Buntu Family Theater

Linux Journal's own Shawn Powers tells the story of Ubuntu and his family of distributions as they search for their identities.

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Why you will soon have your own show

cmnorton's picture

Now I know why wacky JustinRyan and others promote your videos and want to be in Tahiti with Puddin' Pops. Good going.

What about the Buntu generations

Fred Simon's picture

Seeing the title I was expecting a zoo defile of:
Breezy Badger
Dapper Drake
Edgy Eft
Feisty Fawn
Gusty Gibon
Hardy Heron

That's a a lot more painful video to make :)

Waaaaay tooo much!

barryp's picture

Someone has waaaaay tooo much time on their hands. I really loved Carlie's clip - not only does it cut your hair, it appears to reallocate the spare hair to your chest. Gotta get one of those!

P.

Paul Barry

Buntu Barber?

Anonymous's picture

I withhold *nix "Yeah!" till Shawn Powers can at least better Bill Gates' $6 haircut.

;-)

Flowbee

Carlie Fairchild's picture

I say we all pitch in a buck and buy Shawn a Flowbee. Sorry, Shawn but the readers speak...

;)

Carlie Fairchild is the publisher of Linux Journal.

You laugh...

Shawn Powers's picture

You laugh, Ms. Fairchild -- but I've bid on a Flowbee in the past on eBay. :) I've wanted one since I saw the "Suck and Cut" on Wayne's World!

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

But I do...

Shawn Powers's picture

I guess depends on your version of "better" -- since I haven't paid for a haircut for the better part of a decade, I think mine is better. heehhe

(And if it wouldn't freak my wife out too much, I'd probably shave my head bald, for simplicity's sake!)

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

Tales of the Blode

Galactic-ac's picture

Shawn, your voice-overs remind me eerily of the Tales of the Blode http://www.rathergood.com

I Like the Moon!!!!

Shawn Powers's picture

Man I love that video they do with the Sponge Monkeys. (I even blogged about it, which may be a bit obsessive!)

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

I too like the moon.

Galactic-ac's picture

I too like the moon. But I like Iggy Pop and the Ocelot Shop better. Aren't you in Holly, MI, or someplace near there? Close to Iggy's home territory.

Ubuntu family

Anonymous's picture

I have been following your clips for about a year now. I am a great fan. Nice job on the "buntu" family comparo.

Thanks!

Shawn Powers's picture

My wife's response to the video was rolling her eyes, but I think deep down she liked it too. :)

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

Two Things

daengbo's picture

First, you're friggin' insane (but I don't mean no disrespect...).

Secondly, and more importantly, I thought Ubuntu 8.04 put WAY too much emphasis on releasing on time and not enough on fixing what should have been critical bugs. I'm not sure if the six-month release cycle is wearing them down or not, but something's going on over there in the castle, and it smells like bad poultry.

Still, things are better than they used to be, eh?

Proud Linux user since 1997

Agree, and Agree

Shawn Powers's picture

Things in the Linux world are indeed nicer than they used to be. Most stuff does "just work" now. I really like things to work.

One of the disappointments I had with the 8.04 release was Firefox 3. I just don't think it was (or quite is) ready. It might be flash that is the culprit, but FF3 in Hardy Heron crashes for me all the time. Like, 5-10 times a day.

Oh, and as to my sanity, well, you may have a point. :D

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

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