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Linux goes to Hollywood 313

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the something-to-read dept.
j2brown writes: " Yahoo! News has this little article about IBM taking Linux to Hollywood. " It's not a very in-depth article, but it is interesting that Big Blue is saying that Hollywood will be moving their rendering stuffs to Linux in the next 12 to 18 months. Wonder how SGI feels about that.
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Linux goes to Hollywood

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  • by sporty (27564) on Wednesday August 15, 2001 @12:20PM (#2120575) Homepage
    Linux Goes to Hollywood: Send in the Clones

    erf()

  • by Bonker (243350) on Wednesday August 15, 2001 @12:08PM (#2123401)
    For any more big-name roles. I mean... Look at Linux's performance in 'Anti-trust'. It was pretty dissapointing. Let's all chip in and get Linux some good voice coaching and poise training and see if its not ready for another starring role later this year.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 15, 2001 @11:30AM (#2126801)
    We hate it!

    Love,
    SGI

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 15, 2001 @12:15PM (#2129782)
    New York City - Renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer has published a study that shows that users of Linux and other open-sex operating systems experience impotence 32% less of the time, are multiorgasmic 44% of the time and have 68% more sexual encounters.

    "This is a great vindication for the real-world benefits of Open Sex Software," Westheimer proclaimed. A sex-specific build of Linux, codenamed Orgasmix, is currently underway in a subsidiary of Red Hat known as French Tickler.
  • Title (Score:5, Funny)

    by DigitalDragon (194314) on Wednesday August 15, 2001 @11:21AM (#2130657)
    Hmm.. Somehow I always knew that this title would appear on /., it was just a matter of time. Next one to wait for: "Linux does Dallas".
  • by PCM2 (4486) on Wednesday August 15, 2001 @12:54PM (#2131571) Homepage
    I thought all Linux hacks drink a lot of Coke, no matter where they live...?
  • by msheppard (150231) on Wednesday August 15, 2001 @01:14PM (#2137942) Homepage Journal
    http://movieweb.com/movie/toystory2/co9.jpg
  • DVD support (Score:5, Funny)

    by Ukab the Great (87152) on Wednesday August 15, 2001 @11:32AM (#2138845)
    If the hollywood studios use the dvd's in their linux rendering boxes to view their latest CG work, will they have start writing themselves threatening e-mails?
  • Re:Title (Score:2, Funny)

    by jmu1 (183541) <jmullman@@@gasou...edu> on Wednesday August 15, 2001 @12:47PM (#2139119) Journal
    I was more or less expecting something like "Mr. Torvalds goes to Washington".
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 15, 2001 @11:30AM (#2139401)
    Loki, a company devoted to porting popular Windows games to the Linux platform, filed for bankruptcy protection early this week. Although this may look like the official death of Linux as desktop alternative, posters on Slashdot insist that this is all "good news" for Linux enthusiasts.
    Owing millions of dollars in licensing fees to various game developers, Loki failed to find a market selling games to people who are not used to paying for software. It seems the company could not convince enough game enthusiasts to shell out another fifty bucks for a Linux version of a game they already own for Windows.
    Most of the posts on Slashdot mourned the loss of a another Linux-friendly company. Although this was one of many Linux bankruptcies in the past few months, users of the operating system maintain that the desktop OS war has already been fought and won ... by Linux ... dammit.
    Slashdot prides itself on the open-mindedness of its readership and the lively egalitarian debates held on its pages. For example, in response to one post questioning the need for Linux as a mainstream desktop operating system, a user responded with a mature and reasoned post:
    "Fuck the shut up, all of you! I'm writing a bot to make sure that any anti-Linux poster gets banned from /. or at least modded down. All of your negativity is getting in the way of our free and open forum."
    It is fortunate that the Linux community has such an open and democratic forum to vent their frustrations [if they were frustrations, which they certainly aren't]. Just as Henry Ford offered the public a panoply of colors for his early automobiles as long as they were black, Slashdot accepts the entire spectrum of opinion on issues of open source and the free software movement.
    "You are all a bunch of ridiculous fucktards," wrote a user named Anonymous Coward. "To all of you FUD-mongers who see Linux only as a server OS only, you should troll someplace else. You are not wanted here in our welcoming community. Slashdot is all about freedom of speech. So, shut the hell up before I use my various /. Logins to flame you into oblivion!"
    The quality of opinions expressed on Slashdot have remained high even as the quantity of posts grows exponentially. The reason for the sudden rise in traffic may have something to do with the increase in the amount of free time the average dot-com worker has these days.
    Since Slashdot as much a game as message board [users are objectively "scored" on every post], some have devised tricks to get their comments moderated up. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to pick a random quotation and plug in the appropriate proper nouns for instant wisdom.
    "Loki is dead." wrote one poster. "Long live Loki."
    "I come here to bury Loki, not to praise them."
    "Forst Pist," added another. "All your base are belong to us!"
    All told, the Linux community is upbeat [and not at all defensive] about the recent round of set-backs [if you want to call them that, because they're not "set-backs" at all].
    In the aftermath of Loki's demise, however, Linux users will always have their old stand-by to fall back on: playing stolen Windows games.
  • Re:Title (Score:1, Funny)

    by sinator (7980) on Wednesday August 15, 2001 @12:34PM (#2140026)
    When I saw "Linux Goes to Hollywood" I had this image of a penguin in a scarf pacing around on a stage screaming into a bullhorn.

    "Relink.. Don't do it..."

  • Re:Relax (Score:2, Funny)

    by FortKnox (169099) on Wednesday August 15, 2001 @01:15PM (#2142032) Homepage Journal
    2 OS' enter, 1 OS leaves...
  • by bfree (113420) on Wednesday August 15, 2001 @12:33PM (#2143672)
    Recently someone suggested altering the licensing on a lot of Free/free/open software to preclude the MPAA, RIAA, MS et al from using the software for any reason. Perhaps this is the stick we need to beat the DVD rap with

    Pixar Exec "What does this licensce mean then?"
    GNU/OS Author "You can use it when I like you again, and until then Bollywood is going to kick your ass :-)"

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