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Azmodan
November 4th, 2004, 08:07 PM
I don't want to start a debate on how appropriate or not the old controversial artwork was but.... how do I get it back ?

herweg
November 4th, 2004, 09:10 PM
It's in a package called I think Ubuntu Monthly Calendar or something like that, open up Synaptic and run a quick search for calendar, you'll find it, then just select it as your background after it finishes installing.

anklator
November 10th, 2004, 09:22 PM
why was it controversial??

HiddenWolf
November 10th, 2004, 10:46 PM
There are some people on the background image that show some skin. Not nudes, but a naked chest, arms around shoulders, etc.

It is a peace of art, but disregards the fact that in many parts of the world it is seen as (very) inappropriate to show semi-nudes in public.

Obviously, for a linux distribution, it is unwise to include artwork that could offend people.

Azmodan
November 11th, 2004, 03:38 AM
It's not really that it is "offensive" for most people but more that they would never dare install it in the workplace (and with all the lawsuit problems we are seeing these years, I tend to agree with them). However, I liked the picture which really had the right ubuntu feeling and would like to have it at home.

fng
November 11th, 2004, 10:42 AM
Look for this package in synaptic : ubuntu-calendar - The Ubuntu Calendar features monthly updated artwork and themes
Install it
Computer -> System Configuration -> Login Screen Setup
Click on the graphical greeter tab
The "controversial" GDM should be in the list
Select it and save.

Same for the background :)

panickedthumb
November 12th, 2004, 04:52 AM
Look for this package in synaptic : ubuntu-calendar - The Ubuntu Calendar features monthly updated artwork and themes
Install it
Computer -> System Configuration -> Login Screen Setup
Click on the graphical greeter tab
The "controversial" GDM should be in the list
Select it and save.

Same for the background :)
The Ubuntu-calendar update for November is probably the most risque yet. Are they going to keep getting more controversial? Honestly, it doesn't bother me, I think it makes sense for the distro. Human togetherness and all that

kamstrup
November 12th, 2004, 11:19 AM
I am sorry. It isn't my intention to say anything off topic, but anyway... panickedthumbs avatar is just to funny!!! :-D

xsos
November 12th, 2004, 12:50 PM
in my opinion the artwork is not nude and controversial, but artistic :D

panickedthumb
November 12th, 2004, 04:22 PM
kamstrup: if you think the avatar is funny, you should check out Steve Oedekerk's movies. ThumbWars, Thumbtanic, Batthumb, Frankenthumb, the Blair Thumb, GodThumb... He's the guy responsible for the (sub-par, in my opinion) Ace Ventura movies. He made Kung-Pow a few years back, a very funny kung-fu movie parody, and one menu entry on the dvd was "The Panicked Thumb" and it took a shot from Thumb Wars (where my avatar came from) where this thumb just runs across the screen yelling "We've been hit!" Hilarious stuff.

xsos: yes, they are very artistic. There's no prurient intentions at all with these pics, it's all about the art and the humanity in Ubuntu.

jwb
November 12th, 2004, 05:12 PM
Personally, I was offended by the artwork.

I mean, you couldn't see nipple or *anything*. I hit my head against the monitor getting close enough to check.

;-)

panickedthumb
November 12th, 2004, 06:47 PM
Personally, I was offended by the artwork.

I mean, you couldn't see nipple or *anything*. I hit my head against the monitor getting close enough to check.

;-)
*LOL* I knew someone would chime in with that one eventually.

They should have an ubuntu-calendar-mundane, an ubuntu-calendar-risque and an ubuntu-calendar-softcore-porn.

OK, no, not really. But it was fun while it lasted right?

jwb
November 12th, 2004, 07:54 PM
*LOL* I knew someone would chime in with that one eventually.

They should have an ubuntu-calendar-mundane, an ubuntu-calendar-risque and an ubuntu-calendar-softcore-porn.

OK, no, not really. But it was fun while it lasted right?

Maybe "Uboobtu"?

;-)

panickedthumb
November 12th, 2004, 07:56 PM
Maybe "Uboobtu"?

;-)
*LOL* Oy. That's corny. That's beyond corny, thats like cream-of-corny.

But funny, and that's what counts right?

HiddenWolf
November 13th, 2004, 12:23 PM
in my opinion the artwork is not nude and controversial, but artistic :D
There are however many cultures and religions which do not approve of the showing of skin, hair, or other body parts.

It is not wise to **** off people with these kinds of things, if it can be avoided.
People like us, who feel it is harmless, and like it (it is my desktop at the moment) can easily install it, without any issue's at all.

And, i agree, you'd have someting to explain to your supervisor in most companies. :-)

panickedthumb
November 13th, 2004, 05:31 PM
Oh yeah, I definitely agree there. I wouldn't want the wallpaper as default (anymore at least) for a work environment especially, and we have to make it accessible to everyone. though I don't understand why it's offensive, it has to be respected.

xsos
November 15th, 2004, 09:58 AM
There are however many cultures and religions which do not approve of the showing of skin, hair, or other body parts.

It is not wise to **** off people with these kinds of things, if it can be avoided.
People like us, who feel it is harmless, and like it (it is my desktop at the moment) can easily install it, without any issue's at all.

And, i agree, you'd have someting to explain to your supervisor in most companies. :-)
:D thanks, and sorry , in my country such things if forbiden. even in my country kiss in public is break the law. Thanks again

jwenting
November 15th, 2004, 10:40 AM
There are however many cultures and religions which do not approve of the showing of skin, hair, or other body parts.


It gets worse. There's one religion which has almost 2 billion followers that specifically forbids the portrayal in any way of human beings (clothed or otherwise) or any other living entity (dead or alive).

I'm talking about Islam of course :wink:

The reasoning is that any portayal of animals (humans or otherwise) can lead to worship of something other than the one God.

Some Christian subgroups have similar clauses.

az
November 15th, 2004, 02:26 PM
In the US, a screen saver showing a gun blowing someone's head off would be cool, while showing a tit is a sin and should be censored.

I don't think I know anyone who has ever held a gun (I am Canadian) while most people I know have had sex. Go figure!

Nikola
November 15th, 2004, 09:33 PM
I was not offended.. I just thought those pics were... dunno.... stupid.. Like those Beneton comercials. Heapy people of all races, hugging, smiling..just too corny for my taste.
And girls were too flat chested for my taste :shock:

HungSquirrel
November 15th, 2004, 10:35 PM
The blonde had her high beams on, though. ;)

panickedthumb
November 16th, 2004, 12:17 AM
Just out of curiosity, how do you know how flat chested they were? They were covering their boobalies up! Unless you have some artwork I never got...

FLeiXiuS
November 16th, 2004, 07:39 AM
I think my picture of Christina Agulerra out weighs all. =P~

HiddenWolf
November 16th, 2004, 12:05 PM
i don't want to think about that, honestly

panickedthumb
November 16th, 2004, 04:44 PM
i don't want to think about that, honestly
Yeah, totally agreed. She's too skanky for me. The first 2 years she was popular she was super-hot. I think the "Come on over" video was the last time I thought she was hot.

Magneto
November 16th, 2004, 05:29 PM
Yeah, totally agreed. She's too skanky for me. The first 2 years she was popular she was super-hot. I think the "Come on over" video was the last time I thought she was hot.
christina is not hot- scantilly clad? yes - I guess pornographic gyrations make the arteest :)

"flat chested"

"high beams"

how did I miss this thread? lol
why haven't I installed the calendar?..................
why isn't this great Ubuntu nipple controversy on slashdot?

FLeiXiuS
November 16th, 2004, 08:55 PM
christina is not hot- scantilly clad? yes - I guess pornographic gyrations make the arteest :)

"flat chested"

"high beams"

how did I miss this thread? lol
why haven't I installed the calendar?..................
why isn't this great Ubuntu nipple controversy on slashdot?


I never said she was attractive now, I just said she'd replace my desktop :-). And her being in that, come on over, video..that was a hot clip.

Magneto
November 16th, 2004, 09:07 PM
I never said she was attractive now, I just said she'd replace my desktop :-). And her being in that, come on over, video..that was a hot clip.
lmao compared to brittany aguilera is beautiful

desktop replacement- yeah as long as all that retarded dancing didnt have her tart, you might have to give her a fds hookup

xsos
November 17th, 2004, 09:36 AM
lmao compared to brittany aguilera is beautiful

desktop replacement- yeah as long as all that retarded dancing didnt have her tart, you might have to give her a fds hookup
not like my opinion, i think brithney is more beautiful than aguilera :D

bingbang
November 17th, 2004, 10:44 AM
Hi!
I've just installed Ubuntu and I tried to install the calendar, but without success. I can't find it(tried through the packet manager and the site). Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks!

Nikola
November 17th, 2004, 12:13 PM
Just out of curiosity, how do you know how flat chested they were? They were covering their boobalies up!

If they (boobies) were big enough for my taste, there's no way they could cover them up :shock: :mrgreen:

Magneto
November 17th, 2004, 04:15 PM
If they (boobies) were big enough for my taste, there's no way they could cover them up :shock: :mrgreen:
exactly

panickedthumb
November 17th, 2004, 04:18 PM
Hi!
I've just installed Ubuntu and I tried to install the calendar, but without success. I can't find it(tried through the packet manager and the site). Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks!
It's ubuntu-calendar that you're looking for... if you can't find it you may have to enable universe. See the HOW-TO section for how to do this

reaxion
November 29th, 2004, 09:11 AM
I'd like to know who the blonde girl wearing red is. She's quite well formed to be honest 8-[

We need more cool wallpapers for those that have nose prints on their monitors.

bingbang
November 29th, 2004, 07:00 PM
It's ubuntu-calendar that you're looking for... if you can't find it you may have to enable universe. See the HOW-TO section for how to do this
I installed the calendar. Thanks. Sorry it took me so long to respond

bazuka
December 1st, 2004, 12:17 AM
The Ubuntu-calendar update for November is probably the most risque yet. Are they going to keep getting more controversial? Honestly, it doesn't bother me, I think it makes sense for the distro. Human togetherness and all that


*Ahem* sudo apt-get dist-upgrade everybody, December is out. :mrgreen:

WZot
December 1st, 2004, 10:09 PM
Woooo!!! Time to apt-get dist-upgrade! :-) =D>

link
December 2nd, 2004, 09:30 PM
Woooo!!! Time to apt-get dist-upgrade! :-) =D>
No reason to dist-upgrade unless you're upgrading to hoary really. The natural dependency of ubuntu-calendar will upgrade you to the december image.

macewan
December 2nd, 2004, 11:01 PM
*Ahem* sudo apt-get dist-upgrade everybody, December is out. :mrgreen:

grabbed it last night with synaptic

bazuka
December 2nd, 2004, 11:40 PM
Yeah, I rebuilt yesterday and got it that way as well. Good stuff.

comctrl6
December 6th, 2004, 06:40 AM
I got the December collection and boy oh boy it is controversial ;)

You know, just to be serious for a moment, I would really like to know the names of the models and the country of their origin.

Quest-Master
December 8th, 2004, 02:01 AM
It gets worse. There's one religion which has almost 2 billion followers that specifically forbids the portrayal in any way of human beings (clothed or otherwise) or any other living entity (dead or alive).

I'm talking about Islam of course :wink:

The reasoning is that any portayal of animals (humans or otherwise) can lead to worship of something other than the one God.

This quote in all technicality is wrong. I am a Muslim myself, so I would know.

What's wrong is to put up pictures of say, Britney Spears all over your wall, on your bed, in your closet, and simply everywhere, and revere her as your idol/god.

Trust me, we have pictures of our family/friends in the house, and there is nothing wrong with doing so. You've simply been misinformed of this, or misinterpreted it when reading.

bvc
December 22nd, 2004, 01:18 AM
I haven't followed the issue. I installed it not knowing what it was, hearing of it, or seeing this thread. Deleted it imediately. Not in the least professional but then neither is a brown gtk theme, no complete icon theme, and the blury, flat, dull industrial-engine. Distros default gtk should already have easily been replaced with the smooth-engine, IMO. BUT! it's just my opinion. :mrgreen:

/bvc runs for cover :-&

link
December 23rd, 2004, 09:21 PM
I haven't followed the issue. I installed it not knowing what it was, hearing of it, or seeing this thread. Deleted it imediately. Not in the least professional but then neither is a brown gtk theme, no complete icon theme, and the blury, flat, dull industrial-engine. Distros default gtk should already have easily been replaced with the smooth-engine, IMO. BUT! it's just my opinion. :mrgreen:

/bvc runs for cover :-&

Hear hear! I second the move to Smooth! I've been trying (but to no avail) to make a Smooth theme using the Ubuntu palette. The palette does not have enough light & neutral colors in it; they are all too shadowy or too highlight-y. SmoothGNOME looks real nice on Ubuntu though. :D Maybe we can just replace the blue highlights with Ubuntu-browns?

Nikola
December 23rd, 2004, 10:09 PM
Hear hear! I second the move to Smooth! I've been trying (but to no avail) to make a Smooth theme using the Ubuntu palette.

I've already made it 2 months ago.. get it here:
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=17134

link
December 24th, 2004, 01:16 AM
I've already made it 2 months ago.. get it here:
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=17134

Awesome. Does it have all the cool fixes from smooth 0.6? Etched arrows and decent insensitive widgets are a must. ;)

Sensebend
January 3rd, 2005, 06:35 AM
Just upgraded to Ubuntu December and am now using it as my default desktop. Very nice and artistic.

macewan
January 5th, 2005, 01:15 AM
Just upgraded to Ubuntu December and am now using it as my default desktop. Very nice and artistic.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-calendar-january

jbh
January 5th, 2005, 04:48 AM
Ubuntu monthly calendars are awesome.

sobralense
January 5th, 2005, 07:34 AM
I dont know U guys, but I removed the january calendar... =)

bvc
January 5th, 2005, 08:11 AM
:-&

madzzoni
January 10th, 2005, 11:18 AM
:D I really likes the Ubuntu Monthly Calendar, it's very diffrent and a nice piece of photografic Art!
I shows nothing more, than people can see on the beach or in commercials.


Looking forward to next month wallpaper!

Happy Newyear to everyone!

TopDog
January 10th, 2005, 01:29 PM
January was a disapointment [-(

link
January 10th, 2005, 06:17 PM
January was a disapointment [-(
You got to be fair though. They can't only show the girls. Its not fair to all the female Ubuntu users. Besides, mature adults, comfortable with their sexuality, can appreciate the human body of both genders. Keep in mind its artwork. If you want smut, I recommend http://skins.be. 8-[ (Please keep in mind I'm not trying to flame. I think most of my comments in this thread are more of an inflated joke than anything else, though some may find a kernel of truth in it.)

fng
January 10th, 2005, 07:16 PM
The Frontpage has both Eliza Dushku and Elisha Cuthbert. That site must be heaven!! :)

www.desktopgirls.com is also a great resource for wallpapers.

panickedthumb
March 5th, 2005, 03:04 AM
Wow, they're really getting more and more controversial this month, eh?

kassetra
March 5th, 2005, 03:18 AM
Wow, they're really getting more and more controversial this month, eh?

Oh now I have to go see. heh.

ooooh! That one is beautiful! I like this month's background... :)

MaX
April 9th, 2005, 09:21 AM
Where is the background for april?