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insanelich:

AdmiralMemo:
I missed Wes doing this on Desert Bus, so thanks for this! :-)

Wes's Desert Bus version was better, still.

Did they record it? By the way, where ARE all the Desert Bus recordings they made?

I'm going to forward this to every nerd I know.

zombie711:
windows never crashed on me before, unlike apple computers

You obviously never used Windows ME...

Every OS is saaaaacreeeed
Every OS is gooooood.
Every OS is waaaaanteeed.
In your neighborhoood.

There is truth in music. Especially this song.

Are their programmers retarded or something?

Was the slight lack of lip-sync at the end of the song intentional? If so, bravo! Awesome demonstration. :-)

AdmiralMemo:

insanelich:

AdmiralMemo:
I missed Wes doing this on Desert Bus, so thanks for this! :-)

Wes's Desert Bus version was better, still.

Did they record it? By the way, where ARE all the Desert Bus recordings they made?

With profuse apologies ahead of time, we absolutely do not promise that any of the stuff we recorded will make it to the internet. We'd love for it to, but last year we recorded EVERYTHING and very little of it was ever posted, simply because no one had the time to make it happen. In a perfect world, we'd have oodles of time for things like this. Alas, this is not a perfect world. (I'm not actually sure whether or not we did record Wes' performance in any case.)

Now for some good news: Qwerty0 from the LRR forums has put together a list of Desert Bus 4 recordings made and posted by various viewers. There are a number of excellent links to be found here: http://snurps.blogspot.com/p/desert-bus-4-video-captures.html

Double A:
There is truth in music. Especially this song.

Are their programmers retarded or something?

Programming is pretty damn hard, especially something as complicated as an operating system.

I found this song hilarious but I disagree with what a lot of people are saying about how bad they are (with a noted exception for WinME which was just horrible), I think a lot of problems are PEBKAC, PICNIC or ID-10T. For all the years I used xp it almost never crashed, almost no BSOD, etc. Linux I never recall crashing as long as I've used it. Windows 7 so far has only given me BSOD a couple times from a bad driver (which I turned off driver checking to use so that's by no means the OS's fault). Mac OS I can't really comment on since the only interaction I've had with it since those macs that were just colored monitors with the circle mice is getting frustrated trying to use my brother's macbook pro because I don't know how to do anything in OS X. I don't run active protection virus software and still almost never get viruses. I think a lot of it is just that computers are complicated and people don't take the time to try to figure things out so they never learn and therefore don't understand when things go wrong, etc. When my family got our first PC I knew nothing about them nor did anyone in my family so I ended up spending hours reading articles and forum posts trying to resolve problems and figure things out and learned quite a lot from it. Most people I know who I help out with problems don't seem to want to learn, they just want someone to tell them what to do or fix it for them. I'm not saying people are stupid I'm just saying they don't put any effort in to understand their computer, how it works and how to keep it running smoothly.

Tally LRR:

AdmiralMemo:

insanelich:
Wes's Desert Bus version was better, still.

Did they record it? By the way, where ARE all the Desert Bus recordings they made?

With profuse apologies ahead of time, we absolutely do not promise that any of the stuff we recorded will make it to the internet. We'd love for it to, but last year we recorded EVERYTHING and very little of it was ever posted, simply because no one had the time to make it happen. In a perfect world, we'd have oodles of time for things like this. Alas, this is not a perfect world. (I'm not actually sure whether or not we did record Wes' performance in any case.)

Now for some good news: Qwerty0 from the LRR forums has put together a list of Desert Bus 4 recordings made and posted by various viewers. There are a number of excellent links to be found here: http://snurps.blogspot.com/p/desert-bus-4-video-captures.html

Well, you're awesome about being up-front and honest about all this. And you're awesome for having a link to what is already available. We know you guys are busy keeping us entertained. Keep up the good work, and just let us know if the stuff ever makes it online. :-)

Heck, if I had the money and ability to take that much time off of work, I'd fly up to you guys just to help out. :-)

DawnSR:
is it just me or is the sync a bit off?

I think he's miming.

I get that its comedy so I won't be obnoxious and disagree with the song.

Good (true) song, and a good signer.

theriddlen:
Linux... unluckily you are completely right, there isn't even a good music player like iTunes. There are no spreadsheets from Excel, there are no iMovie movies, and worst, there are no games. Thats why this system is used on almost all servers - core functions stable as hell, but nothing besides.

WHAT!? Completely WRONG!

1. Amarok (my fav), or Rhythmbox
2. OpenOffice.org, or IBM Lotus Symphony
3. Cinelerra, Kino
4. OpenGL games such as Glest, Jedi Academy, Quake III, all work fine. I've played many modern "Windows only" games on Linux. That is not including the "Linux" games.

If your going to judge Linux based on those, don't judge "Linux", judge Ubuntu.

Tenmar:

Azaraxzealot:
Linux - as the video said "for elitist nerds" XD if you know how to run it, you may have no life

The thing about linux is that it isn't really meant for consumers but purely business running servers that only do one thing.

So wrong... Linux was never meant for servers (aside from being based on a server OS). Linux was meant to be a free Unix OS for geeks to tinker with. Apple Mac OS X is the REAL Unix.

Google OS is Android based, which is "Linux" in disguise. So the Linux girl was bashing her alter ego.

Tenmar:
[Personally I've had some use with linux and honestly I don't see myself as a consumer using that OS at all, but if I was running a business I would be using Windows with heavy linux support.

Why would you want to run Windows with Linux support, that doesn't make sense? You either run a Windows based business, or a Linux based business. You don't mix the two...

There is a reason why Microsoft does not sell its "*Nix" (Xenix Unix).

As far as I can tell, this song was made quite a few years ago. It might be a good idea to let this fact seep into your mind. Both Windows and Linux has come a long way since. Ten years ago, Ubuntu didn't even exist. God knows it was hard to set up and run a machine running Linux, hardware just wasn't supported well enough and you had to fumble with the command line a lot. Today, I'm pretty sure my mother could install and use Ubuntu just as easily as she would install and use Windows XP (in fact she is using it). Windows 7 is also impressive and feels very good, responsive and intuitive. It also runs all my games... ;-)

It's a funny song and the whole girlfriend theme of it gives it another perspective.

It is also interesting to note that most people who have love for Home Computers also love Linux for the sheer ease of tinkering.

Finnra:
As far as I can tell, this song was made quite a few years ago. It might be a good idea to let this fact seep into your mind. Both Windows and Linux has come a long way since.

So has Mac OS, for that matter.

The point of the song still stands though, since they all still have problems.

Graham_LRR:

Finnra:
As far as I can tell, this song was made quite a few years ago. It might be a good idea to let this fact seep into your mind. Both Windows and Linux has come a long way since.

So has Mac OS, for that matter.

The point of the song still stands though, since they all still have problems.

And my phone does take a very long time to boot now.

Uggh, S60.

Cats and dogs, living together! Mass hysteria!


I couldn't find a better way to put this.

EPIC! Hope Escapist has good hosting, this is going to be linked and viewed a lot.

So, Linux is a tsundere? Or is that a yandere?

I dont know if true, but funny it is :)

ace :D

THREE DEAD TROLLS IN A BAGGIE ^.^

You don't expect a car to be as easy and trouble-free as a toaster, so why do you expect this from a computer, which is even more complex? Many computer problems would be solved by requiring users to be licensed.

Monster_user:

theriddlen:
Linux... unluckily you are completely right, there isn't even a good music player like iTunes. There are no spreadsheets from Excel, there are no iMovie movies, and worst, there are no games. Thats why this system is used on almost all servers - core functions stable as hell, but nothing besides.

WHAT!? Completely WRONG!

1. Amarok (my fav), or Rhythmbox
2. OpenOffice.org, or IBM Lotus Symphony
3. Cinelerra, Kino
4. OpenGL games such as Glest, Jedi Academy, Quake III, all work fine. I've played many modern "Windows only" games on Linux. That is not including the "Linux" games.

If your going to judge Linux based on those, don't judge "Linux", judge Ubuntu.

I tried to work on 10.4 Ubuntu, and thats the system i'm talking about.
1. I tried out those two players - neither was even close to iTunes or Zune. Bad interface, not as intuitive and enjoyable as these. I even tried to use wine to run iTunes, but it did not work right. Also, somehow sound from MBP speakers sounder worse on linux than on osx (i recorded it and compared to check - linux's lines were flatter)
2. Same here, i tried out both - they're acceptable. Not as good as MS Office, better than iWork.
3. Every system has proper support for movies - Linux included.
4. Some old titles that i won't ever buy. And i emulated games work worse. I want my Crysis on high settings.

Also, to get this system fully working i had to ask on forums. OSX and Windows do not required me to do so.

Completely epic. I loved this song. My favorite bit was the part about Linux.

The sad thing is, even with his hat, people are still going to take this seriously.

ubuntu ftw?

well done

Haha, that is great! I'm not even a computer nerd and I know it's true :D

Tally LRR:

AdmiralMemo:

insanelich:
Wes's Desert Bus version was better, still.

Did they record it? By the way, where ARE all the Desert Bus recordings they made?

With profuse apologies ahead of time, we absolutely do not promise that any of the stuff we recorded will make it to the internet. We'd love for it to, but last year we recorded EVERYTHING and very little of it was ever posted, simply because no one had the time to make it happen. In a perfect world, we'd have oodles of time for things like this. Alas, this is not a perfect world. (I'm not actually sure whether or not we did record Wes' performance in any case.)

Now for some good news: Qwerty0 from the LRR forums has put together a list of Desert Bus 4 recordings made and posted by various viewers. There are a number of excellent links to be found here: http://snurps.blogspot.com/p/desert-bus-4-video-captures.html

Crazy idea: what if you burned a DVD with some video on it and mailed it to an active community member? Or are they not cut into individual clips yet? Even then I'm sure you could take a particularly eventful 4 hour block and let them chop it up and post.

I saw what Graham did with the viral video on Leno, having someone in the community record it and provide it to him. People were all over that one.

I know you guys are crazy busy shipping and wrapping it up in other was which is why I understand not being able to deal with this. And why I think you might as well let someone else help you with it.

(P.S. Thanks for recommending my links compendium! Glad you liked them.)

every os sucks.
the proof is that mine crashed 2 minutes after watching this video ._.

You forgot Workbench 3.1 Flawless system.

I'm probably 1 of the 5 Americans to have known this song by heart from when it originally came out. <3 Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie.

theriddlen:
Also, to get this system fully working i had to ask on forums. OSX and Windows do not required me to do so.

And learning something new is bad, how?

Linux requires you to learn and understand the system you're using. If you prefer not to use that organ behind your eyes, and rather pay someone else to handle the technical details (Microsoft, Apple, etc); then you should go with other OSs that better meets your needs.

Linux's initial learning curve is high because its different. Users can't just dive right in without thinking. But its rewarding in the long term...I don't spend a dime on software any more. Nor do I pirate software. I know how to lock down a system. Set up an entire computing infrastructure for a business. Kiosks for a local library. Modify it to meet my needs. Build servers and firewalls to protect a network for a non-profit organization who can't afford an expensive commercial class firewall/gateway, etc...Essentially use it in ways that helps others. My system up-times are counted in the months to years category. (And it doesn't hurt that I can make a little money on the side as well!)

OSX/Windows's learning curve is low, but you pay for it in other ways.

For example:

* Windows is limited by the licensing conditions dictated by Microsoft. Educational use is different to MSDN use. Which itself is different to TechNet use...Which is different to OEM and Retail uses. And there are more conditions if you want to use the supercomputing variant, etc.

* OSX is similar in that you're not supposed to run it on a system that wasn't made by Apple.

* The only condition (oversimplified) for Linux is that if you plan to modify the code, you must share what you've changed. There's no "Genuine Advantage" to enforce how many copies I can use or licensing conditions based on the user's purpose. I don't have to worry about making sure my copy of the OS installed on my system is legit or pirated. I can install it as many as I want, where ever I want.

* Windows and OSX...Their respective companies are responsible for how the system turns out. Linux? The user is responsible. Whether you want this control of responsibility is up to you. But you have to accept that if Microsoft or Apple implements a change you don't like; you're stuck with it. Like it or lump it.

* Windows/OSX users don't learn about preventing infections or system compromise. As a result, they are susceptible to FUD from AV companies (which sell them ineffective cures) and social engineering from malware writers...In Linux, people understand and learn what causes a security issue. They then can apply proper fixes to the affected application or apply prevention methods until a fix arrives. (User knowledge and experience is key to security in computing...And the majority of the world's computing users don't score high in that category.)

* Microsoft and Apple can choose not to fix a security issue for whatever reason. The clearest examples I know was with Windows 2000 (before support period expired) and XP (still supported until 2014). MS's own security bulletins openly admit that they won't or can't fix a problem because it will require a major re-write to the affected component. Effectively, you're on your own. They suggest to use a firewall to block the affected ports of infection. Wow! Way to look after your paying customers there Microsoft!

Like life, operating systems aren't a free lunch. There are some pretty glaring Pros/Cons to each. Many of them aren't even noticed by people.

Great stuff, folks. For a minute I thought you were only going to bag on Mac, but then I was pleasantly surprised.

Also, Kathleen's just about the purdiest incarnation of the Macintosh OS I've e'er seen. I think I have a creepy, schoolboyish crush on her, and her cool hairdo.

Folio:
Those references are great! Comparing operation systems with dates. A bit like the Mac & PC commercials.

What if you did the same with gaming consoles?

you would have 3 supermodel triplets: a blond, a brunette, and a ginger each talking smack about the other one,
they are all pretty but have their own issues and are high maitenence
the blond (wii) is made fun of because she is not as smart as the other two
the brunette (360) shopaholic for ways to accessorize herself
the ginger (ps3) self-conscious (like 360) and you have to constantly coddle and flatter
in the end the guy back to his best friend and classmate pc/ds/iphone, who isnt super-attractive but is great to have around for work or fun.
they then are working together on a major assignment and she crashes

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