...making Linux just a little more fun!
Predrag Ivanovic [predivan at ptt.yu]
Sat, 3 Feb 2007 16:00:38 +0100
Linux Genuine Advantage[tm] is an exciting and mandatory new way for you to place your computer under the remote control of an untrusted third party! According to an independent study conducted by some scientists, many users of Linux are running non-Genuine versions of their operating system. This puts them at the disadvantage of having their computers work normally, without periodically phoning home unannounced to see if it's OK for their computer to continue functioning. These users are also missing out on the Advantage of paying ongoing licensing fees to ensure their computer keeps operating properly. To remedy this, we have created a new program available as a required free download: Linux Genuine Advantage[tm].For more fun, check out the comments in the source My favorite:
# loop continuously, checking periodically to see if the author of this program got paid. # if no money has changed hands after 30 days, make the computer less useful as punishment.http://www.linuxgenuineadvantage.org/
-- To design the perfect anti-Unix, write an operating system that thinks it knows what you're doing better than you do. And then adds injury to insult by getting it wrong. --esr in "The Art of Unix Programming"
Rick Moen [rick at linuxmafia.com]
Sat, 3 Feb 2007 12:36:57 -0800
Quoting Predrag Ivanovic (predivan at ptt.yu):
> [quote] > Linux Genuine Advantage[tm] is an exciting and mandatory new way > for you to place your computer under the remote control of an untrusted third party!
It's sick and twisted -- and for some time has been where I link to from the "Damn Straight, It's Powered by Linux" logo on the lower-right side of my Web site's front page.
-- Cheers, "If these walls could talk... they'd probably say 'No! Rick Moen Not the nails again! Not the hammer! NOT THE HAMMER!!!!'" rick at linuxmafia.com -- Jennifer A. Ford
Samuel Bisbee-vonKaufmann [sbisbee at bu.edu]
Sat, 3 Feb 2007 19:55:36 -0500 (EST)
On Sat, 3 Feb 2007, Predrag Ivanovic wrote:
Pretty funny if you consider the context: http://www.alienos.com/articles/2007/02/02/linux-genuine-advantage-cracked
-- Samuel Kotel Bisbee-vonKaufmann | "A computer once beat me at chess, but Boston University, Undergrad. | it was no match for me at kick boxing." OFTC.net, Network Operator | -Emo Philips