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The DistroNator

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On Oct 24,2003 a build server became self-aware and named himself Texstar and began building rpm pacakages and creating iso's called PCLinuxOS. Other servers became self aware ocilent1, sal server, thac, ivan, davecs, the darb and others and the whole thing became known as the devnet. One goal, one mission... to create the best linux desktop in the world.

The Intrepid Investigator Report -- Sniffing Powdered Ubuntu CDs Cures Cancer!

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The Intrepid Investigator

Ubuntu Cures Cancer
by reporter Ursula Upton
filed: 16 March 2007 at 13:52.

Yes, it's a genuine miracle. In a scientific study by reputable scientists Borg Benderle and Lamer DiDiot (both affiliated with Shuttlecock University), the study found that sniffing powdered Ubuntu CDs brings about a dramatic reduction in the size of cancer tumors.

Testdriving srlinuxx 2007

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I took a look at srlinuxx a couple of years ago and she was quite the gal. I thought this would be a good chance to catchup and see how she has progressed over the past few years.

Top New Slogans For Microsoft Windows Vista

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  • Vista: We Ain't Done Til The iPods Won't Run

  • Windows Vista - Duh! We Had To Tell The Stockholders Something
  • Finally We Can Bring You The Blue Screen Of Death In 1080p

Ubuntu Satanic Edition?

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The first version of Ubuntu Satanic Edition, “Evil Edgy”, is available for download from our secure APT repository. This release contains a number of themes to reveal Ubuntu’s darker side.

Resolution of Differences

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Let's settle this once and for all...

Ubuntu History

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Sent in by a friend:

Halloween Pumpkin Computers

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Some crafty chaps have gone to the trouble of modding computers befitting the season. One is based on a Dell Laptop mobo and the other is an old-world Mac.

More HERE with links to the articles.

Microsoft Vista stumbles at top digital show

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MIKE SIEVERT, Corporate VP of Microsoft Client Marketing spoke here at Digital Life about how the market has moved from early adopters to the mainstream market place. But a bug interrupted his encomium, or songs of praise.

God Created the World on a Computer?

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In the beginning there was the Computer.
And God said_
C:>LET THERE BE LIGHT!
Enter user-id.
C:>GOD
Enter password.

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