Sun 17 Apr 2005 08:33:51 PM PDT
Random things you might overhear in 2005
"Thanks for the Linux CD but I put my old OS back on my machine so that I could get my music collection back."
"Joe, since we put in the Linux desktops we only need one desktop support person, so we're going to have to let you go."
"I figured I was entitled to those songs since I paid 99 cents each for them, so when that stupid media player told me I couldn't listen to them on my new computer I got the MP3s from eXeem."
"Joe, since we put in the Linux desktops we only need one desktop support person, and Eliza likes that printer status page you did, so you can transfer to the Intranet team."
"So let me get this straight: this DMCA thing that you've been complaining about for five years is the law that's letting that spyware company sue that spyware removal company? Why didn't you say so?"
"Yes, we could put in a Samba server instead but really, there's no reason -- there's a special incentive package that lets companies like yours get free Client Access Licenses. Let me make a couple calls and get you a new proposal."
"How many times do I have to tell you? It's Debian GNU/OpenSolaris! Stop calling it the Linux box!"