View Poll Results: Should Ubuntu run a TV advert in the USA during the Superbowl

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  • Yes, great idea.

    42 24.28%
  • No, this is totally stupid.

    82 47.40%
  • Maybe, works for GoDaddy.

    26 15.03%
  • I don't care - the less computer illiterate people that use Linux, the better.

    23 13.29%
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Thread: Should Cannonical/Ubuntu buy a Superbowl TV Ad?

  1. #1
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    Question Should Cannonical/Ubuntu buy a Superbowl TV Ad?

    Well, something to get people to think about Ubuntu? Get the "word" out?

    Thoughts?

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    Re: Should Cannonical/Ubuntu buy a Superbowl TV Ad?

    If more people even knew there was a third option... macs are too expensive and MS is too annoying, someone should tell them.

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    Re: Should Cannonical/Ubuntu buy a Superbowl TV Ad?

    look at the other side... people are trying to learn ms/mac for years now, and finally when theyre starting to get it, you want them to start this all over again?

    i think linux should be more advertised but among students and people who can get they way around computers.. if you force linux advertising, youre no better than ms...
    people should use what suits them best... if you like linux, good for you, but dont force it or youre no better than ms...
    in my opinion linux is jack of all trades, but ms has few advantages (thousands of programmers who develop apps for ms, i.e. cell phone flashing apps or games).. everything else, ms thumb down, linux two thumbs up

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    Re: Should Cannonical/Ubuntu buy a Superbowl TV Ad?

    If you listen carefully, you can hear the sound of Shuttleworth going bankrupt.

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    Re: Should Cannonical/Ubuntu buy a Superbowl TV Ad?

    Personally I don't think Ubuntu is ready to go mainstream.

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    Re: Should Cannonical/Ubuntu buy a Superbowl TV Ad?

    Eh, maybe in a few years. I don't think Ubuntu is quite ready for people that have to go to Geek Squad to install printer drivers and antiviruses yet... Yes there's people like that, unfortunately. Would be a good idea to do sometime in the future though. Would have to be a good ad though.
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    Re: Should Cannonical/Ubuntu buy a Superbowl TV Ad?

    It reminds me of an episode of Futurama where Professor Farnsworth pays to have a commerical aired during the superbowl but "not on the same channel of course"

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    Re: Should Cannonical/Ubuntu buy a Superbowl TV Ad?

    Quote Originally Posted by doorknob60 View Post
    Eh, maybe in a few years. I don't think Ubuntu is quite ready for people that have to go to Geek Squad to install printer drivers and antiviruses yet... Yes there's people like that, unfortunately. Would be a good idea to do sometime in the future though. Would have to be a good ad though.
    I agree, but linux needs more programmers. If we advertised, then at least it would be out there, possibly make a stir in the computer industry, and get people interested again.

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    Re: Should Cannonical/Ubuntu buy a Superbowl TV Ad?

    Quote Originally Posted by HoboElectus View Post
    If you listen carefully, you can hear the sound of Shuttleworth going bankrupt.
    Similar to those dot.com businesses that blew most of their funding on Superbowl ads in the late 90s. We all know what happened to most of them.

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    Re: Should Cannonical/Ubuntu buy a Superbowl TV Ad?

    It might work if they can afford to pay Janet Jackson

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