Manga is for Nerds: Ubunchu!

Topic started by gia on April 8, 2009. Last post by Lunarmoth 5 years, 10 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
So I stumbled upon this post today, which talks about a manga in Japan called Ubunchu-- which is about three school kids who start on their adventures with Ubuntu, a popular Linux distribution.

But before you start complaining that you don't read Japanese, check out the post again-- the blogger actually got permission from the creators to translate the comic's 11 pages into English. It's so incredibly nerdy, I feel kind of dirty just for reading it. But I'm going to pass it on to my Ubuntu-programmer brother anyway.

The original manga is by Hiroshi Seo, who also worked on a manga called Akiba Sho (about police officers in Akihabara)-- it was published in Afternoon back in '05-06.

Here are the first few pages for your perusal:

Side note: they also flipped the manga, so that it's read from left to right. Oddly enough it almost feels nostalgic, although I generally prefer the stuff unflipped. How about you?
Post by darkjester74 (24 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Kernel panic!

Heh, that was pretty cute.  And gia, why should you feel dirty for reading some nerdy?  Nerd is just another way of saying otaku!  =)
Post by coonce (151 posts) See mini bio Level 15
ha! goofy :)
Post by ethan (887 posts) See mini bio Level 15
Ha, is this paid for propoganda from the Ubuntu machine?
Post by RedRoses (1,437 posts) See mini bio Level 14
Wow that was quite cute. It's weird... it feels like I want to read more even though I don't know much on computers. I've heard OS arguments all the time so maybe the familiarity of that is what draws me in.
Post by MoonStorm (360 posts) See mini bio Level 9
That was kinda funny. It was short but that's what made it so good.
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
This looks awesome... I am soooo showing this to my computer junkie friends.

Gia, I don't understand you're logic. You find this dirty because it's nerdy, yet you watched Queen's Blade...
Post by Lunarmoth (193 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Well it is at least different in a way. But I guess it could of been worst.
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