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Ubuntu Christian Edition 5.0 Beta

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the what-would-jesus-use dept.

Linux 39

JimLynch writes "Back in 2006, when I was writing for ExtremeTech, I reviewed a version of Ubuntu with a religious theme: Ubuntu Christian Edition. At one point it seemed as though Ubuntu CE had been discontinued but I was pleased to note today that it has apparently been brought to life again and so I decided to do a full review Ubuntu CE 5.0 for DLR."

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The Resurrection (1)

Reason58 (775044) | more than 5 years ago | (#28783199)

"Do not be unbelieving, but believing." And JimLynch answered and said to him "My Lord and my OS!" Jesusbuntu said to him, JimLynch, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

Okay, okay... (1)

pushing-robot (1037830) | more than 5 years ago | (#28783363)

...I'll give up the naked pagan rituals, but the Torvalds and RMS idols stay!

Re:Okay, okay... (2, Funny)

just_another_sean (919159) | more than 5 years ago | (#28786399)

Oh please, oh please, for the love of Ubuntu, do refrain from using the word naked and RMS in the same sentence.

Thanks!

Re:Okay, okay... (1)

MilesAttacca (1016569) | more than 5 years ago | (#28804509)

Pagan, or penguin? Huh? Huh? Thanks, folks, I'll be here all night...

Love the Review (1)

Foofoobar (318279) | more than 5 years ago | (#28783755)

Like how in the review he gives it a con of 'Doesn't quite match the beauty of the Muslim distro'. BURN (in hell that is)!

Re:Love the Review (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28791885)

But the Muslim edition has programs to design and build over 500 different IED's and WMD's !!!!!!

Re:Love the Review (1)

Foofoobar (318279) | more than 5 years ago | (#28824193)

typical racist bullshit from inbred trailer park trash.

Forks (3, Funny)

Joeseph64 (1538923) | more than 5 years ago | (#28785043)

Didn't you all hear about the fork in the Christian Ubuntu? Apparently, one of the developers sent in 95 patches, but they were rejected. Now there's a Protestant Christian Ubuntu. The main difference is that the Protestant version has no icons. Source [gnu.org]

Jesus Rules (1)

Sam36 (1065410) | more than 5 years ago | (#28785133)

I don't use Uce since I build my own debian distro but I like the idea. I would recommend everyone seeking after Jesus. You won't regret it.

HERPES (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28785785)

HERPES

Ubuntu Editions (1)

pickles46 (1401883) | more than 5 years ago | (#28786843)

I really don't see the point of all these versions of ubuntu, the only thing that truly varies is applications which are bundled and those can always be installed separately.

Just to be fair about this (2, Informative)

just_another_sean (919159) | more than 5 years ago | (#28786863)

there is a competing [ubuntusatanic.org] version out there as well.

Re:Just to be fair about this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28788077)

Hahahaha that was awesome. +5 awesome

Re:Just to be fair about this (1)

Samgilljoy (1147203) | more than 4 years ago | (#28797367)

One of the coolest things ever. Now, if only it came with preset free porn bookmarks and a map to Anton Lavey's tombstone...

Re:Just to be fair about this (1)

just_another_sean (919159) | more than 5 years ago | (#28808669)

and a Tenacious D sound theme!

Re:Just to be fair about this (1)

Yfrwlf (998822) | more than 5 years ago | (#28813191)

That's not competing. Both are myths which have evolved greatly through the ages, and are currently lumped into some large modern-day myths. If you believe in modern Satan, you believe in God/Jesus. Really depends on at which "Satan" through history you're talking about though.

The moral? Don't believe in either until you have proof.

Re:Just to be fair about this (1)

ITEric (1392795) | more than 5 years ago | (#28887919)

The problem is, by the time you have proof it's already too late!

Re:Just to be fair about this (1)

Yfrwlf (998822) | more than 5 years ago | (#28906513)

Lol, "In conclusion, do everything I say, because I'm telling you you will BE DESTROYED IF YOU DON'T, but there is no way to know if what I'm saying is a lie or not!" Yeah, um, no. If you're a gullible retard though, then I'm sure that logic makes sense to you. You should only believe in things that you have a real reason for believing, and then you should only *hope* that they work. There's a zillion religions and gods and mythologies to choose from, that you could believe in, so do the wise thing and only believe in what you have a real, legitimate reason to, tempered with a heavy dose of common sense.

Re:Just to be fair about this (1)

ITEric (1392795) | more than 5 years ago | (#28911727)

I'm not suggesting that you need to believe the same things I do, or that you should do as I say. Not every christian sees things that way (although, admittedly, some do). Frankly, if you are an Athiest, Pagan, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, or whatever makes no difference to me.

Personally, I find the world around me far too intricate and beautiful to write it off as just some chance happening. I find it much more probable to be the result of some intelligent design. By all means, you believe what you want.

On the other hand, if you think in terms of the laws of society, just because you have no proof that you'll get caught doesn't mean you should go around breaking the law. By extension, just because there is no law against something doesn't mean you should disregard ethical considerations.

In the end, religion is primarily a guideline for how we should treat others. In that regard, one is (for the most part) just as good as the next.

What's GPL'd can never be 'possessed' (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28787201)

Does this thing run regular daemons, or have those all be exorcised?

powered through it (1)

SeanBlader (1354199) | more than 5 years ago | (#28790097)

Despite the warnings that one might be offended by the idea of a religious Linux distribution I decided I had the force of will to continue through and read the review. Turns out it was right, by the end of it, I was offended, there were no pictures of the Virgin Mary. I think I like the SE version better than the CE version, so much sexier.

Do not want! (2, Insightful)

Zombie Ryushu (803103) | more than 5 years ago | (#28791457)

One of the reasons I use Linux is that it is a secular operating system. I have bad experiences with religion and I have a problem with religious organizations tainting Linux and the secular philosophy of openness and transparency.

Religion is pro-censorship, pro-dogma, and the antithesis of everything that the Linux movement stands for in my opinion.

Re:Do not want! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#28795467)

One of the reasons I use Linux is that it is a secular operating system.

It's not an operating system, it's a kernel. To make a "complete" OS, you also have to add a shit-ton of GNU libraries and utilities, a desktop environment, and a "suitable" collection of apps. Maybe the reason you use slackware is because it's a secular OS, whereas (for example) Debian is dedicated to the religion of Free Software, but the kernel is nearly identical.

I have bad experiences with religion and I have a problem with religious organizations tainting Linux and the secular philosophy of openness and transparency.

Tainting Linux how? Look at the list of components again, and try to think about which ones they'd be "tainting". Obviously, it'll be the application selection; wtf do you think they're going to change in the kernel to "Christianize" it?

Second, why do you "have a problem" with any group making their own derivative version, "tainted" with whatever they please? Freedom for only those you agree with is not freedom. If you don't like it, don't use it; if they should get their (supposed) changes pushed upstream into the mainline kernel, then you do have legitimate cause for concern, but you can just start your own fork, reverting those changes. (Alternatively, since getting a religiously-motivated patch into mainline would be a miracle, you might consider becoming a true believer.)

Religion is pro-censorship, pro-dogma, and the antithesis of everything that the Linux movement stands for in my opinion.

Hope you distance yourself from the "Linux movement", then, considering that you seem to be in favor of censoring this religious variant because it violates your secularist dogma.

Oh, and "Linux movement"? This is classic Ubuntu-noob fail: there's no "Linux movement"; there's the Free Software movement, the Open Source movement, and the Ubuntu movement. The latter is singularly prone to conflating "Ubuntu" with "Linux", considering themselves the center of the universe, having no understanding of how freedom in software development that got them where they are, and (consequently) repeatedly campaigning to remove that freedom, typically by demanding that we "standardize" on a single app for some purpose, but occasionally in more ludicrous fashion, with comments such as this suggesting an entire distribution should be eliminated simply because they don't like it.

As a result, the Ubuntu movement is frequently an object of mirth and derision by people from both the Free Software and Open Source movements, to which they respond (completely unaware of the irony of their own position) with idiotic laments about how everyone started as a noob, and experienced users need to help them instead of being assholes for the fun of it. Which, naturally, provoke new rounds of mirth and derision.... Thanks for playing, though; I needed a chuckle.

Fido (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#28793143)

And what about Ichthux?

Not "brought to life": RESURRECTED!! (1)

cheros (223479) | more than 4 years ago | (#28793619)

There, fixed that for you. For Chissake (cough), get your facts right.

Personally I can't see myself using it (I'd feel inhibited swearing at my computer), but the idea opens up a whole array of questions: what would other religious themed distros be like?

Note to the humour impaired: stop reading, NOW. I am only jesting - or trying to insult everyone simultaneously - take your pick..

Amish distro: black & white, terminal mode only (loved because it gets so much more work done on very basic kit)
Jewish distro: needs 7 monitors, which the supplier will gladly sell you
Calvinistic distro: will install Windows instead. Life is suffering.
Muslim distro: based on vast scientific knowledge well preceding other distro's but webcam support doesn't work for female users - a problem that slowly disappears.
Scientology distro: auto-edits Wikipedia entries, and the DVD is hard to use as it keeps hovering in the air - which makes for a great coaster.

etc etc. I need more coffee for this..

Re:Not "brought to life": RESURRECTED!! (2, Funny)

pinkushun (1467193) | more than 4 years ago | (#28795125)

Haha! *grin* Well done, can I try some...

7th day Adventist - works every other day except Saturdays
Agnostic - Doesn't believe in backups, but rather uploading your files to a public ftp server
Process Church - "The Three Great Gods of the Universe" include Gnome, KDE and Fluxbox
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster - console commands have pirate inspired accents, and if your math co-processor does any calculations, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is there changing the results with His Noodly Appendage

Re:Not "brought to life": RESURRECTED!! (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28802733)

There, fixed that for you. For Chissake (cough), get your facts right.

Personally I can't see myself using it (I'd feel inhibited swearing at my computer), but the idea opens up a whole array of questions: what would other religious themed distros be like?

Note to the humour impaired: stop reading, NOW. I am only jesting - or trying to insult everyone simultaneously - take your pick..

Amish distro: black & white, terminal mode only (loved because it gets so much more work done on very basic kit)
Jewish distro: needs 7 monitors, which the supplier will gladly sell you
Calvinistic distro: will install Windows instead. Life is suffering.
Muslim distro: based on vast scientific knowledge well preceding other distro's but webcam support doesn't work for female users - a problem that slowly disappears.
Scientology distro: auto-edits Wikipedia entries, and the DVD is hard to use as it keeps hovering in the air - which makes for a great coaster.

etc etc. I need more coffee for this..

there already is a Muslim distro
not sure if CE came before ME but Ubuntu ME exits

Re:Not "brought to life": RESURRECTED!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28825909)

I think it would be plain disrespectful to then talk about Windows ME in this context :-).

Can you download porn with it??? (1)

galanom (1021665) | more than 4 years ago | (#28794139)

That would be cool!

Re:Can you download porn with it??? (1)

init100 (915886) | more than 4 years ago | (#28800323)

You can, but an animated Jesus will come and smite the pictures/movies after a while.

Why I love Slashdot... (1)

Umangme (1337019) | more than 4 years ago | (#28794163)

because I learn about stuff I never heard about before, everyday!

2006 - 2009 (1)

DigitalReverend (901909) | more than 4 years ago | (#28796713)

It took 3 years for this resurrection to occur.

Let me be the first to blaspheme (1)

Capt.DrumkenBum (1173011) | more than 4 years ago | (#28801073)

O.M.F.G!!!

not my thing (1)

bardo82 (1604429) | more than 4 years ago | (#28801537)

I prefer the satanic edition http://ubuntusatanic.org/ [ubuntusatanic.org] muaaahhahhaahah :-)

Re:not my thing (1)

petrus4 (213815) | more than 5 years ago | (#28805343)

LOL.

This seriously is amusing. Makes me wonder how many badass 14 year olds are actually using it. ;)

I loved the slogan, "Linux For The Damned." Well played, guys, well played.

LOL (1)

Yfrwlf (998822) | more than 5 years ago | (#28804463)

Jesus, supernatural figure of lore, please take up my offering of Jesus wallpaper, and protect my computer from viruses in return.

I'm very pleasantly surprised (1)

petrus4 (213815) | more than 5 years ago | (#28805369)

The atheist demographic of Slashdot have shown remarkable restraint in the comments for this article so far. Of course, the tags are predictable, but there has been considerably less mockery, derision, and atheistic evangelism attempts than I would have suspected.

This does, however, represent a deeply apropos time to drop you a hint, kids.

You can only consider yourself to have truly left Christianity when neither Christianity or Satanism, conversely, manages to generate any emotional response from you whatsoever. Railing against either Christianity, or conversely embracing Satanism, are both a sure sign that, your current self-perception to the contrary, you are, in some way still mentally within the Church.

Re:I'm very pleasantly surprised (1)

pinkushun (1467193) | more than 5 years ago | (#28864745)

I don't need to rail, the FSM and IPU give me all the love and understanding I need.

Ubuntu NT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28837397)

They should've called it Ubuntu NT - New Testament. Ubuntu CE, Ubuntu ME, Ubuntu NT... see what I'm getting at? What could Ubuntu XP be?

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