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Old 02-05-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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what fictional or real technology in TV or in movies would be great running linux or unix


hello

I like the fact that linux/unix is being used in real life in smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, supercompeers, some desktops/servers and etc...

Just for fun, If there is a fictional technology or real you've seen in TV and movies, what would you like to see running linux/unix on it?

I like wargames and it is one of my favorite hacking theme movies. I would love to see the IMSAI 8080 computer he was using to be running linux as well as the WOPR from Norad.

I also would like to see the Starship enterprise running linux. I could go on and on, but I leave the rest to you.

It doesn't matter if linux or unix wasn't around as this is just for fun and wishful thinking.

cheerios

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Old 02-06-2014, 08:13 AM   #2
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Well, Unix or some variant has been around since the Sixties at least. The Unix interface has been cloned many times over.

I'd settle for some Tux product placement. How many times have we seen people using an Apple computer in tv shows or movies? Most of the characters depicted using Apple products represent people who would never use Apple in normal life. (cops, teenagers, waitrons, nurses, doctors)
 
Old 02-06-2014, 09:26 AM   #3
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The Borg use Slackware.
 
Old 02-06-2014, 10:37 AM   #4
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The Borg use Slackware.
Yes, we do. Ubuntu users will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
 
Old 02-06-2014, 03:28 PM   #5
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Thanks repliers

it's kind of a dumb post but I did it on a whim for fun. I got the idea from the linux action show where Chris announces a product that is using linux. And as a twist, to include fictional technology that would be cool if it were using linux/unix like HAL from 2001 Space Odyssey.



cheerios

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Old 02-06-2014, 03:39 PM   #6
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Yes, we do. Ubuntu users will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
Their closest but like microcoughed-winblow$ plus ma¢ users I don't think they'll all catchup to warp speeds and be so lucky. I guess if you look at it from the Borg's perspective bondage is freedom tho I don't see the relation. I would say the others are Borg and Linux is true freedom.

I'm sad to say seems most of GNU\Linuces (outside of the enterprise) advertisement ends with us but we are growing...

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Old 02-06-2014, 05:29 PM   #7
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Resistance is futile.
but funny to watch.
 
Old 02-06-2014, 06:08 PM   #8
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Product placement costs money; I'm thinking that the FOSS community doesn't have the financial resources or desire that Microsoft or HP have.

But I definitely vote for the Borg/Slackware combination. Two thumbs up, assuming your thumbs haven't been replaced with mechanically more efficient devices.
 
Old 02-06-2014, 08:35 PM   #9
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All the ships in Star Wars (especially the one Darth Vader is in). Don't think they could be using any other software to coordinate all that mass of hardware complexity (let alone measure all the fuel temperatures, molecular structures, etc). Chubaca would freak out if there was anything Windows in his cockpit.
 
Old 02-06-2014, 09:04 PM   #10
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I would love a Gibson supercomputer! ;-)
 
Old 02-06-2014, 09:57 PM   #11
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in big bang theory, so all nerd but just in one episode Sheldon talked about linux (ubuntu).
maybe they aren't so nerd

I would have had linux in x-files, my favourite serie
 
Old 02-07-2014, 01:42 PM   #12
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Starship Enterprise: Mac OS X. definitely. the original series would be running standard unix of course, with the "original" X-windows, alpha version ;-)

Dr. Who would be running some Linux or other.
since he's jumping back'n'forth in time and appearance, he'd be a distro-hopper, too, i guess.

actually i saw some very linux-ish terminal windows in Torchwood recently.

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Old 02-07-2014, 01:53 PM   #13
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Is that why you hide your distro tag? As if I'm (
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Linux debian 3.12-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.12.9-1 (2014-02-01) x86_64 GNU/Linux
) one to speak... Licon_unknown.gifL
 
Old 02-07-2014, 01:56 PM   #14
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The Borg use Slackware.
Not the Vogons?
 
Old 02-07-2014, 03:09 PM   #15
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...yeah and what would zaphod beeblebrox use? ubuntu wouldn't be "hip" enough i guess. cyanogenmod maybe.
 
  


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