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Move over Hodgman and that hipster kid who briefly dated Drew Barrymore, because there's a new advertising campaign in town that hopes to take Linux into the mainstream. With commercials.

It's true. The Linux Foundation saw those successful I'm a Mac commercials, and Jerry Seinfeld playing with Bill Gates, and they wanted in. So they're having a video contest that will try and showcase "just what Linux means to those who use it, and hopefully inspires many to try it."


at the pic

EDIT: source
Edited by Papa.Smurf - 12/22/08 at 1:11pm
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Link?
sorry got ahead of myself
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Oh my god, as if Mac commercials weren't annoying enough, Linux has to jump in.
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I can see this going terribly, terribly wrong. (i.e. all of the "holier than thou"-attitude Linux users that give other Linux users a bad name)


Edit: [nitpick] Also, it should be "I'm a PC running Linux" or "I'm a Mac running Linux". [/nitpick]
Edited by Solertia - 12/22/08 at 1:18pm
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Someone shooped off linux's package...
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good find. there are a number of "linux commercials" on youtube. either way, i really hope we can start seeing some on tv.


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post #8 of 16

I saw these 1 year ago. Old news, strange that the article there is recent.

ADD:
I watched also these ones:


Edited by metala - 12/22/08 at 1:37pm
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by metala View Post
I saw these 1 year ago. Old news, strange that the article there is recent.
The videos that people have made are old, but the Linux Foundation's video contest, which this article is about, is not old news.
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I have seen some good ones from IBM but they are mostly for servers. I would like to see some clever linux comercials but no cracking on the other players, it only makes us look bad. Apple just makes themselves look stupid with their rediculous commercials cracking on PC's as if they were all pieces of worn out crap.
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