Linux Downfall Parody
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Uploaded on Nov 3, 2010
Der Fuhrer tries to replace Windows with Linux, but encounters difficulties! I'm sure every Linux user has encountered these problems themselves, at one point or another. (For what it's worth, I personally did get my printer to work - but not before getting VERY frustrated.)
This video is a parody of both Linux and movie "The Downfall" starring Bruno Ganz. The movie is EXCELLENT, and I HIGHLY recommend that you watch it. It is chilling and yet made in a manner respectful of the extremely sensitive nature of the topic.
This parody is made under Title 17, U.S.C., Section 107. This is intended to fall under FAIR USE for parody purposes. I am in no way benefiting from the publishing of this video. Hey, if I was, I would post a link to my Linux advice web site! Besides, do you know how hard it was to write jokes that matched up with the audio? Labor of love - clearly not for profit.
Enjoy the rage - *har har*
A little historical context: Before Microsoft went all-in with a publicity campaign, Windows was WIDELY perceived as being a necessary evil. It was difficult to use, frustrating when it wasn't working, slow when it WAS working, challenging to configure, full of security weaknesses that allowed viruses to damage computers, and constantly changing so that software that worked on a previous version ceased to function using a newer version - not to mention EXPENSIVE. Unfortunately, Windows was the ONLY option available to the vast majority of computer users. Many software creators decided to collaborate and make a FREE operating system, with the hopes of improving upon Windows and maybe even replacing it.
Linux - an operating system for computers, that is available for free
Windows - an operating system for computers, that must be purchased.
Fedora - one of the many varieties of Linux. Free. Based on Red-Hat linux, which is a commercial product.
Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo, CentOS - other free varieties of Linux.
distribution - installation files for Linux.
quad-core / six-core - a reference to the processing power of the computer. Most computers have two cores, so six-core machines are considered high-end (as of November 2010.)
driver - the software that tells the computer how to talk to a printer. Each printer model works best when using its own specific driver, although there is such a thing as a generic printer driver (namely, PCL.)
CUPS - an acronym for Common Unix Printing System.
auto-detect - a concept, meaning that the computer should automatically detect any printers connected to it (either USB or on a network) and then automatically learn to talk to it, without user intervention.
ROOT access - Linux prevents mistakes by only allowing a user to re-configure the computer if they are logged in using a special user name called "ROOT".
sarsaparilla - a primary flavoring ingredient of root beer, along with sassafras. Pronounced "sas-par-il-la."
sudoku - a simple game, available in a computerized version.
OpenOffice - free software for common office tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. Intended to compete with Microsoft Office, a similar product.
emoticons - ideograms intended to convey emotion. Emoticons are written with common typewriter characters. For example, a smiley face :)
SETI - acronym for Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. A global effort looking for intelligent life on other planets, by studying radio waves in space.
SETI@HOME - a part of SETI that allows home users to contribute by processing radio signals on their home computers.
BOINC - acronym for Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing. BOINC is software that lets you connect to super-computer projects like SETI@HOME, LHC@HOME and Rosetta (protein folding computation.)
VegaStrike - a free space flight simulator.
plug-and-play - see "auto-detect."
the Linux penguin - Linux has a mascot. That mascot is a penguin. Why a penguin? Because, like Linux, penguins are coooooool. My two cents worth.
DOS - the predecessor to Windows, from like 1985. Also made by Microsoft.
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