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    Ubuntu First Boot Video (Like Mac OS X)

    You may have seen the videos which play when you first boot up Mac OS X. Well I think Ubuntu needs something similar so I came up with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSOPFd67Gv4

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    Re: Ubuntu First Boot Video (Like Mac OS X)

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexMono94 View Post
    You may have seen the videos which play when you first boot up Mac OS X. Well I think Ubuntu needs something similar so I came up with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSOPFd67Gv4

    Tell me what you think!
    I was just thinking this same thing the other day! I completely agree, it would make the intro into Ubuntu even more friendly. It could say welcome, ask a few questions, and show how things work in Ubuntu (application installing, stuff like that). I like it! Anybod here think they can pull something a bit more original? I mean, nothing wrong with this one, except it's kinda boring and it uses the music from the OS X 10.3 intro.

    EDIT: Here are the OS X intros for any extra inspiration:
    Last edited by damis648; August 26th, 2008 at 11:38 PM.
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    Re: Ubuntu First Boot Video (Like Mac OS X)

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexMono94 View Post
    You may have seen the videos which play when you first boot up Mac OS X. Well I think Ubuntu needs something similar so I came up with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSOPFd67Gv4

    Tell me what you think!
    That actually looks pretty good, good job.
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    Re: Ubuntu First Boot Video (Like Mac OS X)

    Quote Originally Posted by damis648 View Post
    I was just thinking this same thing the other day! I completely agree, it would make the intro into Ubuntu even more friendly. It could say welcome, ask a few questions, and show how things work in Ubuntu (application installing, stuff like that). I like it! Anybod here think they can pull something a bit more original? I mean, nothing wrong with this one, except it's kinda boring and it uses the music from the OS X 10.3 intro.

    EDIT: Here are the OS X intros for any extra inspiration:
    I know it's boring, unoriginal and uses the Panther music but I was just trying to demonstrate what this could look like.

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    Re: Ubuntu First Boot Video (Like Mac OS X)

    Being simple is nice, one of the things that always prevents videos being included is "only so much space on the disc".

    While I do like the idea of something happening when you first boot, it's entirely too much like OS X where it would give the user the first impression all Linux/Ubuntu does is copy other ideas.
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    Re: Ubuntu First Boot Video (Like Mac OS X)

    I think Ubuntu needs something like this too. Your video is fine, but nowhere near as slick as Apples. So for it to be included in Ubuntu it needs an update, but as a draft it's great

    And of course the video shouldn't use the Hardy wallpaper for Intrepid


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    Re: Ubuntu First Boot Video (Like Mac OS X)

    Very nice, I think Ubuntu need some simple Eyecandy like this

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    Re: Ubuntu First Boot Video (Like Mac OS X)

    This is a really good idea, but it'll need some work before it gets included...

    I'll see what I can come up with.
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    Re: Ubuntu First Boot Video (Like Mac OS X)

    Looking good so far, if implemented, just make sure it's skippable.

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    Re: Ubuntu First Boot Video (Like Mac OS X)

    Quote Originally Posted by Siberia View Post
    Looking good so far, if implemented, just make sure it's skippable.
    Yes! That's exactly what I was thinking.
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