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Re: [chat] Linux: A European threat to our computers (by Tristan)
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- Subject: Re: [chat] Linux: A European threat to our computers (by Tristan)
- From: Matthew Hannigan <mlh@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 11:27:16 +1000
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On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 11:09:58AM +1000, Cowboy Jaq wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, craigw-blue.net.au@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >This is not a joke website, its for real.
> The whole site reads like an elaborate troll, and it's not very good either.
> Don't waste your time on it.
Actually I found some parts quite funny:
... instead we downloaded a small shareware productivity
utility called “BonziBuddy”.
The installation couldn't have been simpler; The install
icon appeared on my desk. All I had to do to install the
program was double-click on it. There were no additional
passwords to type in and as an additional courtesy to
users, Windows installers often include extra programs
that might be of interest.
For example, my download included Claria, and
Comet-Cursor. A review of these utilities is outside the
scope of this article, nonetheless it was gratifying
that the makers of Windows software have the freedom
You'd have to admit it's one of the most successful trolls
based on the number of links and apparently genuine outrage
expended on it.