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usacomputertec
May 25th, 2007, 09:40 PM
This Sunday at the Indy 500 Tux will take a ride on the 77 car that the Linux community has funded to be in the race. You can go to www.tux500.com (http://www.tux500.com) to check out all the action.

Daveski
May 25th, 2007, 11:27 PM
Only 17 hours left to donate.

ryanVickers
May 25th, 2007, 11:28 PM
How can you have 0 beans, isn't that impossible? I mean, with just this, you would have at least 1!

maniacmusician
May 25th, 2007, 11:31 PM
How can you have 0 beans, isn't that impossible? I mean, with just this, you would have at least 1!
posts in the cafe don't count.

DR_K13
May 25th, 2007, 11:39 PM
During time trials, ABC/ESPN did a lot of zooming in on the TUX logo when the car was in the pits.

MKR.
May 27th, 2007, 06:56 PM
That was kind of a lame end; at least the driver seemed to walk away unharmed.

brim4brim
May 28th, 2007, 12:32 AM
In other news, Ms recently announced that the Tux car infringes on 2,000,000,000,000 of its patents but refuses to name them. Ms demand that the user (aka the driver) pays for the use of these patents with his soul.

Sonix3D
May 29th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Lol, it was the first car to crash.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/29/linux-car-first-to-crash-at-indianapolis-500/

meng
May 29th, 2007, 08:35 PM
That's the risk you take with that sort of sponsoring!

Lucifiel
May 29th, 2007, 08:39 PM
Ah well, the ad campaign was worth a shot?

DoctorMO
May 29th, 2007, 08:55 PM
It would have been better to sponsor some TV adverts for the UK.

tehbeermang
May 29th, 2007, 09:25 PM
Eighteen grand would have bought up a good size ad in a major newspaper.

DJ Wings
May 29th, 2007, 09:30 PM
Why can't we patch this sort of thing from happening in the future? It was a closed-source driver... Oh CRUD OH NOOOOOO GOD HELP MEEEEEE MAKE IT STOPPPPPPPP!!!!!!

ghandi69_
May 29th, 2007, 09:31 PM
Lol, it was the first car to crash.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/29/linux-car-first-to-crash-at-indianapolis-500/

Perhaps it was a driver problem?

DJ Wings
May 29th, 2007, 09:54 PM
^ Not original. You fail.

lepz
May 29th, 2007, 10:01 PM
ooops :oops:

ssam
May 29th, 2007, 10:15 PM
Eighteen grand would have bought up a good size ad in a major newspaper.

or quite a few programmer hours.

insane_alien
May 29th, 2007, 10:46 PM
well, at 2 doughnuts an hour our devs are pretty cheap by most standards

usacomputertec
June 12th, 2007, 12:57 AM
I didn't mind watching. We got more than $18,000 worth of advertising and I'm sure we hurt Microsoft more than $18,000.00 You know in the past month I have converted 75% of my customers to Linux! :KS I just wish I could get some reimbursement for my work and hours promoting this stuff but oh well. lol Since I cant have any beans I will have 5 stars ok? :KS:KS:KS:KS:KS: or more.

kamaboko
June 12th, 2007, 01:03 AM
How can you have 0 beans, isn't that impossible? I mean, with just this, you would have at least 1!

His account is fortified with beano :)

forrestcupp
June 12th, 2007, 02:49 AM
Lol, it was the first car to crash.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/29/linux-car-first-to-crash-at-indianapolis-500/

So everyone says that we didn't get the publicity we expected. The ironic thing is that everyone is saying that. I think the first car to crash probably gets the most publicity. Much better than if it were the second or third car to crash.

Frak
August 15th, 2007, 03:40 AM
Lol, it was the first car to crash.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/29/linux-car-first-to-crash-at-indianapolis-500/
$30 says it was a driver issue. :lolflag:
But it was publicity nonetheless.