[ubuntu-art] Another "hi!" from germany
mm at mpathy.de
Mon Jul 18 14:24:14 CDT 2005
I'am Markus, from Stuttgart, Germany - the town where all these nice Porsche's
and Mercedes-Benz came from ;o)
I work as a media designer for a agency plus offset printing, textile
printing, webdesign, 3d, music, events - in short term, we three peoples
there do everything :o)
I love to be creative, I can't live without that. And especially when its
about Linux, it gives me gratification - when I can help with sth. I love to
My nickname on most IRC channels, forums. and so on is "mpathy"
I probably have done sth. ubuntu-specific a few months ago :o) because of
thinking about the similaritys between the ubuntu and the kde artwork. they
perfectly fit together; as you can see in the kubuntu artwork! I talked with
with John Ridell about that on the #kubuntu channel and he liked it :o)
(But I dont wanna adorn about that with borrowed plumes, perhaps someone got
that idea before me. i like it the way it was created then :o)
My first contact with linux was at the the time of Red Hat 6 :o) but at that
time it wasn't right for me, especially for the daily desktop use.. But I
forgot Linux - i went back to it a few years ago, first using Debian, then
the debian-based Kanotix, and finally (after a few hardware problems and
switching back to Kanotix) I got stucked @ Ubuntu :o)
What can I do? Where can I help?
Work on some global & matching themes, starting from a grub theme, over a
bootsplash, to a gdm / kdm theme, and finally a Gnome / KDE theme.
That is very good @ ubuntu, compared to other distributions, but altough could
Since my first contact with Linux and its Desktop Enviroments, there was a
quantum leap in these things. RIght now, KDE & Gnome even set new standards.
Such things as "Beagle", the KDE 4.0 Project "Plasma", these new engines like
"luminocity", the upcoming Enlightenment version 17 - all of these have great
new aspects I am really looking forward, to see them on my desktop.
Ubuntu could perhaps, as it does in other sectors, be a innovative "engine"
who put this processes forwards, for example, getting beagle part of the next
release / as a deb-package soon, because its a great piece of software (in my
I not so good at packaging,but I would help where I can. Even if I only keep
an eye on the latest developments.
But I see my mail is going to be too long, so I'll end here. I'm new to
mailing lists, so I dont really know what to tell :o)
Markus "mpathy" Majer
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