The choice of Stalin

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A Stalin Wallpaper, for your pleasure:-)
(And no. Im not a communist)

Luttermann

11 years ago

Do you by any chance have any this wallpaper in any other resolutions? perhaps 1280x800...

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Thorson

12 years ago

Seriously, delete this! Or do we all start posting pics glorifying Hitler and Pol Pot? This is just bad taste at the least and intentionally offensive at the worst. This crap has nothing to do with Gnome or Linux. Is this gnome-look.org or commie-look.org?

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IkeIldarich

12 years ago

Some people are ridiculous. Stalin of course was a stain on human history.

However to argue that this has nothing to do with linux or gnome therefore it should be deleted is simply stupid. What do flowers or swirls have to do with gnome or linux? At least this wallpaper mentions linux, unlike the army of ubunu advertisements that spam this site everyday.

Oh, and if you want to talk about offensiveness lets discuss the rampant sexism and exploitation of women in wallpapers here. How about the army of naked women with Ubuntu logos pasted onto them?

This wallpaper is obviously supposed to lampoon anti-free-software zealots, not to support stalin. If you want to condemn people on the site for being offensive at least target genuinely offensive wallpapers, not jokes.

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Thorson

12 years ago

If what you say is true then why are pro-Nazi images deleted from the site? Seriously can you not understand the difference here? Are you saying that gnome-look mods prefer one mass murderer over another? Promotion of Genocide is okay as long as it is done for a Communist cause?

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theslayer84

12 years ago

Why the hell cant u see its a joke! I guess that most Linux users have heard the comment about communism from time to time, and the wallpaper is a joke to that.

Would u be more happy if i use Lenin rather than Stalin or would u still find that offensive?!

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Luttermann

12 years ago

Well i guess this is what you get for being controversial. It is impossible to please everybody all the time. But seriously Thorson if you have that big of a problem with this, then report it to an admin.

For me Stalin is first of all a mass-murderer, but he is also the personalization of the philosophy of communism (much like Eric Stallman is for the GNU philosophy). And thoug what happened in USSR were at least as bad as what happened in Nazi-Germany, the philosophy behind Nazism is not admirable and can therefore not be compared this way.

I bet that most of us, at some point been called communists for sharing our programs, imagery, knowledge etc. etc. (i know i have plenty of times!). But then again, i come from a contry (Denmark) that have a very relaxed perception of communism. And when mentioned we thinks more about the communist philosophy that what happened in Soviet Russia (or at least i do, ask theslayer84 he's from here as well).

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peedeeramone

12 years ago

ooohhhh

sick burn!!!!

(but dont diss ubuntu man)

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theslayer84

12 years ago

Spot on!

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taliesin

12 years ago

we will see this in windows 7 as default

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eragon2890

12 years ago

... I really think it should be called "the choice of the FSF" instead, way more fitting :)

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zuhi

12 years ago

This one s*cks really, it's barf-out.

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Jayrome

12 years ago

WTF Linux the choice of Stalin

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theslayer84

12 years ago

The wallpaper is not meant to associate Linux with Communism.
It is meant as a joke and nothing more, and it is made to one of my friends, who believes that Linux=Communism.
Ill try a more neutral colour next time.

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PM85

12 years ago

I think it's a good idea and work, but red color is too bad for desktop =/
If try more neutral color? How you think?

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fathum

12 years ago

wallpaper created by MS? :) Stalin like possitive motivation for using linux is not good choise...

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PM85

12 years ago

Communism - it is an utopia, open source - it's a reality. That is a main difference beatween this good philosophies.

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xscrew

12 years ago

I know that communism is utopia, but i know that stalin could rise up country, solved many problem and russia could win the war. Russia win the WAR II and it know all. If russia can't win the war, you all was in Hitler's slaves. Russia could win the war, because she had a leader as Stalin

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l1718s

12 years ago

USA and UK won the War too, you remember ?

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xscrew

12 years ago

I remeber, that USA and UK was in war, but Russia played leader role! Without russia Germany win!

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l1718s

12 years ago

And without USA and UK, Hitler could won too ^^

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xscrew

12 years ago

Stalin wsas a very clever man. He was a one of the best russian leaders. I know, that i say, because i'm from russia

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taliesin

12 years ago

Are you crazy? Bill Gates + Adolf Hitler are just band of hippies when you compare them to this creature. He killed millions and caused 100x more to suffer. Whole my nation by the way.

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fedrox

12 years ago

you're no linux too

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