View Full Version : [ubuntu] What's the point of "About Me"?

November 14th, 2009, 08:25 PM
System>Preferences>About Me.
I get that I can put my pic. and contact info. in there -but why would I want to? Does it serve some other programs functionality? Why is it there?
Ubuntu 9.10

November 14th, 2009, 08:26 PM
I presume it'd be for if you networked your computers at a business.

That way when you go to access one computer from another, you can see whose computer it is and their contact info.

November 14th, 2009, 08:44 PM
Yea, or if you use samba (just guessing here) or any other file sharing client, it may be used as an identification. I agree with Wataru8675 (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=866533) said

November 14th, 2009, 08:48 PM
i use the About Me to put a pic,
so that in the GDM screen it displays a pic for me alongside my username ;)

November 14th, 2009, 09:27 PM
I just can't remember my mobile number. About Me provides a handy place to keep it.

Ji Ruo
November 15th, 2009, 11:48 PM
If you forget your name, and your underwear is currently inaccessible. It's handy.

November 15th, 2009, 11:54 PM
It is a easy GUI to change the password as well.