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Linux Foundation Announces 2010 "We're Linux" Video Contest

CmdrTaco posted more than 4 years ago | from the get-yer-edit-on dept.

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prourl writes "The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the 2010 'We're Linux' video contest. The contest seeks to find the best user-generated videos that demonstrate what Linux means to those who use it and inspire others to try it." Sadly, the winner will almost certainly be edited in Final Cut Pro on a Mac ;)

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In other news, (-1, Troll)

LOLLinux (1682094) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088236)

Rob Malda wins the "I have a Micropenis" Video Contest.

Re:In other news, (1)

mujadaddy (1238164) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088638)

Link?







What?

Re:In other news, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31088658)

Why are the trolls so obsessed with some guy's penis?

Things were so much better when I was a troll let me tell you.

Smashing my keyboard! (0, Flamebait)

DogDude (805747) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088260)

My video would be one showing me frustrated, angry, swearing a lot, and ultimately smashing my keyboard (last time I tried Ubuntu on a generic PC). It would end with me saying "fuck it" and installing Windows XP again. I doubt that would win.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (5, Insightful)

Spyware23 (1260322) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088296)

Sounds like you had no clue what you were doing.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31088348)

You shouldn't have to know what you're doing to install an OS.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088392)

That's not the kind of expectation that Windows can live up to really.

OTOH, any PC is a "random collection of spare parts".

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (4, Insightful)

Spyware23 (1260322) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088418)

Yes you do. You need to know how a computer works on a rudimentary level, you also need to know how to install an OS.

If you really think that you don't need to know what you are doing, give the first six-year old you can find a computer and a windows installation cd/dvd. Have fun!

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31088862)

I believe a six-year-old would have no problem with a Windows 7 install. (Well...maybe have issues with the keycode.)

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31088706)

And you shouldn't have to learn how to drive a car to drive it.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (5, Interesting)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 4 years ago | (#31089092)

How many windows users install it? Usuially it's installed at the factory and that's that.

I've installed it several times, likewise various linux distros. I'd say the share of installation problems is about equal.

Oh, and 1983 called...

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088354)

Unless his "generic PC" had a vendor recovery disk, I don't see the re-install of XP going terribly well either.

With a near total lack of information, it is hard to tell.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (-1, Offtopic)

DogDude (805747) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088416)

XP has enough generic drivers to be able to get most PC's going. Then, Windows Updates does the rest of the software drivers. Once in a blue moon, you have to get a vendor's driver, but it's certainly not rocket science.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088688)

I might actually buy that if I didn't have plenty of firsthand experience to the contrary.

The average n00b consumer would have no hope without special purpose made vendor recovery disks.

That's the fun thing about Windows bashing. EVERYONE has been forced into having experience.

It's not nearly as easy to get enough Mac experience to eviscerate that OS.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

DogDude (805747) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088882)

Put Windows CD in computer. Turn on. Click "next". After the install is done, Windows Update starts automatically, and grabs most of the specific drivers.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

dreamchaser (49529) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088936)

Sounds like you didn't know what you were doing then ;)

Frankly I don't find Linux to be all that much harder to install than Windows though. It's those edge cases with obscure hardware where Windows has always proven to be easier in my own anecdotal evidence.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (3, Insightful)

AmonTheMetalhead (1277044) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088730)

If you really believe this then you've been exposed to very little hardware in your life. Try installing XP on a machine with a SATA controller it never heard of in it's life without slipstreaming the install cd

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

jgtg32a (1173373) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088362)

I thought that, that didn't matter with Ubuntu

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (-1, Offtopic)

DogDude (805747) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088382)

I've been in IT in one way or another since 1996. If 14 years of professional IT experience isn't enough to be able to install an OS...

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088428)

Your approach to the situation flatly contradicts your claims regarding "experience".

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

neumayr (819083) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088634)

KB? SI units are meant to be computationally convenient, not arbitrarily assigned

They are? I thought they first and foremost need to be independently verifiable. Sure, the kg isn't, but afaik all others are.
Also, an argument could be made that base 12 unit systems, e.g. inches/feet/miles, are computationally more convenient. I think.
Never used that system myself.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088784)

> Also, an argument could be made that base 12 unit systems, e.g. inches/feet/miles,
> are computationally more convenient. I think. Never used that system myself.

Divisible by 3 and 2, both easy to "eyeball".

Ever tried to split something up into 5 equal parts without the aid of a scale?

Rationales always depend on context and not all contexts are interchangeable.

Some methods are better for machines, and some are better for people.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (5, Insightful)

nschubach (922175) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088536)

I can point out a handful of people with (n) years of experience putting mirrors on a car, but that doesn't mean they are an expert car builder. Being "in IT" anymore could be someone that runs Ethernet cable to someone that processes orders for NewEgg. It could even be someone that works at Best Buy in the support section. It doesn't mean they know how a computer works and can install an operating system. (Although, every version of Linux I've installed recently has pretty much just worked so I can't see the problem here...)

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088820)

It sounds like something wasn't supported. Instead of whining about how something isn't supported, this loser would rather make it out like it's "hard".

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

AmonTheMetalhead (1277044) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088962)

Well, it could be true, i've seen linux do weird things on some hardware, like kernel panics on Asus boards, but most often flashing the bios will fix that. The problem is that hardware these days gets minimal testing against windows and the rest can be damned because that's not where the money is.

Frankly, the fact linux runs on so many machines despite that is a testament to it's & the community's power.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

orient (535927) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088700)

In my experience, every time Linux (any unix, actually) doesn't work, it is a hardware error. Windows is just more forgiving with the hardware.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (2, Insightful)

AmonTheMetalhead (1277044) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088816)

Depends on your field of expertise, i'd say. Project Managers are also in IT, and i've seen some very 'limited' people in that role...

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (3, Informative)

Lifyre (960576) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088840)

Then you might want to think about a new line of work.

I've installed Ubuntu on roughly 20 different platforms (laptop, desktop, and servers) since 6.06 and I've never had it not boot. In the past some hardware didn't work immediately but was a trivial fix (or ATI) if you could use google and even that hasn't been the case for a few releases for me.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31088902)

People like you are the reason I hate when someone calls me an IT.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

Creepy (93888) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088948)

Well I do know what I'm doing and didn't much care for Ubuntu, but it probably depends on what it is used for. My brother on the other hand, loves Ubuntu - easy to use from an end-user's perspective, so YMWV.

    I had issues installing graphics drivers in a VM for hardware accelerated graphics (yes, the VM is set up for it), issues with getting developer packages installed, issues finding certain packages (admittedly, they were non-GPL and I did manage to install them by pointing to another server, but it was a hassle) - it was a total pain in the butt. I spent 1/4 the time with setting up my dev environment on OpenSuSE than I did with Ubuntu and the graphics driver worked in the VM as soon as I set it up.

In any case, I didn't have any issues installing Ubuntu like the grandparent, that was simple - getting the packages I need was the pain. One project I work on has a lot of non-GPL packages that need installing (and most are BSD or similarly licensed). I also work on Linux in a commercial environment, but I don't do installations on that, just end user (SuSE and Red Hat).

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 4 years ago | (#31089038)

My video would be one showing me frustrated, angry, swearing a lot, and ultimately smashing my keyboard (last time I tried Ubuntu on a generic PC). It would end with me saying "fuck it" and installing Windows XP again. I doubt that would win.

Sounds like you had no clue what you were doing.

Ubuntu's brain-dead "easy install" fails terribly when it can't recognize a video card. Ironically, if he had tried a less-user friendly distro, he would have had less keyboard smashing as it would have gone into a perfectly usable ncurses install instead of making xorg reload every second.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31088346)

NOOB !!!

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

dil3ma (1742370) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088396)

If you actually understood how to use Ubuntu then you would love it, but I guess that will never happen.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (0, Troll)

jgtg32a (1173373) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088456)

This'll get marked troll but
I'm far more interested in using programs in want/need than using the OS.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

dil3ma (1742370) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088490)

I understand your point, but if you really have a love for computers what's making you have to stick to one OS? I dual boot with Windows & Linux. I get to have my fun with both.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

Lunix Nutcase (1092239) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088528)

but if you really have a love for computers what's making you have to stick to one OS?

Because it does everything the person needs?

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088870)

I have a Mac under the desk (tiny little thing) but I have no great temptation to use
it despite being a Linux user and Linux tools supposedly all being so inferior to Mac
tools. It really helps to use other stuff and see what all of the various pitfalls are.

It would still be a MythTV box but better and cheaper PC hardware came along.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088542)

Sometimes, the OS itself can make up for failings in the "applications".

My favorite examples are iTunes and iPhoto.

Then there's stuff that's "3rd party" but is trivial to install due to how the core OS is setup.

Ignore the OS and you will probably be patching it up piecemeal with annoying crippleware shareware apps.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

AmonTheMetalhead (1277044) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088992)

An OS is nothing more then a tool, use the one that fits your needs best. In my case that's linux, but your needs are probably different from mine.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

neumayr (819083) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088682)

You cannot assume other people's experiences to match yours, especially based on so little information.

Of course it's not my place to criticize your social interactions, but when you act almighty towards others, don't complain when others do the same to you.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

DogDude (805747) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088846)

I don't particularly care about "loving" an OS. It's a tool. I couldn't "love" an OS any more than I could "love" a screwdriver.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (5, Funny)

neumayr (819083) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088526)

It would also need people in the background belittling your computer skills. This thread provides sufficient input.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

AmonTheMetalhead (1277044) | more than 4 years ago | (#31089014)

Make unsubstantiated or wild claims & people will attack them. Such is the nature of people.

So, your a PC? (1, Informative)

SmallFurryCreature (593017) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088568)

So I guess you are advertising yourself as a PC user by being easily frustrated, violent and unable to learn anything so you resort to using an OS soon 10 years out of date...

Somehow I don't think MS will be calling you to advertise for them.

Lets face it:

Mac users = Gay.

Linux users = Elitist assholes.

BSD users = Even more elitist assholes.

PC users = Wishing they could be any of the above so they to could have cool sites to post upon rather then having to claim "I am a geek" on a windows machine.

Re:So, your a PC? (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088776)

PC users = Wishing they could be any of the above so they to could have cool sites to post upon rather then having to claim "I am a geek" on a windows machine.

Are you trying to assert that using Windows and being a geek are mutually exclusive?

Re:So, your a PC? (1)

DogDude (805747) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088830)

"So I guess you are advertising yourself as a PC user by being easily frustrated, violent and unable to learn anything so you resort to using an OS soon 10 years out of date... " I'm a PC users who needs to use his PC's for work. I don't have the time or interest in mucking with OS's that are more difficult to use than 10 year old versions of Windows. I haven't cared about "coolness" since I was a teenager, so take it for what it's worth.

Re:So, your a PC? (1)

AmonTheMetalhead (1277044) | more than 4 years ago | (#31089034)

You forgot Amiga users, there are still afew of those out there

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

thetoadwarrior (1268702) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088814)

Linux isn't for the Trig Palins of this world.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (3, Funny)

DogDude (805747) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088896)

You're right. It's for the "Comic Book Guy"s of the world.

Re:Smashing my keyboard! (1)

freedumb2000 (966222) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088918)

Sounds like that is what I would do, although the other way around. Wait, I'll be honest. I'd probably actually install OS X. Btw, mod parent funny, not troll.

Deluged (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31088288)

as the army of porn sites happily hosted on Linux servers open their collective floodgates spewing video offerings.

Re:Deluged (2, Funny)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088736)

the army of porn sites happily hosted on Linux servers open their collective floodgates spewing video offerings.

      I think the adjective you were looking for is "ejaculating".

Can we *please* stop... (4, Insightful)

Looce (1062620) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088336)

... with the damned "I'm a" bullshit? It's getting really old.

I'm a PC! Well I'm a Mac!

And back there you have Linux who is insecure and just has to jump onto the bandwagon.

Re:Can we *please* stop... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31088508)

I agree. Who the fuck would be motivated to use Linux after seeing an ad like that? If anything, ads like that have the exact opposite effect, so they should have a contest for "I'm a Microsoft Windows" video. Here's how it could go...

Daytime, a group of 5 Chinese males in their 20's is sitting on a bench at some mall and snickering.
The camera does a 180 degree roll around them to zoom in on the laptop of the guy in the middle.
The guy utters something in Chinese about "Microsoft".
A second later subtitles reveal that he just said: "We owned yet another corporation, I just love Microsoft!"
The camera slowly zooms out in a "depressed to find out the truth" kind of way and while it's zooming out,
"Developers, developers, developers!" could be heard coming from an arcade in the background.

Fade to black. A sign fades in "Who do you want to own... you today?"
The sound of the Chinese guys laughing in the background can be heard as the screen fades to black again.

Re:Can we *please* stop... (1)

nschubach (922175) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088558)

"I'm a" bullshit

I think I'll pass watching those videos.

Re:Can we *please* stop... (2, Funny)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088668)

I'm a penguin!

What's on the telly?

Hhmf, looks like a penguin to me.

Re:Can we *please* stop... (1)

AndrewNeo (979708) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088812)

You're all PCs, get over it!

Re:Can we *please* stop... (1)

CannonballHead (842625) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088886)

As AndrewNeo said in response to you, they're all "PCs." They're not all "IBM Compatible PCs" of course.

What's this one going to say, "I'm Linux" - which is pretty much completely wrong? That's like calling your monitor your "computer" :P

Re:Can we *please* stop... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31089022)

And back there you have Linux who is insecure and just has to jump onto the bandwagon.

I thought Windows was insecure.

Linux community? Ha! (2, Insightful)

eparker05 (1738842) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088350)

Linux was a community many years ago, but the days of songs around a camp fire are over. These days when I think of Linux, I think of:

Tivo
Apache Web Server
Android phones,
WiFi routers,
OLPC
Portable media players
Server Farms

Linux has really come into it's own, but I don't think anybody will ever mistake it for a hobbyist niche again.

Re:Linux community? Ha! (1)

Spyware23 (1260322) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088452)

Linux has really come into it's own, but I don't think anybody will ever mistake it for a hobbyist niche again.

You can literally edit -anything-, just edit the niche back in.

The IT Crowd Flashback (3, Funny)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088360)

This contest makes me think of the "sexy nerd" calendar they did in The IT Crowd.

Shudder...

Final cut pro == sad (4, Insightful)

stokessd (89903) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088366)

Why is that sad? It's a great program that puts world class non-linear editing within reach of most everybody. What is sad, is the insanely expensive and fiddly avid workstations and non-linear editors of the past.

Linux is just like macs in that there are huge disciplines where no applications exist. For example there is no credible 3D solid modeling programs or printed circuit board layout on the Mac. Now there is no credible non-linear video editing program for linux. Both platforms are a niche market, both excel in ways that windows does not, and both are a victim of that nitch-i-ness.

It's only sad if people tried to make a video editor for linux and somehow were denied by forces outside their control. If the only reason is that nobody has bothered to write a good one, then that's not sad.

Sheldon

Re:Final cut pro == sad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31088444)

Why is that sad? It's a great program that puts world class non-linear editing within reach of most everybody. What is sad, is the insanely expensive and fiddly avid workstations and non-linear editors of the past.

Linux is just like macs in that there are huge disciplines where no applications exist. For example there is no credible 3D solid modeling programs or printed circuit board layout on the Mac. Now there is no credible non-linear video editing program for linux. Both platforms are a niche market, both excel in ways that windows does not, and both are a victim of that nitch-i-ness.

It's only sad if people tried to make a video editor for linux and somehow were denied by forces outside their control. If the only reason is that nobody has bothered to write a good one, then that's not sad.

Sheldon

I heard VLC's development path has video editing implemented in the near future. Just sayin'.

Re:Final cut pro == sad (1)

Lunix Nutcase (1092239) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088548)

I heard VLC's development path has video editing implemented in the near future. Just sayin'.

Yeah and it's just as amateurish looking as Duh Gimp.

Re:Final cut pro == sad (1)

AmonTheMetalhead (1277044) | more than 4 years ago | (#31089086)

In what way is GIMP amateurish looking?

Re:Final cut pro == sad (1)

courteaudotbiz (1191083) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088448)

Which I still had mod points for you. +++

Re:Final cut pro == sad (1)

0100010001010011 (652467) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088758)

Final Cut Express is $199
iMovie is Free.

It's the Pro version that is $999.

Unless you're editing a movie that you plan on putting on the big screen. FCE is MORE than you could ever hope to use.

You could edit most stuff made on TV today with just iMovie.

Re:Final cut pro == sad (2, Interesting)

marcansoft (727665) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088824)

Not sure I'd consider them "world-class", but for most purposes kdenlive [kdenlive.org] is pretty good for video editing under Linux, Eagle [cadsoftusa.com] is a very popular PCB layout tool that runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS.

Another OS copy job by Linux (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31088414)

Seriously, can't these Linux guys ever come up with an original idea? First Apple comes out with "I'm a Mac... and I'm a PC" ads. Then Windows comes out with it's "I'm Windows" campaign. Not satisfied with copying the entire GUI for XP, Vista, OS X, and Windows 7, now Linux nerds are even copying the advertisements? How about some freaking originality once in a while? Where's all this creativity that the community is supposed to engender? So many eyeballs, but the only thing those eyeballs can do is Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V.

Re:Another OS copy job by Linux (1)

AmonTheMetalhead (1277044) | more than 4 years ago | (#31089104)

There's more then just KDE out there.
Just saying....

Do you have to use linux (3, Funny)

jgtg32a (1173373) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088424)

to actually make the video, or can you use Win/Mac?

Re:Do you have to use linux (3, Funny)

Korbeau (913903) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088790)

to actually make the video, or can you use Win/Mac?

Just create a makefile listing all the video segments you want to glue together, that's very easy to do on Linux under 500 lines of code.

"The winner" = Exactly (2, Insightful)

DebianDog (472284) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088426)

I was perfectly happy with Linux until I wanted to start editing video. Most Linux video editing apps while "free" and do a basic job, they IN NO WAY compare with even iMovie that comes included with your Mac.

Re:"The winner" = Exactly (1)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088466)

Sure. A Linux NLE will happily work with any file you want. iMovie will barf if you try to feed it anything that's not quicktime.

It won't even allow you to so much as have an intermediate step between "pull movie off of camera" and "try to use it with iMovie".

Nope. Linux editors surely can't compare to that.

Re:"The winner" = Exactly (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31088556)

I've only ever used Cinelerra and Premiere. I preferred Cinelerra, for that reason above all else. It was a nightmare finding a codec that Premiere liked, and the program was incredibly unstable, causing me to lose work frequently. Cinelerra had a confusing interface, but once you got around that, it did its job well.

Re:"The winner" = Exactly (4, Insightful)

DebianDog (472284) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088872)

SO wrong it is not even funny. Never mind the 100's of cameras iMovie supports natively.. and ignoring the 70+ formats QuickTime supports there are DivX plug-in, Windows Plug-In for both import and export. Worse case you pass it though StreamClip (free) and convert it to QT. About the hardest thing to convert is muxed MPEG-2.

Where as on of Linux best Editors, Cinelerra, still needs about $30 of plug-ins to do Windows media and MP3 audio correctly.

Re:"The winner" = Exactly (1)

Kjella (173770) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088952)

Sure. A Linux NLE will happily work with any file you want. iMovie will barf if you try to feed it anything that's not quicktime.

Hahahhahahahahha LOL. First time I tried opening kdenlive to edit HDV video I tried to cut the clip, instant crash. Tried it again thinking it was bad luck, another instant crash. And that was supposed to be one of the good ones, the rest weren't quite as bad just ranging from terrible to abysmal. I manage to capture it under Linux but for any editing I'll still take Windows or Mac any day.

Re:"The winner" = Exactly (1)

horza (87255) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088914)

I've heard OpenShot being described as "iMovie for Linux", it would be nice to hear some objective comparisons on here.

Phillipo.

Re:"The winner" = Exactly (1)

biryokumaru (822262) | more than 4 years ago | (#31089066)

I can guarantee that mencoder will do absolutely everything that any other video encoding software will do. And if it can't, I can guarantee there's someone in the community just itching to make it do it for you. It's not my fault you're too lazy to learn how to use a CLI.

"I'm a PC... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31088472)

And I chose Windows because Linux is still too obtuse for the average user."

Wake me up when it's actually the Year of the Linux Desktop. These false alarms are getting old.

Re:"I'm a PC... (1, Redundant)

Lunix Nutcase (1092239) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088572)

Every [current year + 1] is going to be the Year of the Linux Desktop!

Here's a theme (0, Troll)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088596)

No multi-monitor support. Kernel updates that break drivers. Poor if any documentation. A "community" that trips over itself to insult you when you "dare" ask for help. Yep, we're linux!

Re:Here's a theme (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088838)

I have 2 monitors right now. Kernel updates sometimes break closed drivers, too bad so sad.

The other problems sound like sour grapes.

Re:Here's a theme (1)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088940)

See my comment to the other guy. I didn't mean 2 monitors. I meant MULTIPLE, as in 6 or 8. You try setting THAT up. I have. I gave up. You may laugh at what seems like an insane amount of monitors, but we day traders need them.

Re:Here's a theme (1)

horza (87255) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088884)

Eh? I have been using muti-monitors under Linux for over a decade. Are you going for a retro 80's ad?

Phillip.

Re:Here's a theme (1)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088906)

I have been using muti-monitors under Linux for over a decade

      How many monitors? I wasn't referring to two. I have EIGHT monitors on my windows box, and it took a total of 2 minutes to set up.

Re:Here's a theme (1, Insightful)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088970)

Who cares? Most people don't want a bezel in the middle of their desktop. It's just not something they would be into.

So this whole idea that "multi monitor is a killer" is just PC gamer wannabe nonsense.

Re:Here's a theme (0, Troll)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 4 years ago | (#31089088)

Who cares? Most people don't want a bezel in the middle of their desktop. It's just not something they would be into.

So this whole idea that "multi monitor is a killer" is just PC gamer wannabe nonsense.

      Thank you all for proving my point. Of course it's nonsense that I make a couple thousand bucks a day, but I need at least 6 monitors to do it. Of course there's no "need" for this, I just want my desktop to "look cool". Of course anyone who needs more than ZOMG 2 monitors is doing nothing but wasting time playing games. And of course I get modded flamebait for bringing up a valid point. That's ok linux people. You may continue with your heads in the sands of ignorance. I can afford the Windows license anyway.

      Surprisingly, I use linux for games...

Re:Here's a theme (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31089072)

No multi-monitor support. Kernel updates that break drivers. Poor if any documentation. A "community" that trips over itself to insult you when you "dare" ask for help. Yep, we're linux!

Funny, that sounds like windows, except for the multi-monitor support (Linux's xinerama works better than XP) and the "community" where you can buy friends to help you out when internet trolls insult you (which they'll do to people asking online for windows help too).

No Ogg/Theora support for videos (3, Insightful)

gQuigs (913879) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088602)

Can we at least get the Linux Foundation to support Ogg/Theora as a supported format to upload videos in. Ideally they would accept only Ogg and use HTML5 to show the videos instead of Flash..

I'll take "retarded snowclone" for 500, Alex! (5, Insightful)

Gizzmonic (412910) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088660)

I'm a Mac
I'm a PC
I'm IBM
I'm a Windows
Got milk?

Can't we just trash all these? Also, the annoying commercials where lots of multi-culti people finish each other's sentences. Exactly what are you trying to say, that using your product will turn you into a hivemind? Well, isn't that neat.

How about we get more creepy children whispering about mirrors, or babies making stock trades. Babies talking like adults is PURE ADVERTISING GENIUS.

Oblig: I'm a Mac, I'm a PC, I'm Linux (5, Funny)

cpu_fusion (705735) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088678)

Re:Oblig: I'm a Mac, I'm a PC, I'm Linux (1)

biryokumaru (822262) | more than 4 years ago | (#31089108)

Can I just vote for this instead of some dumb video?

No mention of last year's contest? (2, Insightful)

ThoughtMonster (1602047) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088726)

The Linux Foundation also did this in 2009. Here [linuxfoundation.org] are last year's winners.

Also, I'm pretty sure that good results come from people who know their tools, and not from the tools themselves. A large amount of the video-editing tools on Linux leave a lot to be desired, but they're still light-years ahead of what was available, say, 20 years back. People made (and still make) good videos/movies without any kind of digital intervention, so that snide remark is probably debatable.

Implying Macs are better? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31088728)

Sadly, the winner will almost certainly be edited in Final Cut Pro on a Mac ;)

No, I think Cmdr. Taco uses a Mac himself and is being silly. There's not just Cinelerra and a bunch of other tools, but this year we have the easiest and completely implemented OpenShot Video Editor. That combined with Avidemux, Audacity, Ardour and all of those music and audio tools should be more then enough to empower anyone creative enough to create a good video. Now if Cmdr. Taco would've mentioned Adobe Premiere (which I've been told has "motion fonts" among other cool effects), I might agree. Because although it _could_ be done with perhaps Blender and CinePaint, it would be much more difficult.

A sunny beach, a warm breeze (1)

westyvw (653833) | more than 4 years ago | (#31088734)

And a cell phone that doesn't ring. Contrast that to my "I am Windows" support team: they haven't left town yet being called back to the office to reboot machines, fix virus problems, mange servers, handle local applications.

Ah....aren't thin clients and Linux grand :)

Were Linux, and we do what we want! (1)

goffster (1104287) | more than 4 years ago | (#31089044)

with apologies to the "Red Riding Quartet"

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