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When credits are due

Posted in Knowledge, Linux with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2015 by Sirusdark

True story

Last Tuesday, my computer died. It turns on, but nothing works and it doesn’t even POST anymore (aka BIOS). After some preliminary troubleshooting, it looks like either the motherboard or the memory gave up.

In the meantime, to get back online, I installed the latest version of Linux Mint (upgraded to version 17.1 – I had version 12…) on my good ‘ol emergency PC and then spent the rest of my evening doing so.

The next morning, I finished installing some updates and left for work. Just as I walked the door, I remembered I had a laptop

*Face palm*

Login beauty

After having a good laugh (and laughed at) I started using Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE). I even installed Skype and Steam which are also available for Linux. So far so good! (this article being written with it).

I really like it. Especially my new login screen:

sirus_linuxmint_synergy_screen_001

Rage

But what I don’t like and really despise, is the friggin’ lack of credits people give not.

I know who made the theme, but the NOT the artwork! And if you do a quick reverse image search, you’ll find this image a hundred times all across the whole World Wide Web, reposted, re-blogged, re-pinned, featured on many wallpaper websites, used and re-use as a desktop by so many people and yet, no one bothers mentioning who made it… Makes me wanna flaablalaffguhbuufff ’em.

After my initial outrage, I went on da crazy Internet and after many, many countless minutes, I finally found the source: Looking Towards Home by Inga Nielsen, a German artist. She even made it available as a wallpaper pack!

The lesson? Next time you find an epic wallpaper or even a nice piece of software, take a few minutes to find the REAL source and give due credits whenever  you can. It often pays off!

Source

To find the image used in Linux Mint 17.1 Synergy theme by Sam Riggs, simply navigate to the HTML themes folder. Here’s the path:

/usr/share/mdm/html-themes/Synergy

Enjoy!

Sirus
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