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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Are you an Ubuntard?

What's an Ubuntard in the first place?

Ubuntard = Ubuntu + Retard

Two things: it's both a word and now it's a website dedicated for people described by that word.

It's called Ubuntard. You could go there by clicking on their logo.








The word Ubuntard, according to the Urbandictionary.com means:




I posted some snippets of their masterpiece if these Ubuntu haters would not mind...


"Artwork.  Ladies and gentlemen, behold.  I present to you the be-all, end-all of Ubuntu wallpapers.  I don’t think a soul among us can behold this masterpiece without getting at least a tiny tear in the eye.
[CLICK THIS TO SEE PIC, LEST I GET THEIR WRATH...]



This is the work of a true artiste. Go ahead.  Click it.  You can’t possibly appreciate its triumph without experiencing its full resolution.



PART 2

http://ubuntusyndrome.wordpress.com/

The Ubuntu Forums: A Dumbass Factory
April 27, 2009 – 7:50 pm

Welcome to the Dumbass Factory Yes, that holy grail of an institution that conditions young men and women to go out to the corners of the internet and to spread douchebaggery far and wide; the Ubuntu Forums. Below are some fine examples of the intelligence and maturity level of Ubuntu Forum participants. Enjoy. And if you’re one of the following, just to let you know; You embarrass us all.

Rather than feel insulted I actually felt that - yeah sometimes dannybuntu can be an ubuntard who has the ubuntu syndrome.

It reflects on my blog posts like "How to make [insert application name] do this in Ubuntu". When in fact the tutorial could apply also to other Linux distros.

And also sometimes I can be a little fundamentalist about Ubuntu - but only because I believe in it. I guess that's because my newbie and unexpert experiences with other distros had not been so pleasant.

I mean, I like knoppix too but I don't write about it that much. In my dannybuntu unscientific approximation mind responsiveness meter, knoppix kicks Ubuntu's ass at least twice. (Meaning, I feel like its two times faster than Ubuntu when it comes to responsiveness). The only reason I am not using it is I don't want to have to learn how to install the Nvidia Graphics Card the Debian Way or Nvidia way. I want to do it the Ubuntu Way. Which is to click on System > Administration > Hardware Drivers.

On the positive side, I think we could all learn from this "ubuntard" thing. You and me, should reflect and contemplate on how we act like ubuntards sometimes.

In the end I see this "ubuntard" phenomenon as a positive thing really. It teaches us, Ubuntu users, that:

1. Ubuntu ≠ Linux
2. Ubuntu is NOT "THE PERFECT DESKTOP"
3. Ubuntu is NOT the only Linux Distribution Out There

Upon reading my own words, I guess this also applies to Debtards, Slacktards, PCLOtards, Knoptards, Fedoratards, Mintards, Mandrivatards, Puppytards, etc. etc.

You can even expand it to Mactards and Wintards if you would like.


Ehhehehe.

Lastly, let's go back to the meaning of Ubuntu:


A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.



Going back to our formula:

Ubuntard = Ubuntu + Retard

We derive the meaning:

Ubuntard = Ubuntu [Look Above] + Retard

Therefore

Ubuntard = A retard who is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.

I guess it's not so bad to be an ubuntard after all. 

Call me dannybuntard.
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