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How about a link to the downloadable videos? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18467243)

Conveniently located on Novell.com [novell.com] instead of some crappy Flash video. Now available in MPEG and Ogg!

Re:How about a link to the downloadable videos? (4, Insightful)

jZnat (793348) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467279)

I like the third one best because it actually implies something useful to people about Linux: it has what you want on PCs and Macs (even games via Wine and Cedega, but they don't mention that).

Now I know someone's going to say "but Linux doesn't have $x, and $y is a crappy replacement that doesn't support $z", but take a look at the Mac vs. PC commercials that Apple made; they don't mention crap like that either. The point of the ads are to get "Joe Sixpack" to use it.

Re:How about a link to the downloadable videos? (4, Informative)

i_should_be_working (720372) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467335)

I also like how it's pointing out that it doesn't matter what type of computer you have. You can run Linux now. I guess many people are used to the idea of having to buy a new computer to change operating system.

Re:How about a link to the downloadable videos? (2, Funny)

billsoxs (637329) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467577)

You failed to point out in the ads that Linux is a woman - another way to get joe-6-pack. (With your Sig!)

More importantly - and much to my surprise - Now I find out that all you slashdotters HAVE BEEN with a woman...

(Yes I know some Slashdotters ARE women.)

Re:How about a link to the downloadable videos? (4, Funny)

kclittle (625128) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467729)

And most of the Slashdotters who ARE women HAVE BEEN with womem... 'da truth!

Re:How about a link to the downloadable videos? (2, Insightful)

johncadengo (940343) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467765)

I like the third one best

I agree. The third one is the only one that actually attempts to convince you that you should actually use Linux. The first simply let's us know it exists (and anyone actually interested in watching these spoofs would know). The second let's us know that it keeps up to date. But its analogy is not well-thought out, I mean, mac looks way nicer than they show it to be. And Linux, well, I dunno how the analogy is supposed to fit into how linux looks. Reality is much closer to Linux having mismatched colored socks, pants from goodwill, and a knock-off designer purse made in China (really, made in China). Not because it doesn't look nice and not because it's knockoff (no matter how well imitated, where is Linux innovation in GUI?), but because of how its put together. And then there are always people competing, within Linux, for your time (Gnome vs. Kde, etc). Instead of a person out of nowhere handing you a nice nifty new jacket, it would probably be a few people handing you nice jackets, all for free of course, and letting you put what in the closet you wish and wear what when you want.

But the third commercial has no odd-fitting analogies. It's plain and simple: people use Linux, and although not everyone tries to hide it, many would want to use Linux if they only could.

Re:How about a link to the downloadable videos? (0, Troll)

topham (32406) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467845)

The choice of a woman to represent Linux is perfect, and the reference to the many possible outfits (think X11 widget crap) is perfect.

indecision was spot on.

Re:How about a link to the downloadable videos? (1)

supremebob (574732) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467523)

Oddly enough, the "Will It Blend" video for SuSE has disappeared from the site. That's a bummer, since it was the best video clip from BrainShare 2007! You can still find it out on YouTube, fortunately.... There is a great one-liner about end users in there!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NeR2LyILWQ [youtube.com]

Re:How about a link to the downloadable videos? (0, Redundant)

AJWM (19027) | more than 7 years ago | (#18468227)

Scroll down and check out the "adspoofs" video from Brainshare 2003. They're a hoot -- especially the "instant message" one. Clickies: MPG [novell.com] or OGG [novell.com] .

Re:How about a link to the downloadable videos? (1)

Brandybuck (704397) | more than 7 years ago | (#18468245)

I am amazed that they actually had videos usable in open source players. It seems like everyone else in the Linux world has jumped on the proprietary Flash bandwagon.

Nice! (5, Funny)

Carthag (643047) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467259)

I hate that I can't use any X11 apps or any posix apps on my mac. It's seriously annoying when I go to type curl -f -O hwait... oh it works. Well how about etherea-oh that works too. Well ScummVM! no I guess that works too. Screw it, now all my anger over not having open source software on my mac is for moot. Dang it all to heck!

Re:Nice! (3, Insightful)

adamchou (993073) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467369)

hey... what a ooincidence. thats just like apples campaign. pretend features that the mac have are exclusive. or even better yet, pretend that the mac is immune to security problems.

Re:Nice! (1)

ZakuSage (874456) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467701)

Try installing Amarok on OS X and you'll feel the pain. It took me a full 23 hours to install it via fink, having to compile KDE alone with it...

Re:Nice! (1)

VGPowerlord (621254) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467709)

I know this was a joke, but why would you run the X11 version of ScummVM when there's a native OSX version?

Re:Nice! (1)

Carthag (643047) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467745)

I was just rambling off the first OSS software that came to mind. I run ScummVM in the native version (actually I run svn update once in a while cause I have all the Gob games and I love playing them).

Wow (1, Insightful)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467281)

I got this almost a week ago. Remember when you used to get news like this on Slashdot, first?

Re:Wow (1)

sumdumass (711423) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467645)

WE had to get in enough Anti-Novell Submissions before allowing Pro-Novell submissions to see the light of day. It is all about not pissing of the bulk of the crowed or trying to persuade public opinion.

Re:Wow (2, Funny)

dmbrun (907271) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467661)

Remember when you used to get news like this on Slashdot, first?

No.

Which century was that?

Re:Wow (1)

QuantumHobbit (976542) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467679)

Its true its been posted and duped twice on Digg as far as I know. Oh and Luke used his dad's lightsaber for a while, just as I'm posting on my mom's Dell. Only I can't deflect lasers with it. Wait, that gives me a thought.

Re:Wow (1)

SEE (7681) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467983)

Remember when you used to get news like this on Slashdot, first?

No, can't say I do. Which means either my memory is getting faulty, or you were reading /. back in 1997.

Not Flash again. (2, Insightful)

mosel-saar-ruwer (732341) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467291)


var fo = new FlashObj("/img/flash/media_player.swf", 320, 260);

God, I hate Macromedia, and the marketing departments that are addicted to it.

Does no one post MPGs anymore?

Re:Not Flash again. (1)

Dadoo (899435) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467407)

Does no one post MPGs anymore?

Hey, don't complain. From what I've seen, everyone's addicted to WMVs, these days. At least Flash is a step up.

Steve The Super Villain (4, Funny)

dave1g (680091) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467293)

This one convinced me a long time ago!

http://www.ubergeek.tv/article.php?pid=54 [ubergeek.tv]

Re:Steve The Super Villain (3, Insightful)

StarvingSE (875139) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467449)

Best. Video. Ever. Linux is the OS of super villains everywhere.

On a more serious note, I kind of like the fact that Linux takes some technical know-how to run (shell scripts, configuring, compiling binaries as the vid states). I get geek cred when people come over and see this foreign OS called Linux on my machines. For that reason alone, who cares if it goes mainstream. Let the geeks have their own OS, the masses can use Winblowz.

Re:Steve The Super Villain (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18467665)

As long as basic standards are upheld, the more OSes the merrier. This whole one above them all bullshit has got to stop. There is not one car that is the best (well sure it might have great grip, but it sucks in the glove compartment compartment (get it)). http://i.somethingawful.com/forumsystem/emoticons/ emot-iiaca.gif [somethingawful.com]

Re:Steve The Super Villain (1)

edwardpickman (965122) | more than 7 years ago | (#18468243)

And you wonder why Linux has taken up a perminate number three position? Until the average user can install and run it it'll alway be for geeks and those that can aford to pay for tech support. I'd love to be using it but I've yet to be able to get a version running on any machine. I have three seperate PCs and one Mac. I tried Ubuntu Live on all the PCs with no luck. It had a different problem on each machine. In the past I've tried Red Hat, Mandrake and Suise with no luck. Personally I couldn't care less about geek points for fighting my way through installing an OS. I'm into it for software. There are some advanges with Linux on high end graphics software but it's still too much hassle to set up and use. Really computers should be more about the software than the OS. The very fact there's still a fight proves that none of the OSs are mature enough to provide an environment that leaves you free to work without dealing with the OS. Mac probably comes the closest but even they aren't free of OS hassles. For all the technical advantages Linux still scores the worst on ease of install and use. Untill there's a fairly painless install for 90% of the machines out there Linux will always be third.

You tried to parod a humorous commercial? (5, Insightful)

khasim (1285) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467305)

You really need better writers. Just putting a cute woman on screen is not enough.

Look at what each of the other commercials is about. Each has a point.

Macs are easy to setup - PC's are not.
Macs are secure - PC's keep asking you to confirm each action.

Your point is ... Linux is a 3rd choice?

Why not focus on something like ... no license requirements? PC and Mac both dig into their wallets ... Linux invites all her friends along.

Re:You tried to parod a humorous commercial? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18467321)

Just putting a cute woman on screen is not enough.

Good enough for the beta release, anyway.

Yes, and each of these has a point (3, Interesting)

i_should_be_working (720372) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467383)

1st ad: Linux has been a viable alternative for quite some time. Just because you don't hear about it all the time doesn't mean it's new or that your company shouldn't use it.

2nd ad: Linux changes to suit the times. There's no waiting around for years for a new version.

3rd ad: Linux can do the things that Mac and Windows can. And can do it on any hardware.

They sucked at that, then. (1)

khasim (1285) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467457)

1st ad: Linux has been a viable alternative for quite some time. Just because you don't hear about it all the time doesn't mean it's new or that your company shouldn't use it.

Cheese has been around for a long time, too. Don't be a wuss. Say why you're better than the other two.

2nd ad: Linux changes to suit the times. There's no waiting around for years for a new version.

Putting on a jacket isn't that impressive. Particularly when Linux is behind Windows in new hardware support. If Vista hasn't been replaced by 2010, a new toy I buy then will still work with Vista. But may not work with Linux.

3rd ad: Linux can do the things that Mac and Windows can. And can do it on any hardware.

This is the worst of the lot.

Given that interpretation, you end up with two Linux's on the screen (cute woman and fat guy) and one Mac. Not a good message there.

The point of the original series of ads was to show how PC's (and Windows) SUCKED compared to a Mac.

Emphasize Linux's strong points. Show how Windows and Macs suck when compared to Linux.

Re:Yes, and each of these has a point (2)

sarahbau (692647) | more than 7 years ago | (#18468041)

1st ad: Linux has been a viable alternative for quite some time.
Being an alternative doesn't really give any incentive to switch. They need to show what's better about it.

2nd ad: Linux changes to suit the times. There's no waiting around for years for a new version.
Constant upgrades aren't always a good thing. Major upgrades normally mean having to relearn interfaces. Updates are a different matter, and MS and Apple both provide updates quite regularly.

3rd ad: Linux can do the things that Mac and Windows can. And can do it on any hardware.
Again this doesn't give any incentive to switch. If it only does the things Windows and MacOS can do, why not just keep using what you have? They need to show something that the others can't do, or can't do easily. As for running on any hardware, while the basic install might work, drivers are a different story. Windows drivers are pretty much guaranteed for any hardware. With Linux you could have problems with video, network, audio, and other drivers (I had to do a lot of hacking to get my video and audio drivers working in Ubuntu).

Option #2 - stripped down or bulked up. (5, Funny)

khasim (1285) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467405)

Mac drives onscreen in some trendy car (bug, hybrid, whatever). Pop music.

PC drives onscreen in a wood paneled station wagon with a bicycle the back and a pile of luggage strapped on top (with bits of shirt flapping in the breeze). Music plays, but cuts out and comes back in at the wrong speed.

Linux drives onscreen in a jeep.

Cut to Mac "Nice jeep".

Cut back to Linux in a limo. "I liked it, but right now I want this."

PC "How do you change so fast?"

Cut to Linux on a racing cycle, "I have lots of configuration options."

PC "I wish I did."

Linux (now driving a semi) "One day you might."

Re:Option #3 - SELinux (3, Interesting)

khasim (1285) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467497)

A little bit tougher ...

PC is easy. Have the Man in Black doing the routine from the regular commercials.
MiB: "Message inbound, it says it's from Mom."
PC: "Mom? Great! Let me read it."
PC then switches voice and gestures (like in the "identity theft" commercials).

Mac: "Wow, that was weird. His security guy didn't save him."

Linux appears as cute woman in normal attire.
Linux's clothes morph into Agent clothes from The Matrix.

Mac: "How did you do that?"

Linux: "External security is not sufficient. You must become the security."

Re:Option #2 - stripped down or bulked up. (5, Interesting)

cgenman (325138) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467925)

Mac and PC sit outside a doctor's office wearing white robes. Linux walks by, then turns around to look.

Mac and PC shuffle uncomfortably and look away.

"Hi mac, Hi PC."

"Oh, hi Linux" they mumble.

"What are you guys doing here?"

"Oh, I, Errrr..." they mumble for a few seconds.

"What's wrong?"

"Look" says Windows "I've got 97,467 viruses."

OSX and Linux both back away from Windows. "That's terrible" says Mac "How did that happen?"

"Years of old code, the rush to the market, some fast programming, you know. Aren't you here for the same?"

"Symantec said I should come get checked out. They think it's just a matter of time before I'm sick as a dog. Shouldn't you get tested too, Linux."

Linux, now seriously creeped out and edging away. "I've got thousands of people around the world checking me out and making sure I'm well built and healthy. And I'm gonna stay that way. So if you don't mind, I'll see you later."

They watch her go. Windows lifts his head to Mac "That could have gone better."

"Shut up."

Re:You tried to parod a humorous commercial? (2, Funny)

adamchou (993073) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467421)

Just putting a cute woman on screen is not enough.

you haven't looked around at the slashdot crowd lately have you? sure it is.

Re:You tried to parod a humorous commercial? (1)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467433)

The slashdot crowd already knows how cool Linux is, you have to get the rest of the people.

Re:You tried to parod a humorous commercial? (1)

mightyQuin (1021045) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467493)

I do like, though, that it clears up the pronunciation issue.

Can't count how many times I've cringed when I've heard people say lee-nix and line-ex.

Re:You tried to parod a humorous commercial? (4, Funny)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467865)

Can't count how many times I've cringed when I've heard people say lee-nix and line-ex.
Yeah, that sucks. The right pronounciation is gnoo slash lee-nux.

ATTN: SWITCHEURS! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18467513)

If you don't know what Cmd-Shift-1 and Cmd-Shift-2 are for, GTFO.
If you think Firefox is a decent Mac application, GTFO.
If you're still looking for the "maximize" button, GTFO.
If you don't know Clarus from Carl Sagan, GTFO.

Bandwagon jumpers are not welcome among real Mac users [atspace.com] . Keep your filthy PC fingers to yourself.

Re:You tried to parod a humorous commercial? (2, Informative)

backdoc (416006) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467525)

Oh. C'mon. They clearly make points such as in the first commercial the mac and pc are so busy fighting over who is #1, they don't even notice Linux. And, when they do, it's very mature. Get it???

And, in the second video, she is fashionable and gets a new look quite often while the and the pc says he will be wearing the jacket for 5 or 6 years.

I think the commercials are both good and humorous.

Re:You tried to parod a humorous commercial? (1)

mdwh2 (535323) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467613)

You really need better writers. Just putting a cute woman on screen is not enough.

And how is that any different to what Apple did - portraying PC as boring guy in a suit, Mac as hip and trendy, and then reeling off a load of assertions.

Re:You tried to parod a humorous commercial? (1)

CosmeticLobotamy (155360) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467721)

Why not focus on something like ... no license requirements? PC and Mac both dig into their wallets ... Linux invites all her friends along.

See, that's why I'm not in advertising. I would have had guys in top hats and monocles paying Mac and PC for sex and then Linux doing like nine homeless guys.

Read between the lines (5, Funny)

Nymz (905908) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467751)

It's obvious that GNU/Linux is a woman.
She's high maintenance, expects everything to be given to her for free, and no matter what goes wrong... it's your fault.


It's funny, please don't mod me down, just be content that I'll be going straight to hell.

Right over their heads (4, Insightful)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467343)

Windows: "How long have you been standing there?"

Linux: "Um... a long time."

As soon as I watched that part, it was obvious - the implication is that "nobody's been even noticing". I like Linux; but I think there was a big shot of unintentional self-parody right there.

Re:Right over their heads (2, Funny)

a.phoenicis (1026040) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467385)

Heh... I also liked the "I'm Linux," says the hot chick, "and there are an estimated 30 millions Linux users..."

Man... Linux really gets around...

Just wait until Novell does one about viruses...

Re:Right over their heads (3, Interesting)

Octorian (14086) | more than 7 years ago | (#18468145)

I really like the spoofs on this site: http://tv.truenuff.com/mac/ [truenuff.com]

They more accurately portray Linux as a uber-dork wearing a backpack, and *BSD as someone who looks almost the same (but is pissy about being confused with Linux). ...as I type this on my SuSE 10.2 desktop, connected to a network of Solaris and FreeBSD machines...

Re:Right over their heads (1)

dbcad7 (771464) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467475)

I think the implication is that PC and Mac are self absorbed in themselves and each other, and haven't noticed that Linux was there. That's the way I see it. You see it your way of course, and I am sure there are other takes on it.

The truth is of course, that both companies are well aware of Linux. That Apple chose to name the Windows guy "PC" kind of sucks because PC's do run Linux as well as Windows... I suppose it could be intentional, to kill two birds with one stone... but who knows.. I would guess a more accurate thing would have been to have "PC" morph into something different (Linux) although Linux also runs on other hardware (even Apple)

All that aside.. I thought the 2 "commercials" were as good as Apples.

Not as good as... (5, Informative)

computersareevil (244846) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467361)

Good, but not as good as the IBM commercial [youtube.com] from years ago, IMHO.

Re:Not as good as... (1)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467417)

That's a much better commercial than the Novell ones. I wish IBM would put out more commercials like this. Get the public aware of what linux is.

Re:Not as good as... (2, Informative)

computersareevil (244846) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467573)

They did put out a bunch [youtube.com] of other Linux commercials. Some of them are quite good, like the first result [youtube.com] (and it's 'Lee-nus' not 'Lie-nus' you insensitive clod!), but I still like the original best. Gives me chills.

Cute (the woman) but misleading (-1, Flamebait)

notaprguy (906128) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467429)

30 million using Linux? Perhaps if you include servers... End users? Not even close. Even more ironic? Only two of them look like that woman. The rest look like this: http://www.lapierrefamily.org/images/geek.jpg/ [lapierrefamily.org] .

Really? (1)

WindBourne (631190) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467529)

You have proof that there are not 30 million end users? I would like to see something that shows that.

In addition, I know women who are better looking than her who are doing Linux, but I am not sure what that has to do with anything.

Re:Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18467869)

I somehow doubt that babe has had 30 million 'end users', but I'm sure she's had a few.

Eh (4, Insightful)

Durandal64 (658649) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467431)

You know, someone could make a funny parody of the "Get a Mac" commercials; it's just that no one has. It seems like all the parodies are made by geeks who are upset about the originals, not creative people who can put a funny spin on them. All the parodies are basically big rants about why geeks don't like the originals. There's no subtlety involved at all. You can't parody a 30-second spot by making a 4-minute rant about how much the source sucks. You actually have to be clever. That's what the geeks making these things don't get.

Novell's ads aren't as bad, but really, what do they say? "Hey, Linux exists too"? So? When I'm car shopping, I know that Fiat exists too. Doesn't mean I consider it a viable option.

I call Bullshit. (1)

Upaut (670171) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467659)

You know, someone could make a funny parody of the "Get a Mac" commercials; it's just that no one has.

There are plenty of fantastic parodies of the "Get a mac" commercial. Many of which sell macs better then the original...

Be it in comic format: http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20060815 [leasticoulddo.com]

Or video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-L-0s-7-Z0&mode=re lated&search= [youtube.com]

Their are even parodys depicting religion: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/pcs/get-a-mac-ads-the-c hristian-version-220219.php [gizmodo.com]

In fact, this has got to be the most parodied ad I have ever seen...

Re:Eh (0)

earnest murderer (888716) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467813)

What makes a good parody is biting humor matched with commentary that is generally more truthful than the original. These ad's have neither of that.

The clay monkey switch ad? Hilarious, and the implication that platform advocacy is for monkeys is spot on.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3785934939 882600929 [google.com]

Gus's I used to be a gamer ad? Very nice, and very true.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq3G_vqKmhI [youtube.com]

Everything else I've seen has been pretty much rubbish. At best mildly funny but usually uncomfortably sincere.

There's something funny to be mined from the "Linux is a Chick" well, but it's pretty misogynistic and unflattering.

Re:Eh (0, Troll)

limecat4eva (1055464) | more than 7 years ago | (#18468079)

Don't look to dorks for subtlety. Especially not the kind of dorks who don't understand why people would rather use Macs than fuck around endlessly with AUTOEXEC.BAT.

So this is what happened to the money from MS (3, Insightful)

jeevesbond (1066726) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467453)

All the directors of Novell sat around after the Microsoft deal. Twiddling their thumbs, wondering what to do with the cheque for $308 million they'd just recieved. 'I've got it! Let's make some satirical ads,' one of them probably suggested.

'Then we'll all give ourselves massive bonuses, go on holiday and think up of more ways to sell Free software to Microsoft.' Another may have mentioned.

'Ooook!' Ballmer might have remarked from a corner of the room: indicated he'd like another banana, please.

I'm not saying it's a good or bad use of the money, but we can all see where some of it is going. My only question is: does she run GNU/Linux?

Hi, I'm Microsoft's mouth piece (3, Insightful)

mrmikedee (1077187) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467489)

If Novell was serious about being the 3rd option in the Apple v. PC debate they would hire professionals who could make decent commercials. These Novell "parodies" are just imitations of true creative genius (Apple's PR people). Make something that is original ffs.

Re:Hi, I'm Microsoft's mouth piece (1)

QuantumHobbit (976542) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467719)

The whole point of this is to create a viral sensation. Viral sensations seem to work best when its a parody and appears to be done by amateurs. And guess what? It worked. I've seen this reported on nearly every tech site (of course ./ is one of the last) and Novell hardly had to spend any money. Grated they're mostly preaching to the quire, but you get what you pay for.

Okay.... (3, Insightful)

FooAtWFU (699187) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467531)

I like Linux. And I like girls. And I like girls who use Linux. (I know several, one of whom is also incidentally the most amazing person in the world, though mostly for other reasons.)

But those ads were just, um, well, stupid.

v.v

Notice you never see the hot chick's back ... (4, Funny)

DrJimbo (594231) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467559)

If she turned around you would see the knife that Novell plunged into her back when they sold out to Microsoft.

Re:Notice you never see the hot chick's back ... (4, Funny)

Oswald (235719) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467641)

Actually, I suspect if she turned around I would see her ass. Maybe after a dozen viewings or so I might notice the knife.

The ass first, though, definitely.

Oh dear GOLLY (5, Funny)

malevolentjelly (1057140) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467597)

That was painful to watch. Open source community, either have web talent do it, or get some money together if you want decent ads.

That was awkward. Ouch.

All they expressed is that Linux exists, and is 'cute'.

Mac should have revealed GNU/BSD technologies at its core by lifting up his shirt and showing a mutated semi-open-source Kuato!!

"KILL ME..."

Mac: Not today! Not ever! Ha-ha!

Re:Oh dear GOLLY (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18468263)

This is perhaps the first comment on Slashdot that has made me laugh out loud in five, maybe six years. God bless you for the Kuato reference.

Quality - Superior ? (0, Troll)

udippel (562132) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467637)

So sad. I am no MAC fanboy.
Still, the quality of the Quicktime beats the meagre MPGs hands down.
Had Novell had any senses, they would have offered a technical quality at par or even better than Apple.
So sad. Linux would have deserved better.
Maybe Novell not.

---
I am not indecisive. I only can't make up my mind.

How most of the world really sees Linux (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18467711)

Here's an even better Mac/PC/Linux video [youtube.com] . Truth hurts.

Full version? (3, Funny)

Klowner (145731) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467781)

What the heck did they cut out the part where hot Novell Linux girl takes a $20 from the PC for certain favors out behind the shed?

(frackin sellouts..)

A girl is linux? no no... (3, Funny)

SirDrinksAlot (226001) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467789)

It should be Tommy Chong (of Cheech and Chong) playing the part of Linux. Then this would be more believable.

Who plays the part? (1)

spaceyhackerlady (462530) | more than 7 years ago | (#18468151)

Tommy Chong? That's...errr...interesting.

One thought experiment of mine has been to recast the Get a Mac ads with two women, rather than two men. Who would play PC? Who would play Mac? Other markets (U.K., Japan) have done their own versions, but always with two men.

The first that came to my mind were Candace Bergen as PC, and Paula Abdul as Mac. YMMV.

...laura

I love it! (1)

Saint Stephen (19450) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467805)

I tried to show this chick how much better my perl scripts and abcde were than her iTunes. She didn't get it. Come on ladies that get it, speak up.

GECKO!!! (1)

Spookticus (985296) | more than 7 years ago | (#18467931)

heh......Samurai Gecko..... mhmmmm....samurai gecko and hot linux lady....now that would of made a good commercial

GoYaT (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18468135)

you Can. No, hobbyist dilettante BSD machines, Raadt's stubborn survive at all and I probably themselves to be a We'll be able to and Juliet 40,000 If *BSD is to

If you think that was funny... (1)

Adeptus_Luminati (634274) | more than 7 years ago | (#18468163)

Check these out...

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8pyTl2JP6Y&NR [youtube.com] - MAC User experiences...
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCmUAWn_DlU&NR [youtube.com] [NOT APROPRIATE TO LISTEN TO AT WORK] A little crude, but funny as hell.
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxPXFptzQRY [youtube.com] - For gamers
4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-KWYYIY4jQ [youtube.com] - 2 BRAND new APPLE PRODUCTS UNVEILED HERE!!!!!!
5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8lW8ndh5BU&NR [youtube.com] [NOT APROPRIATE TO LISTEN TO AT WORK] - Gay networking
6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc4oP_ITqMc&NR [youtube.com] [NOT APROPRIATE TO LISTEN TO AT WORK] - Gaming
7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjpn3L3bSJQ&NR [youtube.com] MAC vs PC vs Linux ... too funny.
8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGxRhRinsBw&mode=re lated&search= [youtube.com] The Southpark Spoof
9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8HNyiNbXmk&mode=re lated&search= [youtube.com] Porn
10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVOnFdMf0RU&eurl=ht tp%3A%2F%2Fblog.wired.com%2Fcultofmac%2F2007%2F03% 2Fnovell_launches.html [youtube.com] Novell
11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkFQVcl62qo&mode=re lated&search= [youtube.com] Linux?!

Novell Sold Out (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#18468185)

Please give me a break!!! Novell isn't for Linux anymore. They are in bed with Micro$oft now. It's the Benedict Arnold company and they think a few ads can distance them now from the M$ deal.

Linux is a chick? (2, Funny)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 7 years ago | (#18468189)

Now I know why you slashbots are always whacking off about it in here.

I thought you were just a bunch of nerds the whole time, I apologize.

Hey Linux, SHOW US YER TITS!!!! Woooo

Microsoft is also spoofing Mac ads (1)

Door in Cart (940474) | more than 7 years ago | (#18468273)

We'll see if these Mac ad sppofs can attract anything close to the hundreds of thousands of YouTubers who view TrueNuff's pro-Microsoft spoofs. Judging from the comments, few if any of these people recognize these "sketch comedies" as Microsoft advertisements.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQECwm3erEs [youtube.com]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFAJDbV9Vfs [youtube.com]

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

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