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Get this! There is a Hannah Montana Linux for downloading.

Postby phorneker » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:35 pm

There is a new Kubuntu variant rebranded for teens called Hannah Montana Linux.

This distribution is based on Kubuntu 9.06, and comes with KDE 4.2 with Hannah Montana themes (including the GDM theme).

I could not believe I found this.
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Re: Get this! There is a Hannah Montana Linux for downloadi

Postby Rhakios » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:48 pm

phorneker wrote:I could not believe I found this.


Neither could I...

er, who is Hannah Montana? As the name rhymes, either she had irritating parents, or it's a stage name. I suppose I could google for it, but you posted, so I'm holding you responsible.

But if she's a porn star (Montana is a "mountain" state) then we don't really need to know.
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Postby towy71 » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:18 pm

still looking for that door into summer
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Postby Rhakios » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:47 pm

I see, it's such a big secret I have to follow a link and find out for myself.
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Re: Get this! There is a Hannah Montana Linux for downloadi

Postby phorneker » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:53 pm

Neither could I...

er, who is Hannah Montana? As the name rhymes, either she had irritating parents, or it's a stage name. I suppose I could google for it, but you posted, so I'm holding you responsible.

But if she's a porn star (Montana is a "mountain" state) then we don't really need to know.


Hannah Montana is a television star on the Disney Channel popular with teens. Her real name is Miley Cyrus, and her father is Billy Ray Cyrus (of "Achy Breaky Heart" fame), a country and western musician in the US, and a television star ("Doc").

This type of branding is one thing we need to get Linux onto desktops where it matters.
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Postby heiowge » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:22 pm

Disney kills puppies. :shock:

Don't let them get hold of Puppy Linux! :lol:
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Postby Grimnir512 » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:32 pm

Q : How/why did you make such a great OS?

A : I thought - what would attract young users to Linux? So I created this idea after a lot of reading and work.


I think this person is misguided when it comes to young people and their likes/dislikes XD
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Postby Rhakios » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:47 pm

Thank you phorneker. The words "popular with teens", "Disney" and "country and western", explain to my own satisfaction exactly why I have been oblivious to this "phenomenon."

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Postby heiowge » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:18 am

What's next? High School Musicalinux? X-Factor Linux? Hollyoakes Linux? Maybe even Doctor Who-Linux. Actually that last one might be quite cool. :lol:
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Postby leke » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:36 am

I think this is a good idea. It would probably work if it got a little publicity too, but imagine what type of questions you might get on the help forums (because i can't:lol:)?
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Postby heiowge » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:11 am

Yeah! Questions about how to get past the login screen. Or that the numbers on the clock change.
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Postby ethernet » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:43 am

It looks, eh, pretty! So we can definitely expect this on a cover disc then? :P
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:28 pm

heiowge wrote:What's next? High School Musicalinux? X-Factor Linux? Hollyoakes Linux? Maybe even Doctor Who-Linux. Actually that last one might be quite cool. :lol:


Or perhaps someone could just develop a Linux re-branding kit. You download your favourite distro, the re-branding kit tells you what bits you need to make icons, spash-screens, wallpapaer, etc.), you put them all in a directory and point the re-branding kit app at it... hey presto! it runs up a complete rebrand version of your favourite distro, any bits you haven't customised are left with the previous defaults.
Bearing in mind that you can already create respins of some distros this probably isn't so far-fetched.
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Postby M-Saunders » Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:32 pm

Rhakios wrote:Or perhaps someone could just develop a Linux re-branding kit. You download your favourite distro, the re-branding kit tells you what bits you need to make icons, spash-screens, wallpapaer, etc.)


SUSE Studio does a lot of this -- you provide an image and it's used in the GRUB splash screen, bootup process, login screen, desktop etc.

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Postby Rhakios » Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:35 pm

I have been ignoring SUSE Studio under the impression that it was probably some sort of multi-media version that I don't really need.

Now I know that there is a completely different reason for ignoring it. Thanks, Mike!

:)
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