On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 08:27:53 +0000, Roy On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 08:27:53 +0000, Roy On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 08:27:53
+0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> I never thought of the variety themes as a primary selling point or point of
> appeal. When I get to think about it, kids like colourful interactivity more
> than adults. They also appreciate the ability to distinguish their workspace
> from that of their peers. Look at a youngster's mobile phone, for example.
> It's that teenage individuality phase. Arrogant decisions over UI themes, as
> well as Solitaire just don't cut it anymore.
The first thing she said when I installed Ubuntu was, "eeew, brown!" heh
heh... So I asked her if she wanted "pink" and she said yes. The "Grand
Canyon" theme wasn't pink enough so I found another one that had a
starfish on the top of each window. I set the image on her desktop as the
penguin that is in the shape of the Mac logo and says "Think Linux" on the
bottom. She thought the penguin was cute. There are some cute looking
penguins for desktop wallpaper here if anyone finds them useful:
If someone could come up with a pink theme for Gnome to install as
default for Ubuntu, it would be a plus.
The games are a big selling point also. A lot of people download "free
games" on Windows and end up with spyware. I think her Windows
installation was killed by of some kind of "free desktop theme" that
a friend gave her (a virus). I told them to email me or call me on my
cell phone anytime if they need help with Ubuntu -- sort of like a free