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"We're Linux" Finalists Announced

timothy posted more than 5 years ago | from the penguin-suits-get-all-the-hot-girls dept.

Linux Business 133

Last month, we mentioned the Linux Foundation's contest asking people to illustrate the idea "We're Linux"; Now, ruphus13 writes "Over 90 entries were received, and the finalists are now out. From the article, 'The contest was spawned from the idea that other software companies were paying millions of dollars to celebrities for endorsements, while Linux was promoted and shared by enthusiastic, passionate, actual users. Contestants were given a simple directive: tell the Linux Foundation what Linux is for you, why you use it, and why you'd encourage others to do the same. Humor and professional production quality weren't required — it just had to be genuine.' Details on the finalists can be found on the Linux Foundation Video site here."

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Cat got your tongue? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27506903)

Linux (pronounced "EYE-getno-ass") is a Unix-like computer operating system family which includes system utilities and libraries from the GNU Project is sometimes referred to as GNU/Linux. Linux also does not actually work, and it never has. There is no kernel present. It is primarily a harmless outlet for repressed males that have never seen a vagina to convince themselves they're 1337 while banging away at toy software that doesn't actually do anything.

Linux is also a disease responsible for an increased incidence of AIDS because it of its open sores, which are an ideal transmission vector for HIV.

It has come to my attention that the entire Linux community is a hotbed of so called 'alternative sexuality,' which includes anything from hedonistic orgies to homosexuality to pedophilia.

What better way of demonstrating this than by looking at the hidden messages contained within the names of some of Linux's most outspoken advocates:

      * Linus Torvalds [microsoft.com] is an anagram of slit anus or VD 'L,' clearly referring to himself by the first initial.
      * Richard M. Stallman [geocities.com], spokespervert for the Gaysex's Not Unusual 'movement' is an anagram of mans cram thrill ad.
      * Alan Cox [microsoft.com] is barely an anagram of anal cox which is just so filthy and unchristian it unnerves me.

I'm sure that Eric S. Raymond, composer of the satanic homosexual [goatse.cx] propaganda diatribe The Cathedral and the Bizarre, is probably an anagram of something queer, but we don't need to look that far as we know he's always shoving a gun up some poor little boy's rectum. Update: Eric S. Raymond is actually an anagram for secondary rim and cord in my arse. It just goes to show you that he is indeed queer.

Update the Second: It is also documented that Evil Sicko Gaymond is responsible for a nauseating piece of code called Fetchmail [microsoft.com], which is obviously sinister sodomite slang for 'Felch Male' -- a disgusting practise. For those not in the know, 'felching' is the act performed by two perverts wherein one sucks their own post-coital ejaculate out of the other's rectum. In fact, it appears that the dirty Linux faggots set out to undermine the good Republican institution of e-mail, turning it into 'e-male.'

As far as Richard 'Master' Stallman goes, that filthy fudge-packer was actually quoted [salon.com] on leftist commie propaganda site Salon.com as saying the following: 'I've been resistant to the pressure to conform in any circumstance,' he says. 'It's about being able to question conventional wisdom,' he asserts. 'I believe in love, but not monogamy,' he says plainly.

And this isn't a made up troll bullshit either! He actually stated this tripe, which makes it obvious that he is trying to politely say that he's a flaming homo [comp-u-geek.net] slut [rotten.com]!

Speaking about 'flaming,' who better to point out as a filthy chutney ferret than Slashdot's very own self-confessed pederast Jon Katz. Although an obvious deviant anagram cannot be found from his name, he has already confessed, nay boasted of the homosexual [goatse.cx] perversion of corrupting the innocence of young children [slashdot.org]. To quote from the article linked:

'I've got a rare kidney disease,' I told her. 'I have to go to the bathroom a lot. You can come with me if you want, but it takes a while. Is that okay with you? Do you want a note from my doctor?'

Is this why you were touching your penis [rotten.com] in the cinema, Jon? And letting the other boys touch it too?

We should also point out that Jon Katz refers to himself as 'Slashdot's resident Gasbag.' Is there any more doubt? For those fortunate few who aren't aware of the list of homosexual [goatse.cx] terminology found inside the Linux 'Sauce Code,' a 'Gasbag' is a pervert who gains sexual gratification from having a thin straw inserted into his urethra (or to use the common parlance, 'piss-pipe'), then his homosexual [goatse.cx] lover blows firmly down the straw to inflate his scrotum. This is, of course, when he's not busy violating the dignity and copyright of posters to Slashdot by gathering together their postings and publishing them en masse to further his twisted and manipulative journalistic agenda.

Sick, disgusting antichristian perverts, the lot of them.

In addition, many of the Linux distributions (a 'distribution' is the most common way to spread the faggots' wares) are run by faggot groups. The Slackware [redhat.com] distro is named after the 'Slack-wear' fags wear to allow easy access to the anus for sexual purposes. Furthermore, Slackware is a close anagram of claw arse, a reference to the homosexual [goatse.cx] practise of anal fisting. The Mandrake [slackware.com] product is run by a group of French faggot satanists, and is named after the faggot nickname for the vibrator. It was also chosen because it is an anagram for dark amen and ram naked, which is what they do.

Another 'distro,' (abbrieviated as such because it sounds a bit like 'Disco,' which is where homosexuals [goatse.cx] preyed on young boys in the 1970s), is Debian, [mandrake.com] an anagram of in a bed, which could be considered innocent enough (after all, a bed is both where we sleep and pray), until we realise what other names Debian uses to describe their foul wares. 'Woody' is obvious enough, being a term for the erect male penis [rotten.com], glistening with pre-cum. But far sicker is the phrase 'Frozen Potato' that they use. This filthy term, again found in the secret homosexual [goatse.cx] 'Sauce Code,' refers to the solo homosexual [goatse.cx] practice of defecating into a clear polythene bag, shaping the turd into a crude approximation of the male phallus, then leaving it in the freezer overnight until it becomes solid. The practitioner then proceeds to push the frozen 'potato' up his own rectum, squeezing it in and out until his tight young balls erupt in a screaming orgasm.

And Red Hat [debian.org] is secret homo [comp-u-geek.net] slang for the tip of a penis [rotten.com] that is soaked in blood from a freshly violated underage ringpiece.

The fags have even invented special tools to aid their faggotry! For example, the 'supermount' tool was devised to allow deeper penetration, which is good for fags because it gives more pressure on the prostate gland. 'Automount' is used, on the other hand, because Linux users are all fat and gay, and need to mount each other [comp-u-geek.net] automatically.

The depths of their depravity can be seen in their use of 'mount points.' These are, plainly speaking, the different points of penetration. The main one is obviously /anus, but there are others. Militant fags even say 'there is no /opt mount point' because for these dirty perverts faggotry is not optional but a way of life.

More evidence is in the fact that Linux users say how much they love `man`, even going so far as to say that all new Linux users (who are in fact just innocent heterosexuals indoctrinated by the gay propaganda) should try out `man`. In no other system do users boast of their frequent recourse to a man.

Other areas of the system also show Linux's inherit gayness. For example, people are often told of the 'FAQ,' but how many innocent heterosexual Windows [amiga.com] users know what this actually means. The answer is shocking: Faggot Anal Quest: the voyage of discovery for newly converted fags!

Even the title 'Slashdot [geekizoid.com]' originally referred to a homosexual [goatse.cx] practice. Slashdot [kuro5hin.org] of course refers to the popular gay practice of blood-letting. The Slashbots, of course are those super-zealous homosexuals [goatse.cx] who take this perversion to its extreme by ripping open their anuses, as seen on the site most popular with Slashdot users, the depraved work of Satan, http://www.eff.org/ [eff.org].

The editors of Slashdot [slashduh.org] also have homosexual [goatse.cx] names: 'Hemos' is obvious in itself, being one vowel away from 'Homos.' But even more sickening is 'Commander Taco' which sounds a bit like 'Commode in Taco,' filthy gay slang for a pair of spreadeagled buttocks that are caked with excrement [pboy.com]. (The best form of lubrication, they insist.) Sometimes, these 'Taco Commodes' have special 'Salsa Sauce' (blood from a ruptured rectum) and 'Cheese' (rancid flakes of penis [rotten.com] discharge) toppings. And to make it even worse, Slashdot [notslashdot.org] runs on Apache!

The Apache [microsoft.com] server, whose use among fags is as prevalent as AIDS, is named after homosexual [goatse.cx] activity -- as everyone knows, popular faggot band, the Village People, featured an Apache Indian, and it is for him that this gay program is named.

And that's not forgetting the use of patches in the Linux fag world -- patches are used to make the anus accessible for repeated anal sex even after its rupture by a session of fisting.

To summarise: Linux is gay. 'Slash -- Dot' is the graphical description of the space between a young boy's scrotum and anus. And BeOS [apple.com] is for hermaphrodites and disabled 'stumpers.'

-=Steve=-

Re:Cat got your tongue? (3, Funny)

Shard.Oglass666 (1507693) | more than 5 years ago | (#27510353)

Whao! "...filthey chutney ferret..." Damn. That made me almost breath my coffee! I'd tell you to keep up the good work, but who knows what you'd read into that?

Re:Cat got your tongue? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27510987)

that's one of the best posts i've read in a long time. good job.

cmdrdildo is a bitch and he sucks. linux is for fags. ubuntu is fagspeak for anal sex.

Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (5, Informative)

Electrawn (321224) | more than 5 years ago | (#27506919)

Here are the relevant links from the real source.
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/blogs/browse/2009/04/announcing-%E2%80%9Cwe%E2%80%99re-linux%E2%80%9D-video-contest-finalists [linuxfoundation.org]

The five finalists are:

The Future is Open
http://video.linuxfoundation.org/video/1271 [linuxfoundation.org]

The Origin...
http://video.linuxfoundation.org/video/1262 [linuxfoundation.org]

Linux AD - What does it mean to be free?
http://video.linuxfoundation.org/video/1106 [linuxfoundation.org]

Challenges At The Office
http://video.linuxfoundation.org/video/1261 [linuxfoundation.org]

Linux pub (one video without subtitles, one with)
http://video.linuxfoundation.org/video/1057 [linuxfoundation.org]
http://video.linuxfoundation.org/video/1154 [linuxfoundation.org]

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (4, Funny)

0100010001010011 (652467) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507333)

On youtube... using FLASH? Isn't this some sort of abomination against FOSS and the Linux Ideals?

A real "We're Linux" contest would have only released Ogg videos.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27507467)

No, you're thinking of the "We're GNU/Linux" contest. Easy mistake.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27507485)

Yeah, but they wanted people to be able to watch the videos...

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27509969)

Because offering two formats is too hard. Ya know?

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (4, Informative)

extrasolar (28341) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507557)

See gnash [gnu.org] . Flash is actually an open standard.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (2)

RAMMS+EIN (578166) | more than 5 years ago | (#27509177)

``Flash is actually an open standard.''

A real open standard? As in, free for all to implement, without any encumberance?

Also, I have never gotten Gnash to really work. Newer versions at least get to the point where they do something on YouTube, but they eat 100% CPU and I get nowhere near a usable framerate. Not to knock the hard work of the developers, but Flash is nowhere near a universally usable standard.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27509609)

Flash is very much not an open standard by any reasonable meaning of the words.

Have you not heard? Flash ain't done till gnash won't run. Gnash is reverse engineered from the bits on the wire. The little specs abobe has released are incomplete and only about very old versions.

Even if Adobe were to fully specify flash and stop adding undocumented behavior, Flash video would not be Free and Open in the way that open source software is: Flash video depends on proprietary (controlled by a single group) patent encumbered codecs. The licensing of h264 is a billion dollar industry⦠it's not likely to suddenly become free anytime soon.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (1)

Yfrwlf (998822) | more than 5 years ago | (#27513757)

If Flash were a decent media container, it could have more than one format, and I know that it does. I'm pretty sure it does avi and I know it does mp4. Can it contain Vorbis or Dirac though? Probably not Dirac since it's still so new, but I wouldn't be surprised if Vorbis support was there. Regardless, you're right in that it's not a very open specification, seems more like a closed moving target. I'm hoping that Firefox + Vorbis is the start of something good as far as internet standards go, and also the upcoming Dirac, Snow, and other truly open codecs.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27514141)

Are you RMS downloading flash videos using telnet to youtube.com:80 or something?

If you aren't you should know that Gnash doesn't work. It never has. It never will. Try swfdec and then I might believe you are using a free Flash implementation.

It seems to me that you are just seeking justification for the proprietary Flash plugin you have ass-raped your system with.

Next you will argue that Nvidia is okay because they release a blob for Linux and "Free"BSD.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (4, Informative)

0100010001010011 (652467) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507585)

And FYI, even though their site is down, ALL the videos are hosted on YouTube (and just embedded).

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLinuxFoundation [youtube.com]

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (0, Redundant)

Mozk (844858) | more than 5 years ago | (#27508451)

Could you link to the individual videos? It's hard to tell when they are all titled similarly.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (1)

extrasolar (28341) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507481)

I like them all except for the fourth one, "Challenges At The Office", it made me cringe.

The first one is okay, "The Future is Open", except in the beginning the Windows screen is fine but the Linux screen is flickering.

I like the second one, "The Origin...", but it might be a bit too abstract. Unless you already know what Linux is you're not going to know what the commercial is about. I think it is pretty cool, but some might find it too serious.

And the last one, "Linux pub", is funny. That might be exactly what is needed. I can imagine a whole line of commercials with that guy in the penguin costume. Will need to be English for the United States though, otherwise you get the impression that Linux is a European thing.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (1)

Fallingcow (213461) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507767)

"The Future is Open" and "Linux pub" were my favorites.

My only concern with "Linux pub" is that it made it seem like Linux is some kind of Windows-fixing program, or something to help you repair your computer. I like the overall concept, though, and the penguin is great. Well-written, decently acted.

Both (but especially "The Future is Open") would need to be re-shot before use on TV, as they're a bit rough.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27509063)

I don't like the Linux pub one, because I hate advertising something by putting your competitor in a bad light, rather than emphasizing your own "product".
I hate the apple commercials, they sell me something that's better than a poor product rather than something great.
I for one, like the one named "What does it mean to be free?".

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (1)

fbjon (692006) | more than 5 years ago | (#27510861)

I for one, like the one named "What does it mean to be free?".

I agree, it's excellent. It doesn't try to be clever, but ends up being that anyway. And I can watch it several times without getting annoyed! Always a good feature of any commercial.
About the others..

  • "Future.." is pretty good, perhaps a bit cheesy.
  • "Challenges.." needs better editing and acting
  • "The origins.." is creepy as hell, but pretty good. It would be excellent with a less shodan-like voice. Maybe that's just my own traumas speaking?
  • "linux pub" is pretty good as is.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27511129)

And I can watch it several times without getting annoyed! Always a good feature of any commercial.

Not an advertising executive, I see. There's a reason they purposefully make commercials annoying.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (1)

fbjon (692006) | more than 5 years ago | (#27511655)

Commercials that are meant to build an image are never annoying.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27511925)

I hear what your saying, but if a commercial sells the product, it can be as annoying it whats.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27514209)

planned obsolescence ?

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (2)

Erik Soderstrom (727264) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507807)

... "otherwise you get the impression that Linux is a European thing." Well... it is. And Asian, and African, and Australian, and American. Hell, it's even an Arctic thing.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (1)

Znupi (1515473) | more than 5 years ago | (#27509025)

I like them all except for the fourth one, "Challenges At The Office", it made me cringe.

I found the "Challenges at the office" to be quite a good one. It was the only one from the nominees that explicitly showed that Linux will CUT YOUR BILLS TO THE GROUND. This is a very important aspect of Linux, especially in these times. I think I liked The Origin most, but yeah it's a bit too abstract for people who don't know what it's about.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (3, Informative)

nschubach (922175) | more than 5 years ago | (#27509035)

A more direct route. ;)
The Future is Open
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwNQPairZEM [youtube.com]

The Origin...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1GYHQhqtbU [youtube.com]

Linux AD - What does it mean to be free?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWEIQIv8zvY [youtube.com]

Challenges At The Office
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwmfyeHBFlM [youtube.com]

Linux pub (one video without subtitles, one with)
English Subs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xceiMJSunIg [youtube.com]
No Subs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svaHnha-PXs [youtube.com]

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27510875)

LMAO at those awful commercials and the huge egos in them and some of the overkill on the graphics
IT was like a, let's talk shit on them in the most extrememly nerdy way that no one else could possible 'nark,nark,nark' to.

Sorry you have to be fair, if you can bash the MS commercials and Jerry Seinfeld than this stuff is absolute uhh how do you say it 'crappy and uninnoviative.

Linux - Free Hugs
Windows - $10
People are susceptable to things that scream FREE

Anyone seen the latest Microsoft Ad where they go to FRY's electronics, pretty well directed.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (1)

rbanffy (584143) | more than 5 years ago | (#27511237)

Oh boy... 1 and 2 are great (2 is somewhat weird). 3 is so-so. 4 and 5 are embarrassingly bad.

If these are the best 5, we need a good agency. Desperately.

Re:Blog to a Blog to nowhere. (1)

DoofusOfDeath (636671) | more than 5 years ago | (#27512195)

The Origin...

http://video.linuxfoundation.org/video/1262 [linuxfoundation.org]

This one creeped me out. At first it was saying that Linux is like a virulent microbe. Then at various stages I was reminded of the Borg, and Kerrigan, Queen of the Zerg. The "it's everywhere" part reminded me of the red scare.

I love using Linux, but this has me ready to install Win95 over it and hide in my house with the shades drawn and the lights off.

I wonder what the winner will look like? (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27506927)

5 foot tall, 120 lb, coke bottle glasses, acne ridden 30 year old maybe?

Because that would be hilarious.

Who is going to see these? (4, Insightful)

Recovering Hater (833107) | more than 5 years ago | (#27506947)

It's my understanding that the winner won't be put on television in any way. How is this going to reach anyone besides people that are already interested in Linux? Point being- people that are *already* interested in Linux will probably try it anyway. This is just a feel good about ourselves project but I guess it's a fun one though.

Re:Who is going to see these? (3, Insightful)

EveryNickIsTaken (1054794) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507011)

If any are particularly dorky, they may end up going viral like the Star Wars kid.

Re:Who is going to see these? (3, Insightful)

Jurily (900488) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507633)

If any are particularly dorky, they may end up going viral like the Star Wars kid.

Yes, but we don't want that.

Re:Who is going to see these? (1)

EveryNickIsTaken (1054794) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507859)

Well, unless you can get some semi-nude cheerleaders to appear in a Linux video, then I think your options are limited.

Re:Who is going to see these? (2, Interesting)

Clandestine_Blaze (1019274) | more than 5 years ago | (#27508729)

(Warning: Link is not really work-safe)

They could borrow the unofficial Ubuntu Girls [maisonbisson.com] . >;)

Re:Who is going to see these? (1)

rts008 (812749) | more than 5 years ago | (#27510201)

Now that's a logo I would like to get into! The cutey in the center could even sit on my lap.

I second the vote for the unofficial Ubuntu Girls!

Re:Who is going to see these? (0, Offtopic)

LingNoi (1066278) | more than 5 years ago | (#27512803)

There's only one thing I can say about that picture...

"Go, team fart!"

Re:Who is going to see these? (1)

Thelasko (1196535) | more than 5 years ago | (#27509811)

Well, unless you can get some semi-nude cheerleaders to appear in a Linux video, then I think your options are limited.

I don't think that will get more women to use Linux. I don't think dorky guys will either. We need something that has broad appeal.

I think the kids in the Microsoft commercial had that.

Re:Who is going to see these? (1)

mrboyd (1211932) | more than 5 years ago | (#27509201)

too bad "it just had to be genuine"... :)

Re:Who is going to see these? (1)

firmamentalfalcon (1187583) | more than 5 years ago | (#27512417)

It wouldn't necessarily give Linux a bad name, just as the Star Wars kid didn't give Star Wars a bad name.

Also, when most of the world does not know a product, any publicity is good publicity. It is only when a product is well-known that you should start worrying about the bad publicity.

Re:Who is going to see these? (1)

ClosedSource (238333) | more than 5 years ago | (#27509721)

Who other than geeks knows about the Star Wars kid?

Re:Who is going to see these? (1)

Shard.Oglass666 (1507693) | more than 5 years ago | (#27510459)

I like the one where the guy sings about 'doin' your mom'.

Re:Who is going to see these? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27507105)

This is just a feel good about ourselves project

That could apply to most OSS projects.

Re:Who is going to see these? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27507561)

TV?

That's so 20th century.

It'll be on YouTube!

And what's crazy is, it just might work.

Re:Who is going to see these? (1)

Thelasko (1196535) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507735)

It's my understanding that the winner won't be put on television in any way.

Perhaps some LUGs could pool some money together and get them played on cable. I hear cable advertising is cheap.

Over 90? (3, Interesting)

eln (21727) | more than 5 years ago | (#27506957)

How many is "over 90?" 91? 839,723,435? What?

I can understand why people put "over 34,000,000" because the exact number might not be known or would take too long to say, but "over 90?" Really?

Re:Over 90? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27507081)

They probably had 90 serious entries and another 2,000 clips of goatse [goatse.fr] .

Re:Over 90? (1)

hansamurai (907719) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507379)

They wanted "over 9000" but unfortunately didn't come close to that number.

Though I don't see what's wrong with saying "over 90." It implies somewhere greater than 90 and less than 100. If they said "exactly 94" then we would be arguing over why they said such a specific number in this context.

Re:Over 90? (1)

JohnnyBGod (1088549) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507443)

It's a typo. They forgot to add a couple of '0's.

Re:Over 90? == "Savings of up to 90%, and more!" (1)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507539)

Folks in advertisements on television say that all the time. It basically says, "do not believe what you are hearing," or "we will not be held legally responsible for this figure."

So I guess those Linux Foundation Folks were trying to make a joke about 1970's Ronco UHF TV channel ads. Of course they got "much, much more" than 90. "And there's still more . . . if your order now . . . "

I got it; didn't you?

Re:Over 90? (1)

cliffiecee (136220) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507973)

I've always assumed that saying 'over 90' translated to 'the most significant digit will always be a 9, even if rounding were taken into account.' In other words, the actual number is 91, 92, 93, or 94. If it were 95, 96, 97, 98, or 99, then the correct phrase would be 'almost 100.'

Of course, this is assuming that the person who thought of saying 'over 90' is endeavoring to be accurate; of which case they could have simply said 'we got 94 entries.' This 'over 90' nonsense seems like an attempt to impress; but with a number so low it just ends up sounding pitiful.

Re:Over 90? (2, Funny)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 5 years ago | (#27509115)

He should have said, "We had tens of entries."

Re:Over 90? (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 5 years ago | (#27510003)

He should have said, "We had tens of entries."

Nah, "We've had scores of entries"...

Sounds better than "tens" or "dozens" 'cause people aren't as used to it...

Re:Over 90? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27508741)

I can understand why people put "over 34,000,000" because the exact number might not be known or would take too long to say

That's funny you say that because that is exactly how your mother replies when asked how many cocks she has had in her ass.

Mark Shuttleworth buys new tie - looks great! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27506981)

DIGG THIS UP!

connection timed out (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27507107)

what the fuck?!?! At least put your vids on a server with decent bandwidth.

Re:connection timed out (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27508419)

No, that's the point - "I am Linux" equates to "My server is down... again...". (At least that is what they are kind of saying by being down... again...).

Slashdotted (2, Informative)

AceJohnny (253840) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507119)

Slashdotted. Use Coral Cache [nyud.net] .

Well done... (1)

Quantos (1327889) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507131)

I thought the videos were very well done.
The only thing stopping me from going Linux are the games. We desperately need the game industry to start porting the games. I honestly believe that is the only thing really standing in the way.
What are the odds that MS is somehow involved in that?

Re:Well done... (2, Insightful)

internerdj (1319281) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507295)

I'm thinking that the bigger thing standing in the way of that is an open operating system. The fact that anything outside their code might be modified has ramifications for both anti-cheating measures and the bigger profitability hit: DRM. How happy do you think the publishers would be if someone worked around their "protections" by denying the DRM specific system level calls?

Re:Well done... (1)

Fallingcow (213461) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507929)

Are there any DRM'd programs on Windows that haven't been cracked despite the closed nature of the platform? Any that are remotely popular, I mean.

There are even ways around Steam's protection.

Re:Well done... (2, Insightful)

internerdj (1319281) | more than 5 years ago | (#27508299)

I'm not denying that. What you are saying is that a game studio should go to their publisher and push for porting to another platform that has around 1% market share of desktop operating system. That platform is also an OS that makes it even easier to defeat DRM schemes. All of that because people work to crack software on a more difficult platform to crack?

Re:Well done... (1)

Fallingcow (213461) | more than 5 years ago | (#27509265)

What you are saying is that a game studio should go to their publisher and push for porting to another platform that has around 1% market share of desktop operating system.

Whoa now, I never said they should port games to Linux. I'd love it if they would, as it's the only thing I use Windows for and dual-booting sucks, but it's probably a poor business decision for most companies.

I just said that there won't be any significant difference in the ease of piracy on either platform.

That platform is also an OS that makes it even easier to defeat DRM schemes. All of that because people work to crack software on a more difficult platform to crack?

I'm betting crack writers would still just released cracked binaries rather than something that modifies the OS to work around the DRM. I doubt the "scene" would handle a Linux game much differently from a Windows one. I therefore don't expect that Windows programs are, in effect, any more difficult to produce a crack for than Linux programs.

Re:Well done... (1)

RiotingPacifist (1228016) | more than 5 years ago | (#27512755)

Because if your doing it write, it doesn't take much work to port it. DRM is a lost cause, but anti-cheating tools ONLY work if you don't trust the operating system, if you want to make it hard to cheat on a game, you could require signed openGL stacks for the game to run, that stops 90% of the aimbots and wallhacks out there. Sure you lose out on Gentoo users and its not full proof but no anti cheat method ever is.

Re:Well done... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27512915)

its not full proof

I believe the phrase you're looking for is "foolproof".

Re:Well done... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27514899)

no, i think he had it write to begin with o.O

~Landy

Re:Well done... (1)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 5 years ago | (#27508331)

A game can generally be run inside a debugger or inside a virtualized Windows instance. DRM and anti-cheating measures might be part of the equation, but I'd bet that part is very small compared to the parts played by market share and DirectX.

Re:Well done... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27507315)

What are the odds that none of you are willing to pay anything for software?

Re:Well done... (1)

Quantos (1327889) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507391)

I actually do pay for software, both commercial and shareware.
As far as cheating goes in a game, is that really all that fun?

Re:Well done... (1)

Oh no, it's Dixie (1332795) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507345)

What are the odds that MS is somehow involved in that?

If by involvement you mean a majority market share, the odds are very high.

Re:Well done... (1)

erroneus (253617) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507369)

I don't see it as a desperate need. I like games, but am happy playing console games. And in one way, I appreciate console games even more -- they are cheaper and when you play against others, you can bet that they are using the same hardware configuration and that if they have any advantages, it's not the computer they are using.

Re:Well done... (1)

JohnnyBGod (1088549) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507567)

Console games are cheaper? In what alternate reality?

Re:Well done... (1)

erroneus (253617) | more than 5 years ago | (#27512301)

The console units... not the games themselves. I guess I should have been more clear.

Re:Well done... (2, Insightful)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507583)

My problem is similar, namely specific software apps I depend on or really like. GOM, Photoshop, Vegas, Premiere, Indesign, etc.--all are non-negotiable. Most of them don't work under WINE, and their OSS equivalents are jokes. :-(

Re:Well done... (1)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 5 years ago | (#27508311)

If you mean that most game companies prefer DirectX to OpenGL or SDL for developing games and Microsoft developed DirectX (or bought someone who did and makes updates to it -- I don't recall), then yes, Microsoft plays a very big part in that.

MS does some nasty things and I don't care for them as a company, but some credit for what they do right wouldn't kill you.

Re:Well done... (1, Funny)

Kadagan AU (638260) | more than 5 years ago | (#27508359)

The only thing stopping me from going Linux are the viruses. We desperately need the virus industry to start porting the viruses. I honestly believe that is the only thing really standing in the way.
What are the odds that MS is somehow involved in that?

I just want to feel like I'm a part of the botnet crowd! I wanna fit in!

Re:Well done... (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 5 years ago | (#27509305)

No joke. When I first asked for a Linux desktop one of the reasons given by the security team was that there were no virus scanners for Linux viruses.

Re:Well done... (1)

rts008 (812749) | more than 5 years ago | (#27510445)

Just point out Clam AV to them. Hell, it's in most distro repositories.

But at this point, AV scanners for *nix are about as useful as a boat anchor for an airplane, so there is a reason not many exist for *nix.

Re:Well done... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27513787)

check the man page of find:

  -type
      f file
      d dirictory
      v virus

so just run a find -type v / nightly.

I for one... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27510539)

... am looking forward to the "We are Wine" commercials.

How embarassing. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27507151)

Is that seriously the best Linux users could do?

They should have bought a Mac to produce those videos.

Think different. Think better. Think Apple.

Re:How embarassing. (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507661)

...Think like Father Steve tells you to.

Only going to hurt (1)

RemoWilliams84 (1348761) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507199)

I can't watch these at work, but something tells me if these do go to mainstream tv and advertisements, it is only going to hurt Linux. They will probably either be too incredibly dorky for the "cool" Mac users, or go right over normal Windows users heads.

If only they could come up with a really good spokesperson. I know, how about Jerry Seinfeld?

Finalists (3, Funny)

electricbern (1222632) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507221)

Only one can Win, but everyone can Linux.
Sorry for the pun.

Hm... (1)

oldhack (1037484) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507233)

This sounds bit like trying to dress up RMS as a Wall St. accountant.

The Origin... (1)

McNihil (612243) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507367)

although it is a bit creepy is by production value the one that is "best."

My personal fav is "Linux pub" though, both funny and shrewd. They would have gotten extra points if they had a machine that went ping once Tux got in.

Re:The Origin... (1)

Peter Simpson (112887) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507709)

"Linux pub"...both funny and shrewd

...and *very* French :-)

Re:The Origin... (1)

Fallingcow (213461) | more than 5 years ago | (#27507827)

...and *very* French :-)

Hahaha, so true.

I liked the actors. I knew what was coming at the end, but the delivery of the "il n'y a pas" line still made me chuckle.

Get non-Linux geeks to vote (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27507945)

I just watched all of the videos and read some comments about what do the videos say, what should be the message, etc.
To avoid preaching to the choir, we (Linux fans) should get non-Linux users to watch the ads and vote for them. This way, the video that appeals to people with very little knowledge about Linux will be selected rather than the funniest from a geek perspective. So, get your GFs, SOs, etc. to vote... :-)

Re:Get non-Linux geeks to vote (1)

rbanffy (584143) | more than 5 years ago | (#27511291)

Oh please no.

If these are the top 5, I want no non-Linuxer to ever see all of them. #1 and #2, perhaps #3. We are in serious risk of a Songsmith situation.

Awful ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27508101)

Sorry, but these are all pretty bad. Honestly, I'm just glad none of these will be aired.

poor links (0, Offtopic)

Oldyeller89 (1405985) | more than 5 years ago | (#27508235)

If you are gonna submit a story, put the links to what you actually list as content. No one wants to dig around for the content. Thanks to first poster who gave good links.

This is exactly why linux sucks! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27508281)

What a disappointment - was waiting for something like the mac ads. This is why crowd sourcing sucks, why linux sucks in general.

Actual? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27508603)

Real, actual users? Um, being that the vast majority of the world uses Windows, those actors that are being paid millions ARE "real, actual" users. Nice turn out though. 90 entries? That's like 99.9% of the entire Linux user population! Good job lusers!

About "the future is open" video - thumbs down (1, Interesting)

Qwavel (733416) | more than 5 years ago | (#27510593)

"The future is open" video positions Linux in relation to Windows. I think it's time to move beyond this.

There was time when some people saw Linux as a reaction to how bad and how evil Windows was.

That was a long time ago. In the mean time Microsoft has become much less powerful, and Apple has shown us that there can be something even worse then MS (in terms of Linux values, that is).

Linux is about freedom and community and [fill in the blank]. It is not just the anti-windows.

I vote against "the future is open".

fag pr0n (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27510719)

linux is for dick smoking queers.

o_O;;; (1)

argent (18001) | more than 5 years ago | (#27513359)

You gotta be kidding.

The only one that's on message is the rock-paper-scissors one, and it was still as crazy as a chocolate kettle.

Nothing new here (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27514425)

Linux - Poorly copying Microsoft poorly copying Apple...

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