Every year, at the end of April at LinuxFest Northewest, I give a ridiculous little presentation that I call “Linux Sucks”. [I then toss the recordings up on YouTube and hide under my blanket from the angry mob.]
Well, something crazy just happened.
The “Linux Sucks” videos have, combined, now been watched a total of over 1 Million times.
A million. A freaking million.
To celebrate this big, round number… I have finally gotten off my lazy butt and placed the slides decks up on GitHub. They’re under the Creative Commons, so feel free to do pretty much whatever you like with them.
If you’re new to “Linux Sucks”, start with the 2014 video.
Here’s the complete collection, for those of you determined to watch ~8 hours of me with radically changing hair styles:
Linux Sucks 2009
Linux Sucks 2010
Linux Sucks 2011
Linux Sucks 2012 / Doesn’t Suck 2012
Linux Sucks 2013 / Doesn’t Suck 2013
Linux Sucks 2014 (and with Spanish subtitles)
[Seriously though. The early ones were pretty rough. Start with 2014.]
This seems like a pretty good moment to reminisce on some of my favorite moments of “Linux Sucks” from the last half decade. Because, you know, a million.
- The very first one of these I did, back in 2009… the vga out on my laptop (Linux powered, naturally) didn’t work. I didn’t realize this until I plugged it in to the projector. Woops! Rather amusing start to a presentation on ways Linux sucks. Luckily a dude was there to help get it working while I talked to folks (a dude that later went on to be a good bud and semi-sorta-co-worker).
- In 2012 I added the “Linux Does Not Suck” portion of the presentation. Using the almost exact same slides as the “Sucks” portion. This amused me a great deal. So I still do it.
- A little ways into the 2012 video we had to make some of the audience leave. We were over fire capacity and didn’t want to risk the wrath of the fire marshal.
- The 2009 through 2012 videos are all up on the Jupiter Broadcasting YouTube channel. The 2012 video being the most viewed… anything… that Jupiter Broadcasting has ever distributed. By a crazily huge margin. Despite the fact that it was filmed with a hand-held shaky cam.
- It took until 2014 to film this thing with half-way decent audio and video. Why? I have no clue. Probably because I’m lazy or something.
- Sometimes I have shaggy hair and a mustache (and look like I should be in a 1970’s adult film). Sometimes I have no facial hair and a shaved head. Sometimes (not often) I look like a normal person.
- I really enjoy doing these (especially the last few years). There seems to be a good mix of regulars that come every year (a few since the very beginning) and new folks that have no clue what it’s really about. And that’s just plain awesome.
You better believe there will be a 2015 edition.