Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

The Geek Who Cried FUD

Filed under
Linux
OSS

Once upon a time there was a pasty-faced geek who lived in his mother's basement and spent his time hacking and collecting online porn. He considered himself an open source expert and took pleasure in displaying his vastly superior knowledge on online forums with such eloquent statements as "RTFM NOOB!"

Late one night this geek stumbled across a blog where someone suggested improvements that could be made to the GNU/Linux desktop. In the comments the geek berated the blogger as a freeloader and then proceeded to share a link to the post on multiple social networks, calling the blogger a leech and a FUD-spreader. Everyone went to look, but the post clearly contained no FUD.

Several nights later, while downing a box of powdered gem donuts, the geek came across news that a national chain of electronics stores would be training its employees on how to steer people away from GNU/Linux and towards Windows. The geek broadcast this news far and wide, announcing the FUD-training stategy and even calling for a boycott and protests of the store.

Rest Here




More in Tux Machines

PuppEX Linux Live CD Now Based on Puppy Xenial, Compatible with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Arne Exton informs us about the availability of a new stable build of its Puppy-derived PuppEX Linux Live CD distribution, version 160822, which is now using the latest kernel and software applications. Read more

KDevelop 5.0 Open-Source IDE Officially Released with New C/C++ Language Support

After being in development for the past two years, the open-source KDevelop IDE (Integrated Development Environment) software has finally reached the 5.0 milestone. Read more

Open source drone controller has an FPGA-enhanced brain

Aerotenna has launched an open source, $499 “OcPoc” drone flight controller that runs Linux on an Altera Cyclone V ARM/FPGA SoC. Lawrence, Kansas based Aerotenna, which bills itself as “the leading provider of innovative microwave sensors and flight control systems,” describes OcPoC (Octagonal Pilot on Chip) as a ready-to-fly, open source flight control platform. The system integrates an IMU, barometer, GPS, and a CSI-camera interface. Read more

Linux Kernel 3.16.37 LTS Is a Massive Update with Tons of Networking Changes

Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 3.2.82 LTS, maintainer Ben Hutchings proudly informed the community about the availability of the thirty-seventh maintenance update to the Linux 3.16 LTS kernel series. Read more