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Ubuntu Reaching Out To 16,000 Anime Lovers

kdawson posted more than 4 years ago | from the place-holder dept.

Anime 293

shadowmage13 writes "After months of planning, I am happy to announce finally that the Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community Team will be preparing a booth at the upcoming 2010 Anime Boston convention. We need support from the community to secure a booth and print materials, including copies of the Ubunchu! manga. I really believe the Anime fandom is a perfect match for Ubuntu, as they are by nature very much in line with open source and remix culture."

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There is one problem, though (5, Funny)

Enleth (947766) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224252)

Neither Tux, nor any Ubuntu release mascott I know of has tentacles.

OTOH, one of the protagonists in NGE was a penguin, so there's still hope for acceptance...

Re:There is one problem, though (2, Insightful)

tonycheese (921278) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224324)

Well, let me just say that I'm glad the first reaction by the linux side is to boil down the immensely diverse and interesting anime culture here to equal hentai tentacle porn. Yup, great start.

Re:There is one problem, though (1)

wisty (1335733) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224476)

I mulling over the wisdom of marketing Ubuntu, a distro which defaults a maniacally-happy sewage-brown theme, to a bunch of "art lovers".

I think you may have headed off my question.

9.10 is a mess (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30225000)

Hopefully they'll have more luck installing it than I did. I ended up with the flashing text install bug and could never get it to the actual desktop.

Makes it harder to appreciate...

Re:There is one problem, though (3, Insightful)

Enleth (947766) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224492)

Oh, well, I'm glad that most of the anime culture has one thing in common, despite the (impressive, indeed) diversity - a sense of humor. Humor, which is present in all but the most serious and gloomy works, and often expressed in making fun of the work itself

Besides, if you bothered to read the second sentence of my post, you could've even realized that it doesn't belong strictly on the "linux side".

Re:There is one problem, though (1)

tonycheese (921278) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224542)

I'm not really much of an anime fan (as evidenced by my ignorance that NGE stands for Evangelion), although I do watch some, but I guess I was just expecting to see a lot of snotty comments come out of this article (see the "clueless, facebooking, twittering and oh-so-creative metrosexuals" post below).

Re:There is one problem, though (0, Redundant)

Talderas (1212466) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224828)

Neon Genesis Evangelion.....

Re:There is one problem, though (3, Insightful)

L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224510)

Ubuntu has dropped the GIMP to bring the distro into mainstream eyes, and you want to associate it with anime?

The fact that the first comment was about hentai and tentacles just shows you how daft of an idea that is. I'm all for exposing Ubuntu to a wider audience, but association with non-mainstream media is what they're trying to avoid.

Re:There is one problem, though (3, Funny)

suisui (1134031) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224556)

GIMP was dropped so they could make room for Comix and the non-free video codecs. Lucid Lynx will be shipped with the first 20 volumes of One Piece, and a torrent for the Love Hina DVD-rip.

Re:There is one problem, though (2, Insightful)

vadim_t (324782) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224922)

The fact that the first comment was about hentai and tentacles just shows you how daft of an idea that is.

I think that's probably just the typical stupid joke.

I mean, these days, who hasn't heard of Naruto, One Piece, DBZ or Pokemon? That makes for most of the anime people see. It's not particularly deep, but that's the mainstream kind of it. There are much more interesting things to watch, but they're very niche in comparison to what I listed.

Re:There is one problem, though (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224610)

"immensely diverse and interesting anime culture"
Oh man, my sides...

TRANSLATOR'S NOTE: "kawaii" means "cute".

Re:There is one problem, though (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224976)

Anyway, there are no Linux drivers for those proprietary hentai tentacles, so not to worry,.

Re:There is one problem, though (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224392)

she might be batteling Squid...
http://www.squid-cache.org
only 8 tentacles though.

Re:There is one problem, though (1)

wisty (1335733) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224442)

OTOH, one of the protagonists in NGE was a penguin, so there's still hope for acceptance...

I thought the penguin was the protagonist. Wasn't everyone else a bad guy?

Re:There is one problem, though (1)

SQL Error (16383) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224572)

The penguin was also a bad guy. This was only revealed in End of the End of the End of Evangelion, so maybe I should have put a spoiler warn... What am I saying?

Re:There is one problem, though (1)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224638)

Don’t tempt the Internet! Or someone will release Ubuntu “Tentacle Tux”!

Re:There is one problem, though (2, Funny)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224918)

Better secure your ports...

Re:There is one problem, though (1)

charlieman (972526) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224966)

rule 34 anyone?

Ubuntu's next version: Sexy Schoolgirl

Tentacles will come by their own...

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Another open source innovation.. (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224950)

Product placement!

Re:There is one problem, though (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30225014)

What?! You don't know about Cthubuntu [pseudorandom.co.uk] ??

One step closer to the desktop ? (1)

ls671 (1122017) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224270)

Reading TFA surprised me at first; what linux is used to do manga anime ???

But I guess after all it is a good sign that linux might be getting closer the desktop, e.g. multipurpose desktop computer ;-))

It wasn't traditionally used for such tasks, at least at first.

Re:One step closer to the desktop ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224312)

Maybe it's easier to do that, than to fix the bugs with Ubuntu? Yes, it can be buggy.

Re:One step closer to the desktop ? (0, Redundant)

tuppe666 (904118) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224526)

Ubuntu's has been very successful Destop Linux based Distribution supporting Millions of Users for years

News? (1)

tompeach (1118811) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224286)

No sarcasm intended, but I'm failing to see why this is news. What am I missing?

Re:News? (2, Insightful)

Farmer Tim (530755) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224600)

The "for nerds" part. That lowers the threshold for trivia related to anime or Linux; both together means bonus points.

If Star Trek was involved as well there'd be a lot of monitors in need of wiping down...

Seems like (4, Insightful)

mxh83 (1607017) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224304)

it would be more productive to fix 9.10 first

Re:Seems like (2, Insightful)

migla (1099771) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224394)

it would be more productive to fix 9.10 first

Ok. So, what would Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community Team do in he mean time that would be more productive? I'm sure there are plenty others more qualified to do the fixing of 9.10.

I disagree that stopping the evangelizing would be more productive than evangelizing at this point, even if 9.10 is buggy. (I.e. I don't think it's buggy enough to hide from the public completely.)

Maybe I just got lucky with my installs on my hardware.

Re:Seems like (4, Insightful)

mxh83 (1607017) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224516)

It's bad enough that I would no longer recommend that anyone switch to it. Because if they have a crappy experience, they'll never try linux again.

Re:Seems like (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224826)

It's bad enough that I would no longer recommend that anyone switch to it. Because if they have a crappy experience, they'll never try linux again.

I modded this insightful because I had that experience with my father. Some years ago he wanted to ditch Windows XP at that time*, and I was in my Bachellors' "teh-linux-is-s0-c00l" days (I was even the founder of a local Linux User Group yay!).

The thing is, I installed Mandrake Linux (yup, it was that long ago) because it was supposed to be *the* most user friendly Linux distro. We even bought it (I remember I was surprised by the big manual they provided).

I had to fight for some time to get all his PC drivers working before leaving. After I left, he tried to use it for some time. Unfortunately, the thing did not work as well as WindowsXP and it stepped in the way more than helped so my father ended asking some guy to reinstall XP (I didn't lived in the same state as him).

Nowadays he just bought a computer with Vista and *really* really hates it as with most MS stuff(e.g. he liked Qpro and hated Excel, and also hates how MS changes the place where things are with every version of everything).

However, now he won't let me install Linux because of the bad experience we had before.

*He used to use UNIX some time ago and migrated to DOS and then Windows. Now he just wants stuff to work and not to thinker with command lines and whatnot)

Re:Seems like (1)

tuppe666 (904118) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224540)

One of the advantage of Ubuntu is and Linux Distributions in General...and to a Lesser extent Windows come with an Update button for fixes.

Re:Seems like (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224670)

Hello, everyone! can I have your attention? Ok, please stop your work right now. mxh83 wants Ubuntu 9.10 fixed before we can continue with our lives.

So, everyone please start hacking now. If you can't program, please just wait quietly and don't interrupt the developers, this shouldn't take long.

Re:Seems like (3, Insightful)

SeaFox (739806) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224722)

Hello. Anime fan here.

They need to fix SOUND in general in Linux, so it, like, just works. I have a dual boot system (WinXP64 and Kumubtu 9.10), and if there's one thing I'm having trouble with it's getting sound working on any video player. Regular system sound is fine, Amarok can play, too. But I haven't been able to get a video player that has a good interface, decent playback abilities for the latest codecs and subtitle formats, and sound working all at the same time. Some of this has to do with mplayer waiting forever to release a new "official version" so distributors would update their packages. Maybe some of it has to do with me using a USB audio device, but in general it's application and the O/S not working together on working with the "default" audio output setting in preferences and not supporting other methods (ALSA/PulseAudio/etc.) without config tweaking.

I can download and run VLC for Windows and it works as soon as it's installed, it should be the same on Linux, especially since all the VLC developers are Linux developers and not really focused on Windows.

Getting sound to work in video players (or audio players, web browsers, etc) has been a trial for me going back years.

Re:Seems like (2, Informative)

gzipped_tar (1151931) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224804)

Lennart Poettering, the pulseaudio lead, is an Red Hat employee. Jaroslav Kysela and Takashi Iwai, the only two persons in the world who get paid for their work in ALSA, are hired by Red Hat and Novell respectively.

So where is Mark (and his money) when we need him?

And Ubuntu is known to have done a great deal of damage to PulseAudio's reputation by royally fsck up Poettering's work [0pointer.de] .

Yeah, right! (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224336)

Because another 16.000 clueless, facebooking, twittering and oh-so-creative metrosexuals is EXACTLY what the Ubuntu community needs.

Re:Yeah, right! (3, Insightful)

migla (1099771) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224432)

Because another 16.000 clueless, facebooking, twittering and oh-so-creative metrosexuals is EXACTLY what the Ubuntu community needs.

Well, total world domination, or even some sort of world domination would have to include some clueless, facebooking, twittering and oh-so-creative metrosexuals too. Besides, maybe some of the clueless, facebooking, twittering and oh-so-creative metrosexuals will show their newly found OS to some not so clueless, facebooking, twittering and oh-so-creative metrosexuals. Sure, the clueless, facebooking, twittering and oh-so-creative metrosexuals aren't the most important movers and shakers, but you do what you can. Any convert could send ripples of Freedom through our culture.

Re:Yeah, right! (1)

sakdoctor (1087155) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224608)

Isn't there a collective noun for "clueless, facebooking, twittering and oh-so-creative metrosexuals"?
It's getting hard to read this thread otherwise.

Re:Yeah, right! (1)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224664)

Isn't there a collective noun for "clueless, facebooking, twittering and oh-so-creative metrosexuals"?

There were clueless urban poseurs of great self-importance, even back in the days before twitter & facebook. We called them "yuppies" - would that term be demeaning enough?

Re:Yeah, right! (3, Funny)

Velex (120469) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224838)

We called them "yuppies" - would that term be demeaning enough?

But that word doesn't have "sex" in it, and it doesn't sound like the words "homosexual" or "transsexual." As we know, sex is dirty enough, but homosexuals and transsexuals are all disease-ridden, AIDS-infested, sex-crazed, godless, hedonistic, er..., I'm sure there are a few more words I could use along those lines but I haven't had my tea^H^H^Hcoffee yet (of course I'm a real man! tea is for girls!). At any rate, no, "yuppie" wasn't demeaning enough.

Besides, someone who's young and upper class might just be well-connected and a hard worker. Homosexuals, transsexuals, and their newest effiminate (nothing worse than being feminine, a fate worse than death) sexual deviant might be well-connected, but hard-working, even deserving? Pfft. </troll>

Cheers

Re:Yeah, right! (1)

gzipped_tar (1151931) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224854)

As we know, sex is dirty enough, but homosexuals and transsexuals are all disease-ridden, AIDS-infested, sex-crazed, godless, hedonistic, er..., I'm sure there are a few more words I could use along those lines but I haven't had my tea^H^H^Hcoffee yet (of course I'm a real man! tea is for girls!).

Terrorist? ;)

Re:Yeah, right! (4, Funny)

lxs (131946) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224980)

I believe it's "Apple users"

Re:Yeah, right! (1)

wisty (1335733) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224452)

Was the event secretly funded by Red Hat?

Re:Yeah, right! (4, Insightful)

tonycheese (921278) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224500)

Well, I'm sure that's exactly the attitude Linux needs to gain market share: bigotry and elitism. Keep it up guys, year of the Linux is coming any day now.

Re:Yeah, right! (1)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224852)

I don't see how it's racist at all. I'm sure it is in some aspect (everything is) but I'm just not seeing it in the GP comment. And Facebook/Twitter/etc are hardly "elite", in fact they are the unwashed masses. What's next, pogroms against grouphug users?

Re:Yeah, right! (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224882)

bigotry != racism. and elitism refers to /his/ attitude, not the people he's referring to. as in, "wow he uses twitter, he's too lowly to use /my/ operating system."

Re:Yeah, right! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224606)

Because another 16.000 clueless, facebooking, twittering and oh-so-creative metrosexuals is EXACTLY what the Ubuntu community needs.

You forgot the "so into cartoons that they'll go to a convention" part. Nothing screams maturity more than people who dress up as cartoon characters.

Re: exactly. it'll just hurt us. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224710)

This. I came here to post that any move to associate Ubuntu and Manga could only hurt public perception of Ubuntu, since it will only help to convince fence-sitters that Ubuntu is not looking for a mainstream audience.

Re:Yeah, right! (2, Interesting)

RiotingPacifist (1228016) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224850)

As a member of the unwashed masses, i would like to think that some of us eventually goon to become developers and generally help out when we can. Personally i've not done much other than help even newer users out with even simpler problems than my own, but a group of 16000 largely teenage geeks, will likely produce at least one developer, probably a few competent bug reporters and dozens people who will spend time on forums/irc to help out new users. So Canonical and the ubuntu community tend to think that more users = better, if you disagree your welcome to use fedora [slashdot.org] (or another distro that has a similar philosophy).

Ubunchu! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224370)

Gesundheit!

Whisky Tango Foxtrot (-1)

Datamonstar (845886) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224372)

WTF is this shit?

Re:Whisky Tango Foxtrot (5, Informative)

SharpFang (651121) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224460)

A booth.
Some news.

Every year Ubuntu reaches out to 450,000 fans of various alternative music - punk rock, folk and many others, at Woodstock Stop in Poland.
(they have a small tent where they give out CDs and leaflets, and talk about the system.)

I Had to Read This 5 Times... (4, Insightful)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224374)

...but now I think I get it: You're asking us to donate money so that your local Linux User Group can have a booth at your local anime convention.

Did I get that right? If so, props for chutzpah, my brother...

Re:I Had to Read This 5 Times... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224956)

...but now I think I get it: You're asking us to donate money so that your local Linux User Group can have a booth at your local anime convention.

Did I get that right? If so, props for chutzpah, my brother...

I don't get what's wrong with that? I read enough slashvertising every week, a call that goes toward something positive isn't bad now, is it?

awesome! (1)

thernx (1127205) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224416)

I've been drawing a lot of linux manga lately ^^ http://thernx.deviantart.com/gallery/ [deviantart.com] -- my gallery if any1 is interested I belive it's a perfect match! to bad I'm not living in the US.

What? Why? Huh? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224418)

Let's put this in plain English:

You want to raise money so you can get a booth to promote Ubunto at a convention for adults who watch children's cartoon shows from Japan?

Sounds pretty stupid, doesn't it?

I have found a reason for the Idle category! (0, Flamebait)

MrMista_B (891430) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224426)

The reason for the Idle category is so crap like this can be put there, and I can block it.

Re:I have found a reason for the Idle category! (1)

selven (1556643) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224438)

You must be new he... UID 891430... wait what?

This is surely a joke? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224484)

This is a joke, right?

The next distrobution is going to be called ... (5, Funny)

DeadDecoy (877617) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224488)

Touchy Tentacle. It will feature advanced social networking services that will allow people to finger their friends over Twitter, Facebook, Pidgin, etc and see what they're up to. Their new motto will be: "Linux for Human Beings and their noodly appendages.".

Re:The next distrobution is going to be called ... (1)

vadim_t (324782) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224584)

And soon after that, Ubuntu will reach out to the furries with Ubuntu Yiffy Yaffle [ubuntu.com] , which will come with a wallpaper from Dark Natasha [darknatasha.com] and Second Life as part of the default install.

Re:The next distrobution is going to be called ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224714)

I think the fact that you know the name and website of a furry artist precludes you from being able to make derisive jokes about them.

Re:The next distrobution is going to be called ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224756)

I'm sure he found them on Something Awful where everyone watches furry porn and hentai, but in an ironic way that proves how much smarter they are then everyone else on the Internet.

Re:The next distrobution is going to be called ... (1)

vadim_t (324782) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224760)

I think the fact that you know the name and website of a furry artist precludes you from being able to make derisive jokes about them.

Which part was derisive? I find the idea of Ubuntu making that funny, but wouldn't see anything really wrong with it. I'm a furry, even.

I'm an Anime fan... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224530)

...and I think Ubuntu is fucking stupid. Next story please.

I'm an Ubuntu fan... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224612)

...and I think Anime is fucking stupid. Agreed.

Re:I'm an Ubuntu fan... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224806)

Well, I think that Ubuntu and anime *both* suck.

Re:I'm an Anime fan... (3, Funny)

clickclickdrone (964164) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224696)

>and I think Ubuntu is fucking stupid.
Sums it up nicely. This has to be the dumbest combination of two random things since someone tried to sell Windows 95 at a double glazing exhibition. Hey, we all like the word window, right? Don't we?

Re:I'm an Anime fan... (1)

Roman Mamedov (793802) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224868)

This has to be the dumbest combination of two random things

In no way this is a dumb combination, on the contrary, it's a perfect match [wikipedia.org] ! :)

Maybe ubuntu would like to reach out (1)

Jewbird (596227) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224580)

To all the animators making $1000/mo. In Japan.

A perfect match (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224586)

Ubunchu provides the soulless, uncreative, moemoe slice-of-life comedy that dominates and defines the tastes of the average anime fan, and Ubuntu itself is well-tailored to skills (none) and mentality (also none) of the average drooling idiot (K-On fan). You could not have chosen better.

Re:A perfect match (1)

not flu (1169973) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224946)

Mod parent up. As a Ubuntu user and K-On! fan I can attest that he is spot on.

Excellent... (1)

Virak (897071) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224620)

And then we unleash them upon Slashdot.jp and set back Western-Japanese relations by decades. The plan is flawless.

Ubuntu and anime? (1)

Mad Fish The One (1563291) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224636)

Sounds great, but the situation is that anime cannot be watched with the default Ubuntu player. It lacks support for ASS subtitles and MKV linked chapters. The only good approach to this problem now (for any distribution) is to build mplayer from git development tree (for MKV linked chapters).

Re:Ubuntu and anime? (1)

Delkster (820935) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224662)

"Cannot be watched", when (judging from your post) the only way to make it possible would be to use a player compiled from development source? Considering how few people do that, I believe there must be an awful lot of people watching anime who can't watch anime.

Re:Ubuntu and anime? (2, Interesting)

Talderas (1212466) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224870)

What it means is that the video playing problems of Ubuntu, and other *nix distros in general, is acting as a barrier to bringing in the one group that relies heavily on video players. These users utilize more complex video (even if they don't know it). By bringing them in and getting a good solid player that works for them, you would -in theory- improve the video player for all users.

What bothers me is that a lot of slashdotters hold an elitist attitude about linux and it trickles down into an elitist attitude about who uses it.

Re:Ubuntu and anime? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224678)

Sounds great, but the situation is that anime cannot be watched with the default Ubuntu player. It lacks support for ASS subtitles and MKV linked chapters.

The only good approach to this problem now (for any distribution) is to build mplayer from git development tree (for MKV linked chapters).

Huh? Just install SMPlayer or VLC from the Ubuntu Software Center and you're good to go. Or "sudo aptitude install smplayer" if you prefer the command line.

The English translation of Ubunchu is still flawed (5, Funny)

Shin-LaC (1333529) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224652)

I sent the maintainer some corrections back in April, but he thought my criticisms were too harsh and chose to ignore them.

Sometimes the translators simply failed to grasp the meaning of the original text. In panel 3, the girl says "Yokenna, kono!" ("Why you, don't dodge!") and the boy replies "Maji iteendazo!" ("Those really hurt, you know!"; they are both referring to the CDs she's throwing), but in the English translation it turns into "Stop messing around! It can't be any good!". The third girl's line, "Hamori nagara kenka shinaidee!", is not so easy to render in English, but it definitely doesn't mean "Stop talking at the same time!": it means "You were speaking in unison a minute ago [panel 2], so don't fight now!"

Other times, the translation is clumsy. In panel 1, "Saikin ninki no desktop na Linux desu!" ("It's the most popular desktop Linux these days!" - or, more literally, "It's a desktop Linux that is popular these days") becomes "It is very popular with the users, and it is the hottest desktop Linux distribution available."
And that's just the first page.

I reported these and more flaws months ago, but since the maintainer took offense to my harsh but polite comment ("the translation should be redone", I said), he simply rejected the "patch". It's hard not to crack wise that this is just like a real open source project. :-)
(Actually, I know most maintainers aren't like that, so hold those Flamebait mods. :P)

Hooray for Anime! (1)

Terminus32 (968892) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224658)

I love my anime - classic stuff like Fist of the North Star, Cyber City Oedo 808, Wicked City, Ninja Scroll, etc.
Would love to see a distro geared towards anime fans!

Re:Hooray for Anime! (2, Funny)

clickclickdrone (964164) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224718)

>Would love to see a distro geared towards anime fans!
And I want an OS based around gardening, sericulture and possibly quality headphones but then I've got my head stuck my ass and no life.

Perfect! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224694)

It's got Transmission and Totem. What more could anime fans need?

TrueCrypt for hiding away your most embarrassing material?

Problems for anime fans with Linux (4, Insightful)

abigsmurf (919188) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224702)

There are some big problems anime fans will have with using Linux: Windows boxes are more capable media players. I generally prefer Zoomplayer and MPC-HC to stuff like VLC (although this is naturally personal preference) but a big issue is the lack of Blu Ray playing capability under Linux.

There's also gaming, with the exception of Onscript based games, very few visual novels play well with Linux and most Tohou/doujin shooters are Windows only.

Re:Problems for anime fans with Linux (2, Informative)

Virak (897071) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224780)

Windows boxes are more capable media players.

Not really.

I generally prefer Zoomplayer and MPC-HC to stuff like VLC

See, here's your problem. You're comparing competent players to an incompetent player. One that in particular has terrible support for ASS, by far the most popular subtitle format for fansubs. Try mplayer (or a GUI frontend if that's your thing) sometime.

but a big issue is the lack of Blu Ray playing capability under Linux.

For you, maybe. For most people it is a tiny, tiny issue though. And anyways, that's certainly not the case [mplayerhq.hu] anyway.

There's also gaming, with the exception of Onscript based games, very few visual novels play well with Linux

Plenty of them run well with Wine, but the amount that manage to make something as simple as a VN not work at all under Wine is certainly impressive.

and most Tohou/doujin shooters are Windows only.

The Touhou games all work fine under Wine, minus the occasional minor graphical glitch.

Re:Problems for anime fans with Linux (2, Informative)

SeaFox (739806) | more than 4 years ago | (#30225004)

[blockquote]See, here's your problem. You're comparing competent players to an incompetent player. One that in particular has terrible support for ASS, by far the most popular subtitle format for fansubs. Try mplayer (or a GUI frontend if that's your thing) sometime.[/blockquote]

VLC gets it's SSA/ASS subtitle rendering support from the mplayer project. So except for being a step behind MPlayer's they are using the same code. Implementation, however, may be making a difference.

At least I can get sound to work on VLC.

Re:Problems for anime fans with Linux (1)

Nerdfest (867930) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224888)

Doesn't bluray have region coding enforced? I would think that would cause a lot of concern in North America with so much Japanese anime. (ie: people use ripped content anyway)

Re:Problems for anime fans with Linux (1)

SeaFox (739806) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224990)

Japan and the U.S are in the same BluRay Region (A).

Re:Problems for anime fans with Linux (2, Informative)

Qzukk (229616) | more than 4 years ago | (#30225008)

Doesn't bluray have region coding enforced?

It does, but they abandoned the DVD regions for "zones", and Japan and the US now share a zone.

Re:Problems for anime fans with Linux (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224924)

but a big issue is the lack of Blu Ray playing capability under Linux.

Um, why do you want to play Blu Ray? Do you have a 60 inch computer screen?

anime? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224712)

anime is for fags. i guess anime and linux will make a cute couple after all.

Re:anime? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224736)

No, you got it all wrong. Linux is for fags. Anime is for pedophiles.

Re:anime? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224774)

Asshole.

Re:anime? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224792)

yessss +1 insightful, great job, guy-with-mod-points

Re:anime? (1)

GrubLord (1662041) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224844)

This gets modded +1 Insightful, but all my snarky comments get -1 Flamebait? I hate you, mods!

Re:anime? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30225028)

The fact that the parent was modded down only shows how uncomfortable fags are with their lifestyle choices.

Fact: Linux is for fags.

Fact: anime is for fags.

If you cannot come to terms with your lifestyle choices, then I'm afraid you will lead a very unfulfilling life (most of it will probably be spent soliciting gay sex in public restrooms).

This is great! (3, Funny)

DoofusOfDeath (636671) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224772)

This will give Ubuntu the mainstream credibility we've been seeking!

Re:This is great! (1)

GrubLord (1662041) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224790)

:D

Anime on Ubuntu? Seriously?? (4, Informative)

ThePhilips (752041) | more than 4 years ago | (#30224878)

I really believe the Anime fandom is a perfect match for Ubuntu, as they are by nature very much in line with open source and remix culture.

That is getting stupider over time - considering that out of box Ubuntu can't play 99% of anime found on say mininova.

And even after installing all possible drivers, applications and codecs, Linux video playback - especially as anime concerned - is still eons behind of CCCP [cccp-project.net] on Windows.

And what about the "remix culture" reference? Manga and anime fandom is interesting because there are more people who do new/original stuff - and few who rehash the old stuff. And even if they "remix" (what a stupid word lessig came up with) they still do it their own way, not some dumb copy paste like what many CC-lovers [wikipedia.org] do.

Ubunchu!

That is manga [wikipedia.org] , not anime [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Anime on Ubuntu? Seriously?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30225034)

Just needs a port of Windows Movie Maker: If you can prove that Ubuntu can make shittier AMVs than Windows Movie Maker, then you've have con goers switching in droves. Blue scrolly text titles considered a major plus.

I don't see the connection (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30224880)

"I really believe the Anime fandom is a perfect match for Ubuntu, as they are by nature very much in line with open source and remix culture.""

Unless by open source you mean downloaded and not purchased...

Shouldn't the name ubuntu be upgraded for 2010 (1)

cellurl (906920) | more than 4 years ago | (#30225002)

I don't know about you, but I am kind-a luke warm on the name ubuntu.
Perhaps they should upgrade it for a nice year like 2010.
How about "extinct woodpecker in Arkansas"....
Just sayin... -jp

Well this was the best damn Fedora ad all week (2, Funny)

nikanj (799034) | more than 4 years ago | (#30225040)

"I really believe the Anime fandom is a perfect match for Ubuntu" I've come to the same conclusion and ran away from both!
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