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Linux creator Linus Torvalds today signalled his enjoyment of the annual "Talk Like a Pirate Day" festivities, using the nautical lexicon to launch an update to the kernel at the heart of his open source operating system.
"Ahoy! She's good to go, hoist anchor!" wrote Torvalds in a public e-mail today announcing version 2.6.18 of the Linux kernel.
Signing his missive "Linus 'but you can call me Cap'n'", Torvalds went on to assign watery nicknames to a number of well-known kernel developers, as follows:
Al "bilge rat" Viro
"Cap'n" Andrew Morton
Paul "peg leg" Mackerras
He also sprinkled pirate vernacular throughout the e-mail detailing the kernel update, for example: