neutral nick (meaning Kathy/Amy/fill in is not an option)
3) Have a male friend ask the questions and report back.

Is this a good thing? Absolutely not. I have been fiddling with the thought of doing something in the direction of Ubuntu Women. Something that already excist for Debian.

As far as the Ubu community? Has been fantastic! I feel for the first time that I can enjoy my OS and find help without having to hide the fact that I am a woman.

Now all I have to do is to find an Ubu man.. then the world would be perfect *snicker*

D

TravisNewman
April 17th, 2005, 08:24 AM
I'm an Ubuntu man, my fiancee is an Ubuntu woman, and I think its fabulous that women use Ubuntu, and you're right, the current situation is an unfriendly one in the Linux community, and tech community as a whole.

If an Ubuntu Women project started, I'd definitely help out in any way that I could in getting things going-- even though I'm not a woman. I could pretend to be one! ;)

But I'm not sure that there's any reason for an Ubuntu Women, since this forum doesn't seem to be sexist except for a few people. I would, however, understand the need for one simply because they won't KNOW that, because most of the response they've gotten has been negative.

So yes, I think an Ubuntu Women group may be a good idea, but I think that it should promote integration into these forums and the rest of the Ubuntu community, because keeping things unified would help immensely. Maybe an Ubuntu Women group to represent the women in our midst, so that there's no separation of forums, etc, but the group could act sorta like labor unions, looking out for the women in the community to assure that they're being accepted as a man would.

And it's worth pointing out that we moderators do NOT tolerate sexism if we see it-- there may be some that's so vague we can't really do anything about it, but we do our best to keep out any discrimination.

Tsjoklat
April 17th, 2005, 08:34 AM
I agree with you panickedthumb, that separation would not be the answer. That would not be my goal. I want the same thing as you, integration with the rest, but I think it might help a group of women to get comfortable with the overpowering group of male users. Sort of like a wading pool before diving into the deep water if you will.

I appreciate your offer to help because that is something I want to make very clear, I would never want to start an Ubu women group that is only made for/with/by women only :)

D

nautilus
April 17th, 2005, 10:06 AM
You just know us men would crash it...

I don't respect anybody equally, but I still feel sexist somehow.

I think it's just because I did all my learning solo... Or I hate helping people, unless it's in a forum... or on IRC so I can squeeze in my immature and ill-received flames... Oh wait, #ubuntu not #debian... <- like that one...

On the other, cleaner hand, I could simply care less what the declaration was at the birth of a Linux user. We all share common qualities, I think:

o We don't shave (often) enough
o We drink too much coffee
o Majority of our 'road rash' is 'cheap aluminum case rash' and is NOT restricted to hands
o We use printers as (doorstops)
o We order TigerDirect/NCIX/InsertLocalCountryComputerWarehouseCatalogue instead of lifestyle magazines (or other sorts)
o We see Unix-isims in license plates

Now, I'm generalizing, but I'm curious who fits in those anyway. Speaking of shaving, I could use another coffee...

mgor
April 17th, 2005, 01:12 PM
21, male, sweden

mtron
April 17th, 2005, 05:39 PM
Strike :smile: after 20 pages of posts: the first Austrian (at least i was born there)
23 m and still searching for face no 13...

-TayloR-
April 17th, 2005, 06:39 PM
Currently 18, 19 in about 3 or so weeks, Male, England

MuckSavage
April 18th, 2005, 05:08 AM
29 Male Denver

Bug
April 18th, 2005, 05:13 AM
33 Male, Brooklyn NY

rpgcyco
April 18th, 2005, 07:26 AM
16 Male Australia.

- Rpg Cyco

Spode
April 18th, 2005, 07:26 AM
17, Male, Finland

kojitsu
April 21st, 2005, 06:05 PM
Male, 19, United States

mudra
April 21st, 2005, 08:23 PM
male / 35 / England

Really enjoying Ubuntu after using Mepis / Debian / Fedora .........

nautilus
April 21st, 2005, 09:34 PM
male, 22, canada (100%)

Koxman
April 22nd, 2005, 07:00 AM
Male/32(in 2 days)/Austrian

Hm. Quite interresting thread. Haven't thoght that the average age is so high.

dhuff
April 22nd, 2005, 04:45 PM
Male, 45 yrs old, Plano, Texas, USA

occy8
April 22nd, 2005, 10:51 PM
male/39/living downunder

Rhizome21
April 23rd, 2005, 12:14 AM
18/male/california

zaxer
April 23rd, 2005, 12:29 AM
20/male/madrid

nobodysbusiness
April 23rd, 2005, 04:57 PM
Male / 25 / Canada

GentleHatemonger
April 23rd, 2005, 05:11 PM
17 / m / Illinois, USA

dawizard
April 23rd, 2005, 08:04 PM
19/m/Belgium

greenwom
April 23rd, 2005, 08:46 PM
Mike -- Male --- Chicago ---- 26 --- Married ---- father of one

Hated Windows ever since 3.1 came out, thought it made me stupid

Prior to 3.1 Dos and Qbasic taught me a bunch

Aftrer 3.1 I just was a windows lemming

After XP and a bunch of garbage I wanted Linux

I was pointed to Ubuntu!!!!!!!

Love it (still haven't gotten anything to work on my own but I love it :)

james_mad
April 23rd, 2005, 08:52 PM
Male 19

Zeke
April 24th, 2005, 01:36 AM
15 (will be 16 in May), Male, and I live in Mexico (I'm originally from Canada though).

sgbeamer
April 24th, 2005, 01:42 PM
male 42

Thomas Schneller
April 24th, 2005, 02:33 PM
FEMALE! 32, Nürnberg - Germany

Phuuu.....

androgynous

Can't make up my mind......

d0nk
April 24th, 2005, 06:35 PM
Male, 16, Michigan

traveller
April 24th, 2005, 09:00 PM
I'm male and I'm 44 years old.

geeky
April 25th, 2005, 12:31 AM
Male, 20 years old, Kuwait.

rostved
April 26th, 2005, 09:15 AM
20 year old male from Denmark (EU) here.

Sharing my laptop with my girlfriend, so there's another female.

ZiZe
April 26th, 2005, 10:34 AM
20 year old male from Norway.

zakili
April 26th, 2005, 04:02 PM
24, male, Serbia and Montenegro

Professor X
April 26th, 2005, 07:36 PM
Male, 23, California

drummer
April 29th, 2005, 10:10 AM
Male, 17

mike_in_the_philippines
April 29th, 2005, 01:12 PM
19, Philippines

OT

anyone here from philippines??im very new to ubuntu and in fact its my very first time to have linux based os....

hopeyou guys can help a newbie like...

thank you very much...

Ricapar
April 29th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Male / 15 / New Jersey, USA

ming0
April 29th, 2005, 11:53 PM
This is a fun thread!

I'm a boy/man/person who's 24 and lives in Boston. Originally, I'm from Oregon (hi to fellow northwesties).

I'll take the plunge and post a photo of myself (since no one else has?).

Oh, and I'll be flattered if anyone goes to the trouble of stalking and/or killing me ;)

PS-it's a silly picture of me post hair cut (after letting it grow for 9 months).

aburda
May 1st, 2005, 12:16 AM
28 / Male / American in Prague (soon to be back in California for Grad work)

Aaron

YourSurrogateGod
May 1st, 2005, 06:32 AM
21/male/CT

SamH
May 1st, 2005, 07:33 AM
Male/47/California, USA

Damn, I'm NO where close to being the youngest, and I'm a bit away from being the oldest. Also, I don't live somewhere unique, like Nepal or Papua New Guinea.

Yep, as usual, I'm mired somewhere smack dab in the fat part of the bell curve! :roll:

WildTangent
May 1st, 2005, 07:53 AM
15/male/hamilton, ontario, canada

lol, not often im asked for a/s/l outside of chatrooms :P

-Wild

benplaut
May 1st, 2005, 09:38 AM
male---13---Holualoa, Hawaii (big island)

just ask any local abou 'that computer kid" :roll:

i think i'm the youngest here- december?

SqdnGuns
May 1st, 2005, 09:49 AM
Male / 39 yrs 10 months / Bradenton, FL

Liz
May 1st, 2005, 11:21 AM
female, 40, lives in australia

Nob
May 1st, 2005, 01:17 PM
blaaaaaaaaaa :D

male/ 16 y-o / Serbia

granite230
May 1st, 2005, 01:26 PM
Male - 20 - Netherlands!

Since we only have one computer, I kind of forced the rest of the family to use Ubuntu as well ;)

Poul
May 17th, 2005, 07:42 PM
Man 18 London UK (Polish nationality)

Spoofhound
May 17th, 2005, 07:47 PM
male, 41, Irish...but based in The Netherlands

totaka
May 17th, 2005, 07:55 PM
male 27 Japan

GarySaved
May 17th, 2005, 08:09 PM
Male, 42, Michigan.

Nu-Buntu
May 17th, 2005, 10:06 PM
Male and 53. Kentucky, USA

Doug

Thank goodness...someone older than me!


Male, 52, Colorado USA

My wife also uses Ubuntu. She is 49.

Ali_Baba
May 17th, 2005, 11:18 PM
Man 21 Finland.Its nice to see some women in this forum also :) I think it shows something that there is also a woman moderator.

jrobcet
May 18th, 2005, 12:17 AM
Male, 33, Idaho USA

poster_nutbag
May 18th, 2005, 12:41 AM
Male, 32, Brighton, England

pdk001
May 18th, 2005, 03:54 AM
gender : male
age : 29
location : seoul, S.korea