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The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 2

Postby clem on Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:35 am

Hi,

The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 2 is out. Happy reading everyone:

http://linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/Lin ... er_Issue_2

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Postby mumbo719 on Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:19 pm

Love the artwork!

Keep up the great work!
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Postby AlsaPhil on Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:01 am

Bravo for this letter #2.
With the new mintartwork, we all have the possibility to give our distro a very unique and original touch. Carlos work is really great :D
A good transition between Bianca and C...a (Carla, Chiara?)
Please Clem, not Cecilia... One Sarkozy is enough :lol: (sorry for this perfidious allusion to French politic :lol:)
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Postby JohnH on Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:06 am

Thanks for the newsletter Clem.

Auto update manager loaded the new graphics. VERY good indeed. I also appreciate the consideration given to the auto update idea for Bianca.

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Postby kanishka on Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:15 am

As long as the artwork keeps with green, I will be with you :D

Nah, the distro is fantastic, and improves in leaps. Go on!!!

(Seriously, why is everyone in love with blue? :? )
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Postby clem on Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:43 am

why is everyone in love with blue?


cause of the squaddra azzura ? :)
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Postby npap on Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:02 am

All of the Bianca new wallpapers are very good. A green background though seems to make green folders less visible IMHO.

One more thing, could the Yoga girl be shifted to the right instead?
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Postby kanishka on Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:23 am

clem wrote:
why is everyone in love with blue?


cause of the squaddra azzura ? :)


LOL

Then why I'm not? :lol:
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Postby |_NiGhTmArE_| on Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:57 am

kanishka wrote:why is everyone in love with blue? :? )


because the blue rests the eyes, the sky is blue, the sea, blue has been considered a primary colour in painting... Blue is the hated color of windows user (blue screen of death)... blue represents authority and so on... :P
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Postby kanishka on Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:11 am

|_NiGhTmArE_| wrote:
kanishka wrote:why is everyone in love with blue? :? )


because the blue rests the eyes, the sky is blue, the sea, blue has been considered a primary colour in painting... Blue is the hated color of windows user (blue screen of death)... blue represents authority and so on... :P


What about green then, the colour of nature, relaxing and not Windows-like? I like it much better... :wink:

It's really a nice idea to include two themes in Mint; it's an example of the developers' attention to detail. Thanx Clem! :D
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Postby kenetics on Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:58 am

I vote for green. Everyone else is using blue. Vive la différence!
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Postby carlos on Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:07 am

@Clem, I'm just going to repeat what I said before. You really left me speechless. I'm truly humbled by your kind words. Thanks again, I really appreciate your consideration of the artwork. Please let me know if I can help in any other way.

@npap let me know the screen res and color you would like and I'll make it for you.

Thanks All!
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Postby npap on Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:18 pm

Thanks Carlos,
I really love all of your artwork. Right now I have the green version of Bianca.
I vote for wallpaper.png 1024x768. I prefer olive green. it is very relaxing and
it improves contrast on all desktop icons.
The beautiful apparition ( a French creation? :) plays with ones fantasy and depending on the imagination of one's wife, she may not become too jealous :lol:
Let imagination do the trick. But I wouldn't dare to put my Bianca on my desktop. :lol:
Now if you get the Zen lady on an olive green background as above (with the picture on the right side), we might have something really different. It's my suggestion (1024x768).

How's that for an arts review from an electronics man. :?

BTW the splash screen ( I'm not sure if I'm referring to the right thing- I really don't know the exact terminology), would probably look better if it was a brighter green. and a little larger.
Again, Three cheers for Bianca art :), and Carlos.
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Postby carlos on Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:08 pm

A French apparition, hmmm could be... Like you said its left to the imagination.

You asked so you shall receive at 1024x768

Proper Logo http://www.box.net/public/su7lxj01um#f4806808:42815422

Proposed http://www.box.net/public/su7lxj01um#f4806808:42815422

I also make a 1280x960 version But you can find it at http://www.box.net/public/su7lxj01um

Originally the reference image had it on the right side, I think I switched it cause the logo wasn't fitting well, but with the revisions that other members have asked for, made it work. My personal preference is to have it on the right. Maybe if I have the time I'll output more images.

BTW, excellent review from and electronics man :D .
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Postby npap on Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:08 pm

Thanks Carlos,
I added them to my collection of wallpapers. And I tried, switching back and forth, both the Zen lady and the mystery ' French creation'.
My honest opinion is that Zen is more mysterious, but I settled to the first one: the wallpaper.png . I guess it's the stylish artwork and the amazing ' Linux Mint Bianca' logo.
IMHO Clem should adopt this wallpaper and make it default. I already switched the Bianca green and blue to this gorgeous 'French' apparition. :lol:
But that's only my vote :)

I think it 'rocks' man :lol:
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Postby .ee on Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:17 pm

I am not a wallpapers guy, but I like Min't Bianca desigh. The blue one is a little bit too bright for me, so I keep the natural one (green-yellow-brown).

Note, that under M$windows I just use a black desktop, to avoid any associations. Somehow it helps me to concentrate on what I am doing. Treat it as my antiM$ protest and the degreee to which I liked Mint design, that I haven't replaced it with pure black by default. :)


What a boring guy, you may say! :lol:
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Postby glas on Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:29 pm

I have to agree with those that are a bit tired of the dominance of blue in default wallpapers on many linux distros..

My vote goes with green over blue. But I also like brown. Easy on the eyes.

Most importantly it can't be too bright or sore eyes are the result.

But then again, I don't spend that much time staring at wallpapers - i prefer to use the computer!

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Postby JohnH on Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:17 am

npap,

The lady looks like she has gone over to the trash bin to throw some rubbish. Shift the trash bin away, will fix it.javascript:emoticon(':lol:')

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