Ubuntu Seeks Idents on Demo Scene
Mark Shuttleworth explained at Sundown that Ubuntu is looking into ways to include demoscene animation during the wait for Ubuntu to boot. The project returns to the origins of the demo scene, an identity projected while loading software. As Wikipedia points out "the making of intros and standalone demos evolved into a new subculture independent of the software piracy scene," but according to legend, there was a time when if "a cracked program was started, the cracker or his team would take credit via an increasingly impressive-looking graphical introduction called a crack intro."
Ubuntu is a version of the Linux operating system and can be freely copied or downloaded by anyone. Mark Shuttleworth is part of Ubuntu and Canonical, a company offering commercial support for Ubuntu. People at Sundown considered Ubuntu stable enough not to require much support but they may not be typical of most office users.