Joining the recent trend of Mac users switching to Ubuntu, Crazy Apple Rumors Site is pleased to announce that it is changing its name to Crazy Ubuntu Rumors Site! Yes, with the switching of one uber-geek after another, we’ve decided to get in on the ground floor of this sea change. Henceforth, this site will be solely dedicated to rumors about the Ubuntu operating system.
While “CURS” doesn’t have quite the ring to it that “CARS” did, we’re confident that you’ll see fit to join the increasing number of people who are switching to Ubuntu.
For those of you unfamiliar with Ubuntu, Ubuntu switchers and Ubuntu-mania, please look for our upcoming 132-part series entitled “What The Fuck Is ‘Ubuntu’ And Why The Fuck Would I Want To Recompile My Applications Myself? I Mean, Who The Fuck Am I? Fucking Linus Torvalds? Fuck.”
That’s, um, just a working title.
It might be longer.
We here at Crazy Ubuntu Rumors Site feel this announcement is particularly apt on the eve of the 4th of July, as we “declare our independence” from the “tyranny” of Apple’s “oppressive” DRM and proprietary data formats!
As a matter of fact, in a symbolic gesture of our newfound independence from Apple, we’ve taken our PowerBooks, iMacs and Power Macs and dumped them in Tacoma’s Commencement Bay!
Well, that was a really stupid thing to do.
I mean, we didn’t realize this at the time, but we could have actually run Ubuntu on those.
Who knew? I just thought we’d call up Ubuntu Computers and order a bunch of new Ubuntus with the Ubuntu OS installed on their Ubuntu-formatted hard drives.
I guess we just got caught up in Ubuntu fever.
By which I mean the metaphorical “fever” experienced by enthusiasts of the Ubuntu operating system and not the actual “Ubuntu fever” which is an obscure but deadly type of flesh-eating virus found in the Congo.
Well, anyway, that’s all behind us now, and we’re eager to get started! So, if you’ve got Ubuntu rumors, please send them our way!
But not tomorrow. Tomorrow we’ll be off while we get some new hardware – probably at some crazy Ubuntu Store 4th of July sale I’d imagine. Then we’ll be spending hours upon hours editing a whole mess of files to get stuff like sleep and OpenGL to work and then recompiling some other shit and downloading GIMP and OpenOffice and learning C and, I dunno, FORTRAN or something.
For some reason I think you need to know FORTRAN.
It’s gonna be so boss!
[Editor’s Note: Since the posting of this article, we’ve realized that there really isn’t much of a business model in building a site around rumors about an open source operating system.
There… there just aren’t any.
It’s open source.
I mean… that… that should have been kind of obvious.
Damn, I really wish I hadn’t thrown my PowerBook into the bay.]
The Mac community was abuzz today over a YouTube video that purported to show a “lite” version of the next release of Mac OS X – dubbed “Leopard Mobile” – running on an Apple iPod.
While most of the sites linking to the video derided the its possible authenticity, Crazy Apple Rumors Site has learned that this video is real and is so totally not just a video that some dude is click-synching to.
“Leopard Mobile” will be released some time next year after the full version of Leopard is released and will be designed to run on “trim” platforms such as the iPod. In addition to the iPod, CARS has confirmed that “Leopard Mobile” will run on a number of other devices.
According to sources, “Leopard Mobile” will run on:
A Motorola Razr.
A Space: 1999 comlock.
A bagel with cream cheese.
Apple declined to comment for this story, but company spokesperson Cynthia Mclaren did have prodigious amounts of cream cheese in her teeth.