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vinayg18
March 17th, 2009, 12:29 PM
I'm an Ubuntu newbie, but I'm head over heels in love with it, so I wanted to do something for Ubuntu.

I'm considering creating a youtube video for Ubuntu: Two users are chatting using an instant messenger, and one of them is using Windoze. While chatting, the Windows user suddenly goes offline, and the writing says, "Switch to an OS that doesn't crash. Switch to Ubuntu. No freeze ups!", followed by screenshots of common Ubuntu applications. :P What do you think? Any suggestions?

lukjad007
March 17th, 2009, 12:36 PM
Heh. Sounds like fun. :D

halovivek
March 17th, 2009, 01:01 PM
In ad you cannot mention the other OS name directly. but it is nice.

raul_
March 17th, 2009, 01:13 PM
In ad you cannot mention the other OS name directly. but it is nice.

The Mac ads do it :popcorn:

vinayg18
March 17th, 2009, 01:19 PM
In ad you cannot mention the other OS name directly. but it is nice.

Thanks for the tip. But it's not like this will be a REAL ad, so it doesn't matter, does it? :)

TBOL3
March 17th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Actually, I think you can mention the competitors name directly now days. (You couldn't in the past).

ugm6hr
March 17th, 2009, 01:25 PM
The Mac ads do it :popcorn:

They say "I'm a PC" - not "I'm a Windows PC"

Lots of UK ads (especially supermarket ads) mention competitors. I think you just can't say anything libellous.

raul_
March 17th, 2009, 01:28 PM
They say "I'm a PC" - not "I'm a Windows PC"

Lots of UK ads (especially supermarket ads) mention competitors. I think you just can't say anything libellous.

They actually use the word Vista in almost every ad. Just check the ones where they make fun of Microsoft spending more money on advertising than on fixing bugs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MimCZikP8cY

bryncoles
March 17th, 2009, 01:28 PM
"Switch to an OS that doesn't crash. Switch to Ubuntu. No freeze ups!", followed by screenshots of common Ubuntu applications.

ubuntu, and linux in general, crashes sometimes. consider the kernel panic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_panic

then consider the "I'm Linux" competition:

http://video.linuxfoundation.org/category/video-category/-linux-foundation-video-contest

*edit*

welcome to ubuntu!

vinayg18
March 17th, 2009, 01:39 PM
ubuntu, and linux in general, crashes sometimes. consider the kernel panic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_panic

then consider the "I'm Linux" competition:

http://video.linuxfoundation.org/category/video-category/-linux-foundation-video-contest

*edit*

welcome to ubuntu!

Sure, I guess Ubuntu CAN crash too, but it isn't nearly as buggy as Windows, is it? I should know, I was an avid Windows loonie [notwithstanding its frequent freezeups] until I discovered Ubuntu.

I didn't know there was a such a contest! Thanks for the link.

vinayg18
March 17th, 2009, 01:43 PM
Question: Which software can I use to record a video of my screen? I'll need one to record the IM conversation.

raul_
March 17th, 2009, 01:48 PM
Question: Which software can I use to record a video of my screen? I'll need one to record the IM conversation.

recordmydesktop (and one of it's frontends)

barbedsaber
March 17th, 2009, 02:09 PM
In australia for tv ads, they can use competitor names, as long as they finish with a line like
"make up your own mind"
after the incredibly biased ad.
(yes, I know ads are ment to be biased)

bryncoles
March 17th, 2009, 02:25 PM
theres loads of recording / editing / etc software for ubuntu too. i dont use any of it mysoef, but i think you could do worse than look at (deep breath):


openmovieeditor - Video editor
ffmpeg - Multimedia player, server and encoder
ffmpeg2theora - Theora video encoder using ffmpeg
kino - A non-linear editor for Digital Video data
stopmotion - A program for creating stop motion animation.
dvgrab - Grab digital video data via IEEE1394 links
inkscape - A vector-based drawing program.
blender - A very fast and versatile 3D suite for modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback.
gimp - A raster-based drawing program.
gimp-data-extras - This package contains extra brushes, palettes, and gradients for extra GIMPy artistic enjoyment.
gimp-gap - GAP is a collection of plug-ins to extend the GIMP with capabilities to edit and create animations and movies as sequences of single frames.
gimp-gnomevfs - This package includes a plugin for GIMP which will open URIs (e.g. ftp:, http:, smb:, and sftp:) using protocol handlers from GNOME-VFS.
gimp-ufraw - A plug-in to import RAW images.
gimp-plugin-registry - A collection of GIMP plugins.
f-spot - A personal photo management application.
scribus - A open source desktop page layout program.
fontforge - Font Editor for PS, TrueType and OpenType fonts.
gnome-raw-thumbnailer - a thumbnailer for GNOME that will make thumbnails for camera RAW files.
xsane - GTK+-based X11 frontend for SANE. (Scanner Access Now Easy)
wacom-tools - Software for you Wacom drawing pad.
hugin - An easy to use cross-platform GUI for Panorama Tools.
synfigstudio - A vector 2D based animation package (GUI)
agave - Colorscheme generator.
enblend - A tool for compositing images.
yafray - A modern, xml-speaking raytracing-based rendering system
nautilus-image-converter - nautilus extension to mass resize images

can anyone else smell the cut-and-paste from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/PackageList....? ;-)

Bölvağur
March 17th, 2009, 03:11 PM
about a program that captures your screen: check Add/remove and look for something like: grab desktop recorder... there are few programs like that but imo only one that shines (probably the one with the highest download rate).

I cinerella was cool, I have never been able to spell it correctly... and now it is called something else.... -.-
it is powerful but strange and complex gui