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Old 12-16-2005, 09:06 AM   #1
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Ode to Linux

Twas the week before Christmas
And all round the house
The only things stirring
Were me and my mouse?

I was working with windows
It was making me fractious,
And I knew that quite soon
I would have to take actions.

It slowed and it stuttered
And finally froze
Then showed me a "blue screen" at the end of my nose,
My anger was rising and thoughts turned quite bad
PC through the window was one that I had?

But my genetics and lineage ensured my calm;
And decided, the computer should come to no harm.
The o/s is to blame and will never improve
I was conned by Bill Gates and this upgraded move.

Then I had an idea as I sat in my muse,
I have other options like Mandrake or Suse,
or Debian, Red Hat, and Fedora Core,
Puppy, Ubuntu and so many more.

I entered a disc in my CD Rom drive
And sat back and watched the PC come alive,
As it smoothly installed the o/s Suse 10
I know I will never use windows again.

Merry Christmas Linux
Old 12-16-2005, 10:01 AM   #2
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*APPLAUSE* Very nicely done. I like it a lot.
Old 12-16-2005, 10:34 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Matir
*APPLAUSE* Very nicely done. I like it a lot.
Here, Here! I second that emotion.

Peace V

Last edited by cuiq; 12-16-2005 at 10:37 AM.
Old 12-16-2005, 11:45 AM   #4
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Right on! That'll be going out to my dad, hes a die-hard windows guy. There's one for every OS in my house, I'm the linux man, my dad's windows and my brother is a apple-head. So we all are continually trying to bring eachother to our respective sides

Love it, thanks for that amusing little piece of christmas!
Old 12-16-2005, 12:58 PM   #5
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Its quite good. I'm going to save it in a file myself. The distro naming is the weakest part of the poem and it doesn't flow as well.
Old 12-16-2005, 01:22 PM   #6
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Excellent! The scansion slips a little, here and there, but it is very good.


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