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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2016, 09:58:14 am »
Ouch!  I think I just got beat up here.  I only live with one woman who loves Linux and who won't use Windows --so, really, what do I know?  I going with what LNXlady says here in this thread.  Although we have plenty of knights in this forum, it's good to know there are no damsels in distress!  :)

Sorry to call you out, Perknh. I really was amused, not offended. It's interesting to see what a bunch of men have to say about women when they think there are none listening.   ;D Anyway, you DID get at least one woman to post more so mission accomplished, LOL.

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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2016, 05:52:25 pm »
It is easier on the eyes than an orange/purple combo! Let's keep it.

Worryingly it took far longer than it should before I "got" that ???
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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2016, 05:54:33 pm »
Sorry to call you out, Perknh.

Hi LNXlady,

My wife, mrs.perknh, would think you're off to a good start, but she's be even happier with you if you would get a little tougher on me the next time around.  I know what she'd say to you, however:  She'd say, "LNXlady, give me a high-five!"  ;)

LNXlady, it's nice to have you here!  :)

Thank you,

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It is easier on the eyes than an orange/purple combo! Let's keep it.

Worryingly it took far longer than it should before I "got" that ???

Why are Ubuntu colors orange and purple?

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https://www.quora.com/Why-are-Ubuntu-colors-orange-and-purple
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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2016, 07:47:13 pm »
She'd say, "LNXlady, give me a high-five!"  ;)
LOL, then give her a high five from me.  Explaining why is optional.  :D

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Why are Ubuntu colors orange and purple?

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https://www.quora.com/Why-are-Ubuntu-colors-orange-and-purple

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We have introduced a palette which includes both a fresh, lively orange, and a rich, mature aubergine. The use of aubergine indicates commercial involvement, while orange is a signal of community engagement.
from https://design.ubuntu.com/brand/colour-palette
Nice colors but not together, I think.

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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2016, 08:26:47 pm »
She'd say, "LNXlady, give me a high-five!"  ;)
LOL, then give her a high five from me.  Explaining why is optional.  :D

Will do.  The mischief I got myself in, here in Peppermint forum yesterday, delights mrs.perknh to no end!  ;D

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Why are Ubuntu colors orange and purple?

By Muntasim-Ul Haque from Quora

https://www.quora.com/Why-are-Ubuntu-colors-orange-and-purple

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We have introduced a palette which includes both a fresh, lively orange, and a rich, mature aubergine. The use of aubergine indicates commercial involvement, while orange is a signal of community engagement.
from https://design.ubuntu.com/brand/colour-palette
Nice colors but not together, I think.

Great resource.  Thank you, LNXlady.  I like the color aubergine very much.  Aubergine, for whatever reason, helps cheer me up --even helping me to fight the winter blues I experience here in New England every winter.  That color is one of the reasons why I like the look of Unity so much --though I don't like Unity's G-Editor tool, or even Ubuntu's forum, much at all.
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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2016, 09:36:44 am »

Great resource.  Thank you, LNXlady.  I like the color aubergine very much.  Aubergine, for whatever reason, helps cheer me up --even helping me to fight the winter blues I experience here in New England every winter.  That color is one of the reasons why I like the look of Unity so much --though I don't like Unity's G-Editor tool, or even Ubuntu's forum, much at all.

It's a favorite of mine, too. I wear it a lot, but never with orange. ;) I have to give Ubuntu points for stepping out of the box, though. Very few OSs move away from blue or gray.

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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2016, 10:33:40 am »
My take one the subject is going to be a bit more statistics driven. I'm a Computer Science student, with 58 people in the class. There are 7 girls and 51 guys.
I run Peppermint, my friend runs Debian, another guy is a Fedora user. Other than that, it's 75% Windows & 20% OSX. Our lab has Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 installed, and we actively use both.

I'm on my first year. The OS usage changes over time, with the proportion being 50-30-20, Windows - OSX - Linux among graduates. This data is based on my estimates from their presentations.

It's probably just the numbers disparity that causes no Linux users among 1st year women. That said, I find men to be more willing to experiment. I've convinced a friend running OSX to try Linux in a VM, and he's playing with it. Another friend running Win7 tried installing Linux in a VM on his own and was absolutely delighted when I told him that there exist other GUIs then Unity  ::) I showed him Peppermint, we'll see what comes of it. I tired doing the same with a friend running Win10 and she actively refused, even when it meant going to the lab to finish some exercises. But that's a very small sample

Computer literacy matters a lot more. Linux still has the "it's for command line professionals only" appeal, so with the sex disproportion of people with CS degrees(I think it's 80-20 male to female, and getting more even over time. My university runs 5 CS degrees, and others have even up to 30% women), we are naturally going to have less current female users, and see their number grow over time.

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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2016, 11:13:25 am »
My take one the subject is going to be a bit more statistics driven. I'm a Computer Science student, with 58 people in the class. There are 7 girls and 51 guys.
I run Peppermint, my friend runs Debian, another guy is a Fedora user. Other than that, it's 75% Windows & 20% OSX. Our lab has Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 installed, and we actively use both.

I'm on my first year. The OS usage changes over time, with the proportion being 50-30-20, Windows - OSX - Linux among graduates. This data is based on my estimates from their presentations.

It's probably just the numbers disparity that causes no Linux users among 1st year women. That said, I find men to be more willing to experiment. I've convinced a friend running OSX to try Linux in a VM, and he's playing with it. Another friend running Win7 tried installing Linux in a VM on his own and was absolutely delighted when I told him that there exist other GUIs then Unity  ::) I showed him Peppermint, we'll see what comes of it. I tired doing the same with a friend running Win10 and she actively refused, even when it meant going to the lab to finish some exercises. But that's a very small sample

Computer literacy matters a lot more. Linux still has the "it's for command line professionals only" appeal, so with the sex disproportion of people with CS degrees(I think it's 80-20 male to female, and getting more even over time. My university runs 5 CS degrees, and others have even up to 30% women), we are naturally going to have less current female users, and see their number grow over time.

I'm not surprised that out of 7 girls none of them would be running Linux but I am surprised that out of 51 guys in a computer science course, only 3 of the guys do. I wonder, if the lab was running Windows 8 (!) or  Windows 10 instead of 7, how many would be using either Ubuntu or OSx by the end of the course.

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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2016, 06:36:45 pm »
Of the hundreds of females with whom I am related or in contact with via social media, only one has any idea what an operating system is. Much less what version of Windows they are using  :o... That one lady is a big wig linux developer mostly working on Amarok, she travels the world going to linux conferences. I guess all the women I know, save Valorie, are predominately just overly busy Moms or Grandmas with no time or interest in diving deeply into technology.  ::)
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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2016, 08:45:12 pm »
Hello spence,

LNXlady singlehandedly --well, with the full support of mrs.perknh -- recently put me on the straight and narrow.  Yep, in the nicest possible way, LNXlady served me my head on a platter  --even putting a shinny apple in my mouth.  (Word on the street was that I never looked better!)  Let's not forget, as well as being as computer savvy as woman choose to be, these gals have a knack for decorating too.  ;)

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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2016, 05:51:59 am »
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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2016, 10:43:14 am »
Of the hundreds of females with whom I am related or in contact with via social media, only one has any idea what an operating system is. Much less what version of Windows they are using  :o... That one lady is a big wig linux developer mostly working on Amarok, she travels the world going to linux conferences. I guess all the women I know, save Valorie, are predominately just overly busy Moms or Grandmas with no time or interest in diving deeply into technology.  ::)
PCNetSpec & perknh, you guys are so funny. ;D

Spence, you should help some of those hundreds  :o of females out, and tell them about Linux. Especially any of them unfortunate enough to be running Windows 8-10. Most of them probably just don't know know their options. I was lucky to have had a male relative show me Linux Mint years ago. I probably wouldn't have found out about it, otherwise.  I'm so glad he didn't think I was someone who would have no interest in it  just because I am female (and a busy mom).

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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2016, 05:23:03 am »
In my world, my man is the one who throws up his hands if something doesn't work right.
So, LNXlady, is it true that you are a tomboy?  :D (Just kidding, please do not feel offended...)

I have a female friend. She knows her way around in Windows (more than many women I know, which aren't  THAT many, but anyway), but she has no interest in installing and trying out Linux.

I think that computers-and-stuff is a bit of a technical thing, and "technical things" are more of a male thing? Women will be interested, but to dive into Linux, for example, is another matter.
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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2016, 07:47:10 am »
Oh, nooo... Here we go again!  ::) :P :P

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Re: Females using Peppermint ?
« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2016, 09:33:32 am »
Oh, nooo... Here we go again!  ::) :P :P

Yeah, Slim.Fatz...Peppermint's pool in on again.  The smart money is going on LNXlady for Round 1!  ;)
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