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Linux Can

03 Dec 2005

Watch the Linux Can! video (I took yesterday night) now!

Linux Can! Live Video

I just can't get that tune out of my head ...

Update : The video is now available on Google Video.

Comments

Atul Chitnis says:

Check out http://atulchitnis.net/diary/showentry/349 for some more info on this song :)

And you can download the version from LB/2002 here:

http://downloads.wearephenom.com/mp3/linuxcan-phenom.zip

The version that Phenom played at FOSS.IN/2005 is the version that goes on the next album.

Atul Chitnis says:

Heh, and if you want to hear the original that Mrinal and I put together in 2000:

http://atulchitnis.net/music/linuxcanold.zip

Don't laugh! :)

Senthil says:

That was cool. :) And wonderful thing was, it saw it playing in the totem player. Dont know when did the totem player last played a video for me. :D

Swaroop says:

@Atul: I like the live version better :-P I think Mrinal's drums makes the difference for me.

@Senthil: Enjoy.

Atul Chitnis says:

Live version as the 2002 version? You'll freak - that's Mrinal on the guitar and Sashi (their original guitarist) on the drums! :P

But I really loved what they have done with the song this year.

Ankit says:

Thanks for the link! Will download and check it out. Wish foss was held in Delhi :((

BTW did you see Sarath's show/stall at FOSS?

Swaroop says:

@Atul: Heh! Yeah, I like the latest avatar of the tune too.

@Ankit: I don't think Delhi would be a good choice to have an event like this. No, I didn't get to see Sarath's show.

Pradeep says:

Delhi already hosts a `FOSS` related conference - Linux Asia - http://linuxasia.net. Having said that, there is a huge difference between that event and FOSS. FOSS is a community event. I heard Linux Asia more of a Corporate thingy.

Swaroop says:

@Pradeep: Yeah, it looks like a corporate event. After all, Red Hat is on the ["conference committee"](http://linuxasia.net/about/) ;-)

Atul Chitnis says:

Linux Asia is effectively LinuxWorld Exposition (LWE) - they specifically exclude community and focus only on the money.

Ankit Malik says:

@ Atul : "Linux Asia is effectively LinuxWorld Exposition (LWE) - they specifically exclude community and focus only on the money."

Not really. I had a real good time @ Linux Asia even though it is 'commercially inclined', if you say so.

Although, FOSS.in sounds like a more interesting event!

@ Swaroop : "Yeah, it looks like a corporate event. After all, Red Hat is on the “conference committee�"

Haha Probably! ;-) When I read your message, I was reminded about Szulik's [spelling?] address @ Linux Asia - There was a Windows screen projected in the background when he spoke!!!!

@ Swaroop: I don’t think Delhi would be a good choice to have an event like this

Why ? :-/

Ankit Malik says:

Is this song, Linux Can!, an instrumental? Coz I only heard tunes, no words. Its real good but I wonder where does the theme 'Linux Can' fit in? Or am I missing something? Or is there a story behind it that connects the two?

Atul Chitnis says:

@Ankit: The song was created by Mrinal and me in September 2000 - entirely on Linux. We used it as a showpiece and example during the Sep 2000 BLUG meet, where we demonstrated various multimedia production tools under Linux. Because the style of the original song was similar to the style used by the pop violinist Vanessa Mae, we originally called it "Linux Mae", then "Linux May", then "Linux Can" (which was more positive).

Ankit says:

@ Atul - Wow!

Manish says:

I was there as a speaker in the first "Linux Asia" and reached the hall with a Linux Only Laptop (provided by Linux Asia team, didn't have laptop then). This one just couldn't get in sync with the projector. The techanicians over there said - "pata nahi kuch Linux - Vinux leke chale aaye hain" (translation - God knows! some Linux-Vinux he has brought). Finally a windows laptop connected and I did the talk.

~mks

vahid says:

Hi :)
It was very cool and Informative :)
Yeah...LINUX CAN :D

Pranay Manocha says:

Linux can. But will it?
:-)

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