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

 
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phorneker



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:35 pm    Post subject: Get this! There is a Hannah Montana Linux for downloading. Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Get this! There is a Hannah Montana Linux for downloadi Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://tv.disney.go.com/disneychannel/hannahmontana/
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see, it's such a big secret I have to follow a link and find out for myself.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Get this! There is a Hannah Montana Linux for downloadi Reply with quote

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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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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disney kills puppies. Shocked

Don't let them get hold of Puppy Linux! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's next? High School Musicalinux? X-Factor Linux? Hollyoakes Linux? Maybe even Doctor Who-Linux. Actually that last one might be quite cool. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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'tLaughing)?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah! Questions about how to get past the login screen. Or that the numbers on the clock change.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks, eh, pretty! So we can definitely expect this on a cover disc then? Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. Laughing


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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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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