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shimmyt 09-07-2003 05:22 PM

IBM Linux / Open Source Commercial
Anyone else catch the IBM / Linux commercial today during football on I think it was FOX... (damned NFL Sunday Ticket I can't tell the difference between CBS and Fox anymore). But it's basically a little boy sitting in an all white room with one person after another telling them whatever they know. For example a pilot telling him how to fly, a plumber telling him it's all about the tools, a computer guy telling him it's all about the user, and my personal favorite Muhammad Ali telling the little boy he's gotta voice his opinion and never step down. Well to make a long story short the little boy is Linux and about how it's all about learning everything and making everything available to everyone. Just wanna know if anyone else saw it, and if so what did you think. GO LIONS!

Oh btw here is the link to the tv spot:

It's kind of cool it even has a link for mplayer for linux :)

trickykid 09-07-2003 05:25 PM

Moved: More suitable in the General forum for general discussions.

Coolrunr 09-07-2003 05:37 PM

IBM Linux Commercial
A lengthy commercial (at least a minute) by IBM which boiled down to saying open source enhances everyone/everything through knowledge sharing.
Watch it here.
Can you imagine the cost of that commercial, in the middle of an NFL game and the U.S. Open Championship Game?
Rock on IBM. :thumb:

acid_kewpie 09-07-2003 05:51 PM

well hate to say it but as an advert that really sucks... not a patch on the UBA or Business Binoculars... Nice to see them publically championing it so much though, but that goes without saying....

trickykid 09-07-2003 06:00 PM

Moved: More suitable in the General forum for general type discussions and non-Linux questions. And someone already created a thread regarding this commercial. Regards.

Coolrunr 09-07-2003 06:21 PM

I guess the forum description doesn't make sense to me, but owell. Didn't think to here first.

Whitehat 09-07-2003 07:06 PM

Kinda neat. Kinda creepy. It seems that they are just annoying the crap out of this kid and it just seems wrong :)

It seems too..........I don't know............just too...hmm

Coolrunr 09-07-2003 08:01 PM

I think it's like counter-propagation to SCO's crap. Difference is that IBM can spend the money and advertise on it's own while SCO has to rely on the press. No press coverage, no big SCO problem, but too late now.

bkeating 09-08-2003 02:10 AM

I can't get mplayer to work (or anything video related) so i read the dialog on there site, sounds like a awesome commercial :) glad to IBM to involved. <3 respect IBM ;) big up

scott_R 09-10-2003 12:31 AM

I actually like the commercial. It has that kind of "AI" feel to it. On the other hand, the "business" stuff was a downer. Stilll, other than that, the general idea made me fell good.

blackphire05 09-24-2003 03:45 PM

new ibm linux commercial. . .
has anyone else seen it? what did you think?
as for me. . .it almost made me cry w/tears of wonderful wonderful joy :p . . . .

trickykid 09-24-2003 04:28 PM

Moved to General, where its more suitable. And also, we already had a thread created regarding this topic.

blackphire05 09-24-2003 04:33 PM

err thought i was in the wrong forum. . .hmm mind deleting this thread for me?:)

djbanaan 09-24-2003 04:38 PM

It makes me feel all warm inside :)
I could almost feel a tear pressing against the back of my eye...

keex 09-24-2003 06:21 PM

wow, I've got goose bumps all over my body...
after a "wget && mplayer prodigy90_med.mpg"

.... it's like listening to BACH played on organs in a huge openspace church. - incredible

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