William M. Briggs

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Poll: Who’s more ardent? An Obama supporter or a Mac fanboy?

That question popped into my mind as I watched this video, sent in by loyal reader Jade.

Or is there a third option?

Unbuntu? i’m going to learn, Unbuntu?

Addendum Just to show how fair & balanced I am: in this house I have one dedicated Linux box, one Linux laptop, one duel-boot Linux/Vista, one dedicated Vista box, two Mac book pros. No Obama buttons.

6 Comments

  1. Ubunto, is that like GNU?
    that was a quality piece of advertising. I liked the error message bit.

  2. Are your MBPs dual-boot, or just dedicated OS X? I’ve been thinking of putting Ubuntu on my MBP, but haven’t gotten around to trying it.

  3. Briggs

    November 11, 2008 at 5:08 am

    Joy,

    Ubuntu is a version of Linux. It’s free and open source like all Linux distros. I’d say it’s the most popular now. It’s based on Debian, which has a bigger installed base.

    Ari,

    Nope. Just OSX.

  4. What a funny video!! Nice catch!

  5. “…duel-boot Linux/Vista…”

    You have problems with this configuration??

  6. Briggs

    November 17, 2008 at 5:08 am

    KuhnKat,

    I run on a Dell Latitude E4200 and have had no difficulties whatsoever. I used the Ubuntu install.exe to install right from Vista with no CD etc. Worked flawlessly.

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