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bigsmitty64
May 4th, 2010, 07:35 AM
Many of you may have seen this already but, I figure there are enough on here who haven't and wanted to share. I just saw it tonight for the first time. What a great movie about Linux!

Revolution OS (http://stagevu.com/video/gplkfhejhren)

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BrokenKingpin
May 4th, 2010, 05:27 PM
I have never got around to watching this, so I think I will check it out sometime this week. Thanks.

Phrea
May 4th, 2010, 05:32 PM
This is where Stallman decides to be kind of a butt, and tries to push his 'GNU/Linux' name idea. Torvalds not happy. :P

Viva
May 4th, 2010, 05:43 PM
This is where Stallman decides to be kind of a butt, and tries to push his 'GNU/Linux' name idea. Torvalds not happy. :P
It turns into a battle of egos between Linus and rms at one point, but it is a great documentary nevertheless. Love the way rms rebutts the free software is communist argument:p

Objekt
May 4th, 2010, 05:50 PM
Yep, caught that a few years ago.

Things have changed a *lot* since 2001. I would love to see a sequel/update of Revolution OS. Linux is now much more photogenic, what with the exlposion of different GUIs, and the huge improvements in user-friendliness and stuff actually working out of the "box" (so to speak). The original hardly showed the user experience of Linux at all, as I recall.

bigsmitty64
May 4th, 2010, 05:50 PM
This is where Stallman decides to be kind of a butt :P

Agreed, I got that impression too.

thenailedone
May 4th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Also enjoyed the movie :) sometime ago

samalex
May 4th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Many of you may have seen this already but, I figure there are enough on here who haven't and wanted to share. I just saw it tonight for the first time. What a great movie about Linux!

Revolution OS (http://stagevu.com/video/gplkfhejhren)


Revolution OS ranks up there as one of my fave documentaries next to the BBS Documentary (http://www.bbsdocumentary.com/).

I first caught Rev OS on Sundance around 2001, before it was released on DVD, and recorded it. Then with JTS Moore's permission I showed it to our LUG which loved it! I ordered it on DVD when it was released not long after that and have watched it probably a dozen times since. Great documentary, but I think it's about time for a new release to come out since SO much has evolved in the world of Linux since 2001.

Also for anyone who streams through Netflix it's available under the Documentary section. I just watched it again a few weeks ago through Netflix on our Wii.

Some other great documentaries you guys might like along these same lines-
- BBS Documentary (http://www.bbsdocumentary.com/) by Jason Scott
- Triumph of the Nerds (http://www.pbs.org/nerds/) - History of computing, which interviews ALL the biggies - Jobs, Gates, etc.
- Nova Episode: The KGB, The Computer, and Me (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308449/) - About Cliff Stoll's book Cuckoo's Egg where he spends a hear chasing KGB hackers breaking into LBL computers. Probably the pivotal documentary that got me into computers as a profession!
- Nerds 2.0.1 (http://www.pbs.org/opb/nerds2.0.1/) - History of the Internet
- Freedom Downtime (http://www.freedomdowntime.com/) - Great doc by the guys at 2600
- History Channel - Creation of Computers (http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/creation-computer/)

As for movies -
Pirates of Silicon Valley - VERY accurate in regards to the early days of Apple and Microsoft
Hackers - Yeah cheesy yet entertaining
AntiTrust - Is that Bill Gates ??? Lots of Open Source references
The Net - Sandra Bullock, what else can be said :) -- but don't bother with the sequel - it sucked
Takedown - Very skewed and one sided movie about Mitnick. Entertaining but full of holes and inaccuracies. John Markoff is a tool.

Also check archive.org and any of the Computer Chronicles episodes are great!

What other tech oriented documentaries or movies do you guys like?

Take care --

Sam

98cwitr
May 4th, 2010, 07:21 PM
if ya'll haven't seen "Law Abiding Citizen" watch it, it's freakin awesome

thenailedone
May 4th, 2010, 07:35 PM
The IT Crowd :P

Ok, just joking :D

C!oud
May 4th, 2010, 08:45 PM
Yea I watched Revolution OS a while back and quite frankly it was pretty boring and I really didn't find anything of value in it.

Phrea
May 4th, 2010, 09:11 PM
Yea I watched Revolution OS a while back and quite frankly it was pretty boring and I really didn't find anything of value in it.

Very true.
Titan clashing, that was about it.

A WAY better non free software laced] documentary is Cringley's The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115398/).

You can watch it here:
Part 1: http://publicdomainflix.com/movie-67.htm
Part 2: http://publicdomainflix.com/movie-68.htm
Part 3: http://publicdomainflix.com/movie-69.htm

I am NOT sure if it's actually public domain or not [the domain name suggests it is, and it's been up for years and years, so I'm going with that].
This post might be edited by a mod if this documentary proves to be non public domain.

kellemes
May 4th, 2010, 09:18 PM
A WAY better non free software laced] documentary is Cringley's The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115398/).


Thanks for the tip..

Phrea
May 4th, 2010, 09:33 PM
Thanks for the tip..

He talks to everybody, and explains a whole lot. It's amazing.
He gets Bill Gates, Steve Jobs [he says some AMAZING STUFF], Dr. Roberts [Altair], Larry Ellison [Oracle] etc etc in front of his camera.

It's a must see.
Again, it's not about FOSS, but about the period before that.