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phrostbyte
April 20th, 2010, 03:34 AM
Post your favourite Linux commercials here.

For a professional commercial, I would say this one by IBM:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7ozaFbqg00

For grassroots commercial, I like this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWEIQIv8zvY

standingwave
April 20th, 2010, 05:37 AM
This old one by Novell:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LAXg_UmzTY

Linux: I keep up with the latest trends.
Mac: I wish I had a jacket like that.
Linux: It'll probably work on you.
PC: Iíll probably wear this for another six or seven years.

toupeiro
April 20th, 2010, 08:10 AM
I'm still a fan of Truth Happens (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_VFKqw1q2Q)

Dayofswords
April 20th, 2010, 08:15 AM
For a professional commercial, I would say this one by IBM:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7ozaFbqg00


this:P

asddf
April 20th, 2010, 09:31 AM
I got to say, I absolutely hate them especially ones that are all "freedom" and that rubbish, no one cares, there confusing and no one who doesn't already use Linux would even have any idea after watching these commercials what Linux is.

standingwave
April 20th, 2010, 07:45 PM
I got to say, I absolutely hate them especially ones that are all "freedom" and that rubbish, no one cares, there confusing and no one who doesn't already use Linux would even have any idea after watching these commercials what Linux is.I agree. The concept of FOSS is certainly important but I have never seen it as the initial motivating factor in getting people to try Linux. At least not at first. Along similar lines, I saw a commercial making the point that Linux is good for the environment because it can breathe new life into an old machine. While that is also certainly true, I tend to believe that you can more leverage by appealing to one's self interest by making the point that one can save $$$ by putting off that next hardware upgrade. All that other stuff can come later.

gemmakaru
April 20th, 2010, 10:03 PM
Post your favourite Linux commercials here.

For a professional commercial, I would say this one by IBM:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7ozaFbqg00


Ohh when they say the word Linux, I got goosebumps, awesome.

marshmallow1304
April 20th, 2010, 10:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xceiMJSunIg


The IBM one is my second favorite.

VCoolio
April 20th, 2010, 10:29 PM
I agree. The concept of FOSS is certainly important but I have never seen it as the initial motivating factor in getting people to try Linux. At least not at first. ...

For me this IS a reason at least not to use microsoft or apple stuff. Maybe from a 'missionary' perspective it shouldn't be the first thing to bring up, but then, what is? Nautilus and gedit on the compiz cube? Plasma widgets in kde? A tiling wm most people won't digg? A terminal with source code in vim? For me linux is about choice and freedom (too much choice, actually, I still find apps better suited for what I'm doing :P ). Anyway, thanks for the links. I like the "I'm a mac, I'm a pc" ones. Did you see the southpark parodies on that?

standingwave
April 21st, 2010, 12:24 AM
For me this IS a reason at least not to use microsoft or apple stuff. Maybe from a 'missionary' perspective it shouldn't be the first thing to bring up, but then, what is?It is for me as well but appreciation for arcane free concepts came later. Perhaps stressing the free beer aspect at the expense of the attendant FOSS concepts misses the mark as well since people are conditioned to view anything free with a skeptical eye: 'how can it be any good if it's free?'


I like the "I'm a mac, I'm a pc" ones. Did you see the southpark parodies on that?Oh yeah, they were well done. I also liked this series (work, money, music, etc.):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZtbshemzq8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg1-ywndVNc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrpS9m2VF1c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UNSfm4Of80

JamezQ
April 21st, 2010, 12:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bVDQ4rVrM4

My favorite.

Sporkman
April 21st, 2010, 01:33 AM
Why aren't these ads being blocked?? I though adblock is the first thing you guys..?

oldsoundguy
April 21st, 2010, 01:42 AM
Slightly OT .. but worth a mention.

The series "Criminal Minds" on US television occasionally will slap you in the face with SPOKEN references to their LINUX BASED computer system(s) as well as showing the multi screened displays and just how fast it is!! (poetic license taken, of course!)

(and they really ARE running Linux!)

swoll1980
April 21st, 2010, 01:59 AM
Slightly OT .. but worth a mention.

The series "Criminal Minds" on US television occasionally will slap you in the face with SPOKEN references to their LINUX BASED computer system(s) as well as showing the multi screened displays and just how fast it is!! (poetic license taken, of course!)

(and they really ARE running Linux!)

Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DGtq_Y3bsk)

What's with all the crazy sounds it makes?

standingwave
April 21st, 2010, 02:04 AM
The series "Criminal MindsNever watched it but I found this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqtbN_VHXVA

d3v1150m471c
April 21st, 2010, 02:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-22EpQOm8c

lmao

goatgonads
April 21st, 2010, 07:05 AM
"wheres the beef" !!!!

Paddy Landau
April 21st, 2010, 10:41 AM
What's with all the crazy sounds it makes?
Movies always show computers making all sorts of odd noises. I think it fills the gap in the viewers' minds, to stop them from thinking.

mcduck
April 21st, 2010, 11:13 AM
What? Nobody has mentioned the greatest one of them all yet, the classic Linspire promotional Flash animation: http://kevincarmony.com/linspire_videos/RunLinspire.swf

I also found Novell's American Chopper-ripoff Linux ads quite amusing, although I can't just now seem to find them from Novell's media site.

What comes to not-funny but otherwise great ads I think the IBM one from the fist post is great one,a s are Red Hat's "Truth Happens" and the other ones of the same series.

standingwave
April 22nd, 2010, 06:45 AM
I also found Novell's American Chopper-ripoff Linux ads quite amusing, although I can't just now seem to find them from Novell's media site.Found them here:
http://www.snug.net.au/content/view/61/51/

Pikestaff
April 22nd, 2010, 04:25 PM
I always kind of liked this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDOL7_7DB7k

2hot6ft2
April 22nd, 2010, 04:38 PM
I like this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAr3XbqUbjo

Matrix Runs on Windows XP (too funny)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX8yrOAjfKM&NR=1

cprofitt
April 22nd, 2010, 07:16 PM
Here are my top two:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycFPvvr3dvI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x35AIGJaM5M

phrostbyte
April 23rd, 2010, 07:44 PM
Two more IBM commercials I like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwEWxpOWOok
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BesI6NEPWlM

Another I like from the people at KSplice:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwmfyeHBFlM

standingwave
April 24th, 2010, 07:37 AM
Not a Linux commercial nor even an OS commercial but I do love doubleTwist's Big Brother commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdVzboF2E2Q). It's targeted at the iPhone of course, but it applies to the i-everything IMO.

Rackstar
April 24th, 2010, 06:33 PM
I think those IBM commercials just renewed my love for linux. Thanks for the share! It was great to watch.

I love commercials that gives insight into why it is better, love the way they used the kid as representation of the OS.

Roasted
April 24th, 2010, 07:35 PM
I think those IBM commercials just renewed my love for linux. Thanks for the share! It was great to watch.

I love commercials that gives insight into why it is better, love the way they used the kid as representation of the OS.

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