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Linux Foundation Asks Who Says "I'm Linux" Best

timothy posted more than 4 years ago | from the creepy's-definitely-the-way-to-go dept.

Linux Business 459

An anonymous reader writes "Everyone has seen Apple's clever 'I'm a Mac' ads, and Microsoft's attempted responses, first with Jerry Seinfeld, and next with 'I'm a PC.' The Linux Foundation tries to fire back with its community-generated 'We're Linux' video contest: all of the eligible videos have now been submitted and are ready to be voted on. Thankfully, the quality of Linux is much higher than the quality of some of these entries: entries range from the hilarious but inappropriate, to the well-made but creepy, to the 'I'm sure it sounded good in your head.' Thankfully, there are one or two that could actually be real commercials."

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I'm Debian (0, Offtopic)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245045)

I'm Debian, the mother of all Linuxen

Re:I'm Debian (3, Informative)

nobodylocalhost (1343981) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245083)

Really? I thought for sure slackware would be it.

Slackware (1, Insightful)

flyingfsck (986395) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245125)

Slackware was the Daddy. Like the God Amen, Slackware created himself.

Re:Slackware (4, Funny)

Weaselmancer (533834) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245647)

Like the God Amen, Slackware created himself.

I thought that was Gentoo.

Re:Slackware (4, Funny)

CarpetShark (865376) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245783)

I thought that was Gentoo.

No, Gentoo is the future incarnation, which is yet to finish creating itself.

Re:Slackware (5, Funny)

Daravon (848487) | more than 4 years ago | (#27246071)

"And Lo! The Lord did sayeth 'emerge earth' and he did wait five days and five nights. Verily he did then adjust his holy USE flags, and then did emerge again!"

Spoiler alert, he eventually created the world after spending a lot of time compiling from source. Later, on the forums, he bragged he did it in seven days and that everybody who couldn't do it that was either a noob or needed a faster computer.

Re:Slackware (4, Funny)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245735)

No, Linux from Scratch created himself...from scratch.

Re:I'm Debian (1)

rkfig (1016920) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245545)

Really? I was thinking it was Yggdrasil.

Re:I'm Debian (4, Informative)

VagaStorm (691999) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245991)

Akording to wikipedia you are correct, yggdrasil linux releaced first alpha on 8 December 1992, before both slakware and debian who came out in 1993 but Softlanding Linux System (SLS) precceded them all. (I knew nothing of this b4 I looked it up :p)

Re:I'm Debian (1)

Cramer (69040) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245873)

Hard to remember that far back *grin* but there were distros before Slackware. Anyone remember SLS?

Re:I'm Debian (1)

Xtifr (1323) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245975)

SLS [wikipedia.org] , but who's counting? :)

Anyway, Slackware and Debian are pretty much exactly the same age, if you count from when the projects started. Debian took quite a bit longer to reach 1.0, but then, they were actually trying to make a good system. :)

Re:I'm Debian (1, Troll)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245151)

Also, all of those video links are broken. Must be hosted on Windows Vista.

Re:I'm Debian (5, Funny)

Jabbrwokk (1015725) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245437)

They're all in OGG format so no one will be able to watch them anyway ;)

Re:I'm Debian (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245587)

im sure it has more to do with the servers being slammed by slashdotters

Re:I'm Debian (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245805)

They're all in OGG format so everyone will be able to watch them anyway ;)

There, fixed that for you.

Re:I'm Debian (5, Funny)

myshkinstudios (1307203) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245909)

It's odd how both of those comments are absolutely true.

Evil Geniuses Use Linux (4, Funny)

biryokumaru (822262) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245049)

What ever happened to:
ahttp://ubergeek.tv/article.php?pid=54

Re:Evil Geniuses Use Linux (2, Funny)

sexconker (1179573) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245071)

Whatever happened to predictability?
The milkman, the paperboy, and late night tv?

Re:Evil Geniuses Use Linux (3, Funny)

nine-times (778537) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245655)

It seems today that all you see is violence in movies and sex on TV, but where are those good old-fashioned values on which we used to rely?

Re:Evil Geniuses Use Linux (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245799)

It's waiting just around the bend!

Re:Evil Geniuses Use Linux (1)

pembo13 (770295) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245095)

Aside from the inaccuracies, that was fun.

Re:Evil Geniuses Use Linux (1)

Hordeking (1237940) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245723)

What ever happened to: http://ubergeek.tv/article.php?pid=54 [ubergeek.tv]

They were attacked by a Beowulf cluster of atomic supermen, backed by genetically engineered Cyber-goats.

I haven't watched that video in a long time. Sadly, I didn't even need to navigate to the URL to know what it was...how geeky is that?

And that so sums up Linux... (4, Insightful)

jonnyj (1011131) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245115)

Great product, shame about the marketing. That's why Canonical / Ubuntu is so important.

Re:And that so sums up Linux... (5, Interesting)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 4 years ago | (#27246155)

The Linux.com contest is cute, but not much is accomplished for Microsoft or Linux as long as they are aping Apple's ad campaign. Such ads would only give the impression that Microsoft and Linux are late to the "cool party".

It'd be nice if Canonical (or any other serious player, or especially a consortium) released ads which played on Linux' strengths and dispelled the myths of modern Linux. They could show a stylish but smart person being the Linux user and his curious but skeptical friend asking the questions:
  • "Dosen't an expert need to set up Linux?" "No, it's quick and easy!" (show a YAST or GRUB GUI installation)
  • "Can I change the way it looks?" "Sure, much more than Vista or OSX!" (quickly show a wide variety of theme shots)
  • "How do I install software?" "Look, it's easy. Everything is at your fingertips." (show the GUI apt-get)
  • "Does Linux work with different hardware?" "Of course." (show rapid-fire shots of CUPS recognition, multiple monitors, etc.)
  • "Can I run my Windows programs on Linux?" "Yes you can." (show WINE in action)

But more importantly, Linux must go on the offensive. They must stress that they are capable of doing fancy stuff(show the oblig compiz-fusion screenshot), and they should mention the freedom that users will have to do whatever they want with their computer while reminding the users how annoying iTunes is for trying to install other crap under your nose. Maybe have a cheap shot at the "Vista capable" fiasco and the fact that Vista and 7 are the same thing are both prime targets for malware. Stress that users do have a choice!

Already Slashdotted (3, Funny)

Futurepower(R) (558542) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245117)

Already Slashdotted, 2009-03-18, 11:36 AM PDT

Re:Already Slashdotted (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245221)

PDT? What's that as a unix timestamp

Re:Already Slashdotted (4, Funny)

mdm-adph (1030332) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245611)

1237394160000

I know it was a joke, but I really couldn't help myself.

I laughed. (1)

Futurepower(R) (558542) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245793)

Funny.

Too bad he's dead, but Burgess Meredith (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245119)

The original "Penguin" from the old Batman TV series would be a great Linux spokesperson.

Link to youtube videos (1)

sarahbau (692647) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245123)

Anyone happen to get the links to the videos on YouTube? I was only able to watch one before the site stopped responding.

Re:Link to youtube videos (5, Informative)

Geoffreyerffoeg (729040) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245191)

Here's one (the one the submitter called one of the better ones):

Challenges at the Office [youtube.com]

Some of the other ones are under the related videos.

Re:Link to youtube videos (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245665)

here is the 2nd "better one" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svaHnha-PXs

Re:Link to youtube videos (1)

PrescriptionWarning (932687) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245787)

the 2nd one seems like it would be a good one... but would definitely need to be redone in english and with a better looking tux costume.

Re:Link to youtube videos (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245285)

This [youtube.com] is the "hilarious but inappropriate" one. The other two are NOT on Youtube, acually, but as far as I can tell, they're here [linux-foundation.org] and here [linux-foundation.org] , respectively, in wget-able FLV glory.

Re:Link to youtube videos (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245573)

I gave up after about 25 seconds with the "hilarious but inappropriate" one. I failed to see any hilarious.

Re:Link to youtube videos (1)

Gilmoure (18428) | more than 4 years ago | (#27246143)

Do any of these involve trebuchet, beer, and bar maids?

I'm slashdotted? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245127)

I'm getting "failed to connect" errors on every one of those links.

Didn't Novell already do this? (4, Informative)

argent (18001) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245139)

Two years ago? [wired.com]

Re:Didn't Novell already do this? (4, Funny)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245323)

Shhhh!! It's just a talent contest for the geeks who didn't get to be in one in high school. Don't spoil their chance to wear a nice gown and walk down the aisle just once.

Re:Didn't Novell already do this? (3, Informative)

Galois2 (1481427) | more than 4 years ago | (#27246199)

Two years ago? [wired.com]

That is a funny reply to the Mac ad series, but have people already forgotten the great linux ad which *preceded* either the Mac or PC ad series? Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwL0G9wK8j4 [youtube.com] It includes Mohommad Ali, Sylvia Nasar, Penny Marshall, and former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden.

I am Linux (4, Funny)

sunking2 (521698) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245145)

And apparently I don't serve out web pages any better than IIS.

Re:I am Linux (1)

kungfugleek (1314949) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245653)

I am Slashdotted.

Oops (5, Funny)

castorvx (1424163) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245157)

We're Linux, and our site is down.

Linux marketing = epic win.

Re:Oops (1)

nobodylocalhost (1343981) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245243)

Hahahahaha yes, linux marketing must pass the slashdot test first.

Re:Oops (2, Funny)

jgtg32a (1173373) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245883)

They should have used FreeBSD then the server wouldn't have gone down.

Very fitting (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245163)

I find this situation to be a very fitting analogy to the computing world as a whole. Apple does something that gets attention. Microsoft makes their cheap knockoff of it. Then the OSS/Linux guys come along and say "Hey, we can do that, too!"

Re:Very fitting (4, Interesting)

Duradin (1261418) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245853)

Actually it be more along the lines of someone suggesting to the Linux guys that they should do something and the Linux guys telling the person "go make the commercial yourself".

Re:Very fitting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245981)

Well as usual with Linux, they show up late to the game and produce a half ass working team that people find unbearable to watch while the hardcore crowd yells at them for being peons.

But hey we can criticize MS/Apple all day, but when it comes to Linux we have to treat them with special care because they 'do it for free'.

Any Comerical like this would be fitting. (1, Insightful)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245173)

Apple We did it first and got a lot of attention doing it.
Microsoft copies it and makes it their own.
Linux jumps in and goes ME TOO!!!! ME TOO!!!!

First Time it is cool
Second time it is kinda background noise
By the third time it gets pathetic, and over used.

Re:Any Comerical like this would be fitting. (1)

ultrabot (200914) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245241)

By the third time it gets pathetic, and over used.

I think the whole idea is to be a counterpoint to existing commercials.

Re:Any Comerical like this would be fitting. (1)

x78 (1099371) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245281)

Lighten up, eh!

Re:Any Comerical like this would be fitting. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245305)

So, if you actually watched the videos, most of the better ones have nothing to do with the "I'm a PC, I'm a Mac" trope. It's quite refreshing, really.

Re:Any Comerical like this would be fitting. (1)

themacks (1197889) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245689)

[fanboi whine]
but this is different, its not
I am a Linux
its
I am Linux
[/fanboi whine]

Re:Any Comerical like this would be fitting. (1, Interesting)

Xtifr (1323) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245753)

First Time it is cool

It's what?!? First time it was whiny, annoying, stupid, and borderline insulting. Second time it was just plain pathetic. Third time, it's so far over the top that it may actually become mildly amusing for the very first time. (Though I'm not holding my breath.)

Will anyone who actually thought those stupid ads were "cool" please kill yourself and any offspring you may have? Do it for the good of the species. :)

Re:Any Comerical like this would be fitting. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27246133)

It was annoying and inaccurate the first time,
then it was kinda lame.
Now I don't know what to expect.

My candidate... Jay Maynard (1)

argent (18001) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245187)

Re:My candidate... Jay Maynard (1)

mdm-adph (1030332) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245663)

I'm sure a lot of people find that offensive, but I personally think it describes the situation perfectly.

Linux has a long, long, long way to go in the eyes of the public.

Good Grief, Charlie Brown (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245195)

These commercials couldn't sell a sandwich to a starving man. Much less an operating system to a non-technical audience.

Since the server already melted.... (4, Informative)

Skylinux (942824) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245197)

Unfortunately the server already melted so here are a few videos Novell produced to market Linux.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3AXo5i_XYI [youtube.com]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjJePMwEMWg [youtube.com]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8WNPvjtjQg [youtube.com]

"I'm Linux"? (1)

Jon.Laslow (809215) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245203)

I got corrected elsewhere for this. Wouldn't that be, "I'm GNU/Linux", or "I'm a GNU/Linux Distro"?

Samuel L Jackson.... (5, Funny)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245211)

Reprising his role as Jules from Pulp Fiction:

Jules: [Jules shoots the man on the couch, who turns out to be Steve Jobs, turns to talk to Bill Gates] I'm sorry, did I break your concentration? I didn't mean to do that. Please, continue, you were saying something about best intentions. What's the matter? Oh, you were finished! Well, allow me to retort. What does Linus Torvalds look like?

Bill: What?
Jules: What OS do you run?
Bill: What? What? Wh - ?
Jules: "What" ain't no OS I've ever heard of. They have a usable command line in What?
Bill: What?
Jules: Usable command line, mother fucker, do you have one?
Bill: Yes! Yes!
Jules: Then you know what I'm sayin'!
Bill: Yes!
Jules: Describe what Linus Torvalds looks like!
Bill: What?
Jules: Say 'what' again. Say 'what' again, I dare you, I double dare you motherfucker, say what one more Goddamn time!

[end scene, fade out with Linux, Operating System of Bad Mother Fuckers everywhere]

Re:Samuel L Jackson.... (1)

kamnet (1117875) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245235)

Amen. "People on the Internet love when I say mother fucker."

Re:Samuel L Jackson.... (1)

sanosuke001 (640243) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245585)

you just made my day...

What a second... (4, Insightful)

Antony-Kyre (807195) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245213)

Aren't linux machines still Personal Computers?

Re:What a second... (2, Funny)

pembo13 (770295) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245299)

At some point, PC became synonymous with Microsoft Windows. I am not sure when that happened. All I know is that I didn't get a memo.

Re:What a second... (2, Informative)

DragonWriter (970822) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245515)

At some point, PC became synonymous with Microsoft Windows.

PC became largely synonymous with "something running one of Microsoft's current set of operating system offerings" at about the time IBM licensed MS-DOS as PC-DOS and distribtued it as the standard OS for the IBM PC, and it was cemented when the Mac became the main hardware competitor to the PC and its clones, and so comparisons tended to be PC vs. Mac whether or not they were hardware comparisons, OS comparisons, or, comparisons of the combination of hardware and OS and available application software.

Re:What a second... (1)

0racle (667029) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245319)

You get to use one of these [wikipedia.org] as a PC?

BTW, I'm Spart ... err... Linux.

Re:What a second... (5, Funny)

roggg (1184871) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245571)

Mac: "I'm a Mac."

Linux: "I'm a PC. Because you see Linux actually runs on PC hardware, so it's a fallacy to refer to only Windoze machines a PCs.

Mac: "ummm..."

Linux (standing up, and brushing cheeto dust from beard): "In fact, to be pedantic, Mac's are PCs too in the more general sense of the term since PC stands for personal computer, and Mac's are certainly computers designed for personal use. Really we are all PCs. I really hate how M$ has appropriated that term for it's own platforms when the term is equally applicable to linux machines as well..."

Mac: "please...kill me now."

Re:What a second... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27246105)

Linux: "And that's another thing. 'kill' is a UNIX command, and as we all know, Macs are UNIX machines underneath (technically BSD UNIX), so, yeah, you could invoke 'kill' once you know your PID. Really, you're not a Mac, you're a UNIX machine, derived via a NextStep machine and tweaked to look like a Mac. You're a prettied-up UNIX-like machine just like me! We're practically brothers!" [Big, kind of scary-looking, cheetoes-laden smile at the end as he tries to hug Mac]

Mac: [Slowly starts stepping sideways out of the picture]

Re:What a second... (1)

Eudial (590661) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245771)

Aren't linux machines still Personal Computers?

That largely depends on what machine you install Linux on. It'd be a stretch to call a Playstation 2 a PC.

Re:What a second... (1)

silent_artichoke (973182) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245913)

If you put Linux on it, doesn't that change it from a gaming console to a general-purpose personal computer?

Re:What a second... (1)

jgtg32a (1173373) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245951)

IIRC there is some weird tax in Japan where Sony decided to allow Linux on PS2 so it could be sold as a computer, which allows it to avoid something.

Youtube links (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245265)

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=TheLinuxFoundation&view=videos&sort=v

facepalm (5, Insightful)

blhack (921171) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245273)

Isn't part of the point of linux that there isn't a face to it?

Linux is my mailserver
Linux runs my mythtv
Linux runs on my access point
Linux runs on my sister's laptop.
Linux runs on our company's DVR.

Linux is not an operating system for the desktop or for the server, or for the embedded device. Linux is an operating system for EVERYTHING.

Its like a ball of clay, endless potential and totally at the hands of the artist.

Re:facepalm (1)

Cassini2 (956052) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245563)

People really underestimate how those embedded applications can quickly add up. Linux in your smartphone, Linux in your car navigation system, Linux in your wireless router, Linux in your playstation, before long it is "Linux everywhere."

Yes, some of these applications might not be as visible as Windows on the desktop, but they do add up. Sooner or later, someone is going to come out with a statistic like Linux outsells Windows 2:1 !!! Everyone will be wondering how that is. It will be all the embedded applications.

I bet GCC has more running applications in the world than any other compiler. It is used as a back-end compiler for a great many embedded systems.

Re:facepalm (1)

oodaloop (1229816) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245675)

And that's the point of at least one of the videos.

Re:facepalm (1)

ParanoiaBOTS (903635) | more than 4 years ago | (#27246125)

Isn't part of the point of linux that there isn't a face to it?

Linux is my mailserver Linux runs my mythtv Linux runs on my access point Linux runs on my sister's laptop. Linux runs on our company's DVR.

Linux is not an operating system for the desktop or for the server, or for the embedded device. Linux is an operating system for EVERYTHING.

Its like a ball of clay, endless potential and totally at the hands of the artist.

I think you are forgetting that M$ tried to do the same thing, they just don't do it as well as linux did.

I hate this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245277)

"Hey guys, let's do everything possible to exacerbate the 'me too' image problem Linux already has!"

This campaign is probably the worst idea ever, and of course it's only coming to fruition long after the initial luster of the Apple commercials has faded and people already find them played out.

Re:I hate this (1)

Colonel Korn (1258968) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245327)

"Hey guys, let's do everything possible to exacerbate the 'me too' image problem Linux already has!"

This campaign is probably the worst idea ever, and of course it's only coming to fruition long after the initial luster of the Apple commercials has faded and people already find them played out.

I think the original Apple commercials came to fruition at precisely the moment that their luster faded and people found them played out.

Yup, calling your competitors nerds sure is clever (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245307)

"Microsoft's attempted responses"? What does that even mean? How are Microsoft's nationally broadcast advertisements only "attempts" to respond Apple's "clever" strategy of "make the other guys look lame and nerdy"?

Not seeing any bias here.

slashdotted... (1)

epdp14 (1318641) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245387)

Linux Foundation is slashdotted.... (loads gnu.org) whoa am I glad that there isn't just one face of linux...

mac vs pc: stallman vs. torvalds (4, Funny)

je ne sais quoi (987177) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245427)

I can't watch the commercials because the site is slashdotted, but here's what I think: Instead of doing the I'm a mac, I'm a PC exchange commercials, they should get Stallman and Torvalds to do the commercial, each one playing "linux". I think it would emphasize the tension the linux community has regarding the priority of freedom:

Torvalds: "Hello, I'm linux."
Stallman: "You should really refer to him as GNU/linux, and me too."
Torvalds: "We reliably operate huge numbers of servers, embedded devices and personal computers and have support for a a huge array of hardware devices."
Stallman: "But most importantly, we allow you to have the freedom share your ideas with others and be able to use other's ideas enriching all of us simultaneously."
Torvalds: "...and making big bank."
Stallman: "uhh, what?"

Re:mac vs pc: stallman vs. torvalds (1)

jgtg32a (1173373) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245985)

You might wanna double check what Stallman believes

Re:mac vs pc: stallman vs. torvalds (0, Flamebait)

DaveV1.0 (203135) | more than 4 years ago | (#27246177)

Stallman believes that HE should make big bank, but no one should be able to make big bank, especially on software, and most especially on software he wants to use.

Microsoft must love this.... (2, Insightful)

nrasch (303043) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245455)

The parent post says: "... hilarious but inappropriate, to the well-made but creepy, to the 'I'm sure it sounded good in your head.'"

If I was in MS's marketing department I'd be all over the bad videos. I'd show them to everyone I could and explain, 'See? This is the type of person who identifies w/ Linux. This is how they brand them selves. These type of people will be working on your servers, looking through the source code, etc.'

My job would be done, people thinking about switching over would be creeped out, and a fuzzy warm marketing glow would ensue.... ;)

Just one catch. (1)

steelfood (895457) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245467)

It won't be good marketing at all if the audience can't figure out if it's a guy or a girl speaking. Or gets confused when the voice doesn't match the person saying it.

They all suck (2, Funny)

Yuioup (452151) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245489)

I checked them out yesterday and they're all shit. If any of them got aired on the mainstream media then I'm wiping my Ubuntu partition and installing Vista

duh? (1)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245501)

Does this question really need to be asked. The answer is clearly Gary Gnu. [elarceny.com]

Poor Linux Server (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245523)

Would appear though the Linux box hosting the "I'm Linux" videos has been Slashdotted into submission. I'm betting it wishes it wasn't Linux at the moment.

linux blah blah blah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245595)

epic fail. who'd want that in their lives?

I liked the firefox marketing ideas better (1)

caffeinejolt (584827) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245625)

Linux client market share needs some help. [statowl.com] I think it is great to get the word out there that Linux is a viable desktop alternative, and maybe this will turn out to be a good way to win some converts. However, I think perhaps learning from what worked well for Firefox and then perhaps building a similar grassroots campaign combined with a well designed site that shows some real desktop advantages offered by some of the more polished distributions combined with the option to download easily runnable OS images (i.e. VMWare Player) might fare better.

Hi, I'm Linux (4, Funny)

Bastard of Subhumani (827601) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245729)

Hi, I'm linux and the load on my server is getting very h

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i got it (1)

castironpigeon (1056188) | more than 4 years ago | (#27245773)

Can't RTFA because the link is down, but 'We're Linux' ought to be a school cafeteria with all the distros having a food fight.

fuck38 (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27245941)

BiptTorrent) Second, fu7ure at all

Hi! We are Linux !... (1)

Yvanhoe (564877) | more than 4 years ago | (#27246099)

... says the crowd of benevolent servants.

Script (4, Funny)

Brandybuck (704397) | more than 4 years ago | (#27246131)

[Cut to suburban home basement. Room contains boxspring mattress, cinderblock and plank bookshelf, and cable spool table. On the floor is indoor/outdoor kitchen-print carpet. On the walls are a selection of tattered scifi movie posters, including Natalie Portman in torn jumpsuit poster from Episode II. Glow in the dark stars dot the ceiling, from which dangle several hand painted styrofoam "planets". There is a stack of obsolete game consoles in the corner. Computer in aluminum and plexiglass supertower case with purple lighting is next to table, on which are two unmatched LCD monitors. Pale overweight adolescent enters from stage left. He is wearing black jeans, and black tee-shirt with penguin and wildebeest motif. The hair is short spiked dyed pink, but black roots are prominent.]

Adolescent: "I am Linux! Ph3&r me!"

[Cue jingle. Wipe to series logo.]

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