[K12OSN] "marketing" the K12LTSP desktop

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Wed Jun 8 15:07:07 UTC 2005

Tom Ventresco wrote:
> Desktop backgrounds...oddly enough the ability for all users to have
> their own goofy background image has been a HUGE selling point this year
> in our media center. I just left a group of kids who use the thins over
> windows PC's for the speed and the small amount of customization ICE
> allows them (themes and backgrounds) The students love it.
> I agree some extra background images would not hurt.  Maybe a web site
> like Gnome-look.org  but K12OSN-look.org ??  Or just show students
> Gnome-look.org.  Oh another fun thing we do - In our Gnome labs kids
> enjoy the GDM themes on login.   Another project here that I did not get
> off the ground... Having my imaging classes make a GDM themes or
> backgrounds as an assignment.  I am on the "make it look really cool"
> band wagon.
> I'm in.  What can I do ?
> Tom

"Extra" backgrounds is easy. Changing the default may-or-may-not be easy.

There are lots of sources for backgrounds we can use. Paul Nelson hosts
a photoblog for schools that is all under the Creative Commons:

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