Ubuntu & the demoscene

category: general [glöplog]
In that regard, Rob is jarig is similar to The Popular Demo, except in a much more rushed timeframe. :)

That's my party you're dissing you god damn motherfuck! ;)
added on the 2006-10-15 19:52:48 by rc55 rc55
I don't think they're necessarilly targeting "Simple people", I think the target market is really "those who want to try something different" - those who see things happen and want to try it. Those that see that not everything has to be given to them on a plate by Microsoft. Those that, if they want to enhance something have the ability to do it, with full access to the materials that created it, rather than an abstracted api that produced such abominations as anything other than "Hello World" in VB.

I would have thought that Linux was the obvious choice for the demoscene, and I'm glad that a lot of demos have been ported over.

Ubuntu is a great distro, it's usable for our parents, but retains all the power and control that the geek wants. It's what Windows should have been. It's what the Mac tries to do. Ubuntu, IMO, is a great blend between the core of Debian and the support of RedHat, and I welcome it.

Now, may the troll calling begin.
added on the 2006-10-16 01:25:34 by dotwaffle dotwaffle
rc55: no offense implied, it's just that the relation between either are a few characteristics that do not justify a comparison by one scale :)
added on the 2006-10-16 13:41:44 by Shifter Shifter
darn und blitz!. Anyone has the email of M. Shuttleworth ?
added on the 2006-10-16 17:07:17 by Navis Navis
wasn't mark @ ubuntu.com ?
added on the 2006-10-16 17:52:38 by mrdoob mrdoob
added on the 2006-10-16 19:23:21 by Hatikvah Hatikvah

Yeah, seems like it.
added on the 2006-10-16 19:47:05 by Shifter Shifter
what kindof megalomaniac picks himself a firstname-email for a distribution used and developed by hundreds of people? doesnt he realize he effectively excludes other people called Mark from being motivated to join the project and be enthusiastic?
added on the 2006-10-17 10:14:26 by Gargaj Gargaj
Do all these developers have ubuntu.com addresses?
added on the 2006-10-17 10:19:07 by Adok Adok
most likely all people at the ubuntu.company ?
added on the 2006-10-17 11:17:38 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
Lots of small companies begin with first name emails. I think the idea is that the feeling might be more personal and friendly, so it's a perk that remains while the company is still small.
added on the 2006-10-18 04:01:31 by bigcheese bigcheese
hehe and tiny ones do the opposite with full name emails to look like bigger :D
added on the 2006-10-18 08:00:16 by Zest Zest
shftr -> Well, I think Mark Shuttleworth's name on the Ubuntu forums is SABDFL, which stands for "Self-Appointed Benevolent Dictator For Life", so... yeah, his ego's fine, thanks for asking.
added on the 2006-10-18 08:36:15 by crusader crusader
Says "Crusader". No ego-enhancing there, of course ;)

I think Canonical employ about 60-70 at the present time, so I imagine another Mark has Mark.LastName@canonical.com/ubuntu.com etc.
added on the 2006-10-18 10:06:07 by dotwaffle dotwaffle
As an aside, in the extremely unlikely circumstance that any of you are at the LinuxExpo this Wednesday, come find me out and I'll introduce you to a couple of people who might be able to persuade you the benefits of this idea ;)
added on the 2006-10-23 12:22:31 by dotwaffle dotwaffle
added on the 2006-12-22 23:24:42 by Zest Zest
I heard there's some work going to usplash for Feisty, maybe they're actually implementing the API we suggested at Sundown 2006 - could have an Ubuntu demo compo yet...
added on the 2006-12-23 03:26:46 by dotwaffle dotwaffle
Linux is for newbs.
added on the 2006-12-23 20:30:19 by dila dila
ubuntu demo compo? in times when an Amiga demo compo can attract next to none entries? Well anything other than the combined demo category is an automatic failure.
added on the 2006-12-23 23:13:37 by FooLman FooLman
When I say "ubuntu demo compo" i really mean the boot loader - something pretty to look at while a computer boots.

I think it's a sweet idea, but it's not really the kind of thing you release at a party, it's more of a release when ready thing.
added on the 2006-12-24 16:52:51 by dotwaffle dotwaffle
To show how MUCH free CPU time there is on boot, and just how much IO wait there is, check this bootchart:

added on the 2006-12-24 20:22:02 by dotwaffle dotwaffle

maybe it will begin bringing about a reconcilation between linux and the demomakers ;)
added on the 2007-01-26 20:41:32 by Zest Zest
I hate linux and linux hates me. Don't count me in.
added on the 2007-01-26 20:47:17 by keops keops
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added on the 2007-01-26 20:59:57 by makc makc
makc: I love Dilbert! :D
added on the 2007-01-26 22:09:28 by xernobyl xernobyl