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So, there was this little company named Lindows who decided to make an operating system called, well, Lindows.

This made the big company called Microsoft very, very angry.  “You will confuse our customers.  They won't know the difference.” said Microsoft.  “No, no, no.  Users are smart.  They know the difference.  They will choose us because you are big and mean.”, said Lindows.

So Microsoft and Lindows went before the great Oracle, uh, I mean Judge. And the Judge said, “No Lindows, you are wrong.  Users will be confused.  You must change your name.”

So Lindows became Linspire and everyone was happy.

Then one day a lonely developer decided that Linux should be completely free, so sayeth the Great Gnu.  This lonely developer took all the bad trademarks out of Linspire and created Freespire to make the world right once again.

This made the little company called Linspire very, very angry.  “You will confuse our customers.  They won't know the difference.” said Linspire.  “No, no, no.  Users are smart.  They know the difference.  They will choose us because you are trying to sell free code.”, said the lonely developer.

But alas, the lonely developer was no match for Linspire and was afraid to see the Judge.

But none of this matter because Microsoft was too powerful and crushed them all.

The End

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 1:20 PM Humor | Back to top


Comments on this post: Pot, Meet Kettle

# Pot, Meet Kettle
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Heh, this post actually reads like a story out of a book of fairy tales. But I believe that there may be a message in there, too....
Left by Lockergnome's Linux Fanatics on Aug 31, 2005 10:42 PM

# re: Pot, Meet Kettle
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And history teaches us that even the mighty can fall. Microsoft is indeed an awesome competitor, however the forces arrayed against it are now winning more frequently.

I wouldn't suggest you put any money on your vision because it doesn't correspond to the world outside Redmond.
Left by Frank Daley on Sep 01, 2005 2:59 AM

# re: Pot, Meet Kettle
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so much for free software.
Left by Will's Place on Sep 01, 2005 5:37 AM

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