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Linux 3.11 Officially Named "Linux For Workgroups"

samzenpus posted 1 year,8 days | from the same-great-taste dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Linus Torvalds decided to change the code name for Linux 3.11 and even submitted an alternate Tux Logo. Heise reports: 'For this release, Linus Torvalds changed the code name from "Unicycling Gorilla" to "Linux for Workgroups" and modified the logo that some systems display when booting: it now depicts a Tux holding a flag with a symbol that is reminiscent of the logo of Windows for Workgroups 3.11, which was released in 1993.'"

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376 comments

what? (-1, Troll)

liamevo (1358257) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286123)

why?

Re:what? (5, Insightful)

SQLGuru (980662) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286183)

When I read the headline, I checked my calendar to make sure today wasn't April 1st........

Re:what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286669)

Yeah, me too.

God damn it. What the hell?

Guess. (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44287029)

Because open source geeks remain among the most maturity-challenged engineers in the industry.

Re:what? (5, Insightful)

serviscope_minor (664417) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286189)

Because it's funny?

And it really is. People have been cracking jokes for ages and it's nice to see it official. I like it when real projects are run by real people complete with sense of humour.

Re:what? (4, Insightful)

Dr.Dubious DDQ (11968) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286591)

Also, you just KNOW everyone was going to be calling it that anyway, so no point in not getting in on the fun.

Lest we forget... (5, Interesting)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286787)

If you used the Windows calculator[*], then the result of the calculation 3.11 - 3.1 would give zero, exactly. MS initially claimed it was just a display bug, but backed down later, and even fixed it after 10 years or so (Win 95). Even if you multiplied it by 1000 it still remained zero. With linux, the difference 3.11 - 3.1 is likely a tad larger.

[*] All Windows versions from Win 386 to WfWg 3.11, and possibly earlier but I did not check with Windows 1 or Windows 286. It even did this in WinOS2 (OS/2 versions 2.x, 3, and 4) and was touted as proof that WinOS2 used the same source code as Windows; it even had the same bugs.

Re:what? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286933)

I love this. Between this and Pat Volkerding's extremely low key way of reminiscing that it's been 20 years since he first announced his distro (official release 20 years this Wednesday -- btw somebody better fricking submit this here or slashdot is totally jumped as people say) I'm tempted to stick with Slackware on my troublesome laptop instead of trying to get my favourite BSD going on it (I have no technical (or any non-fanboi) reasons for any particular choice and I'm fine with that).

Re:what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286213)

Because funny!

Re:what? (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286321)

Why ? Because Linus has a sense of humor. Remember it was Microsoft that gave Linus a lot of grief in years past. This is just Linus having a little fun at Microsoft's expense. Also, Windows for Workgroups 3.11 was the first truly good consumer level version of Windows.

Re:what? (1)

sabri (584428) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286363)

Also, Windows for Workgroups 3.11 was the first truly good consumer level version of Windows.

I hope this does not mean that Linux is only 20 years behind Windows...

It is not. More people run Linux than ever, even if they don't really know it (think Android for example).

Re:what? (3, Interesting)

pecosdave (536896) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286445)

There are some uncomfortable comparisons here -

Much like Windows 3.11 the GUI in GUN/Linux isn't a core part of the OS - but a graphics server with window managers on top and all the real work being done by the OS under the manager.

On that note - has anyone ported Progman.exe to X? Would running Wine as the Window manager and Progman as the program count?

Re:what? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286519)

GUN/Linux

Is that the NRA distribution?

Re:what? (2)

kasperd (592156) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286817)

Much like Windows 3.11 the GUI in GUN/Linux isn't a core part of the OS - but a graphics server with window managers on top and all the real work being done by the OS under the manager.

That is true, but the similarity doesn't go much further than that. If you look at the capabilities of the OS underneath, there is a major difference between Linux and DOS. (Even to this day some of the limitations inherited from DOS are still found in modern Windows versions. The last Windows user I came across wasn't able to open a command line window more than 80 characters wide.)

Re:what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286889)

has anyone ported Progman.exe to X? Would running Wine as the Window manager and Progman as the program count

oh... oh god...

Re:what? (4, Insightful)

sjames (1099) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286983)

Why uncomfortable? Keeping the GUI out of the kernel is the right thing to do. It's one of the reasons Linux has a better reputation for security and stability than Windows.

Re:what? (-1, Redundant)

war4peace (1628283) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286455)

hence why it's a bad idea to name it like that. For people unfamiliar with Linux, but familiar with Windows, this is exactly what they take out of this: that Linux finally reached the level Windows was, 20 years ago.

This is definitely a symptom of the Linux mindset: they don't care (or don't understand) that they need to keep it simple and explicit if they want to get out of the niche and reach the larger crowd of potential customers. It's the reason development doesn't talk directly to customers, as good business practice. They speak different languages.

Re:what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286573)

Grow a sense of humor. It's obvious that you've failed to do so thus far.

Re:what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286601)

>>It's the reason development doesn't talk directly to customers, as good business practice. They speak different languages.

Ah.. All this time i thought it was because Sales, Product mgmt. and Middle management gain political power by being able to cut Development out of the loop.. Thanks for clearing that up, daddy-o!

Re:what? (4, Insightful)

serviscope_minor (664417) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286645)

For people unfamiliar with Linux, but familiar with Windows, this is exactly what they take out of this:

No, that's ridiculous. To most people outside the tech world Windows 3.11 for Workgroups is at most a very distant memory and probably something utterly unknown.

This is definitely a symptom of the Linux mindset: they don't care (or don't understand) that they need to keep it simple and explicit if they want to get out of the niche and reach the larger crowd of potential customers.

Keep what simple? It's a kernel. The only people who care about the kernel are distro maintainers, system administrators and hackers. Anyone else will at most see "Ununtu Various Vertibrates" or even less, "Android".

It's the reason development doesn't talk directly to customers

No one is a customer of the kernel development team.

And finally, I do not want to live in a world or community so ruled by corporate blandness that anything vaguely amusing is excised from life entirely. Thankfully the F/OSS community hasn't suffered from that.

Re:what? (5, Insightful)

r1348 (2567295) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286679)

No sorry, we don't wish to appease humorless morons.

Re:what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286767)

If people downloaded Linux and only Linux for use in a desktop environment, I would agree with you. However, the only exposure it receives with respect to the "larger crowd" is large, usually corporate-sponsored distributions such as Ubuntu, SUSE, and RHEL. You admit yourself that development doesn't speak with "customers." You're simply nitpicking to appear intelligent or insightful.

Protip: It backfired.

Re:what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286879)

Idiot. This is the codename of a kernel. Most people don't even know the kernels had code names (I didn't until today, and I've been compiling them for a while now), most people don't even know what is a kernel. Are you some dumbfuck MS shill?

Re:what? (1)

Arancaytar (966377) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286529)

Also, Windows for Workgroups 3.11 was the first truly good consumer level version of Windows.

Also the second-last, counting XP.

( :trollface: )

Re:what? (1)

pipatron (966506) | 1 year,8 days | (#44287011)

I'd argue that Windows 98SE would fit in between somewhere. Otherwise I fully agree. :)

Re:what? (1)

beltsbear (2489652) | 1 year,8 days | (#44287065)

No. Windows actually seems to follow the Star Trek Movie approach and it has been quite uncanny. Every other MAJOR release has some merits.

Win 3.11 good
Win 95 bad
Win 98 good
Win me bad (yes, I know win 2000 pro is missing from this list but at the time it was expensive and most were burned with win me)
Win xp good
Win vista (the worst)
Win 7 good
Win 8 bad

Re:what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286339)

why?

Because Linux 3.11 is about as useful as Windows 3.11

did they add 64 bit disk and file access (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286483)

Win 3.11 added 32 bit

ooh! so it now has SOCKETS! (1)

swschrad (312009) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286913)

magic, we can install that Web thing in Linux now! I can dig this! does it allow me to use two modems to get 96K speed?

Re:what? (2)

Hymer (856453) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286971)

Because:
  • - Linus is the Überpenguin so he can do it
  • - WfW 3.11 was released 20 years ago
  • - it is funny

btw. Why was that a Troll ?

But will Microsoft sue? (4, Interesting)

tepples (727027) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286131)

As of Windows 7, Microsoft no longer uses the "flag" as a mark to identify Windows. But what claim would Microsoft still have against the use of the flag [h-online.com] ?

Re:But will Microsoft sue? (4, Insightful)

MetalliQaZ (539913) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286181)

If they're smart they will simply smirk at the jab and do nothing. It's a small piece of free advertisement.

Re:But will Microsoft sue? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286667)

I have never read that Stevie Ballmer has a sense of humor.

I mean, I'm pretty sure "developers! developers! developers!" was dead serious...:-)

Re:But will Microsoft sue? (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286863)

"I have never read that Stevie Ballmer has a sense of humor."

Then you clearly know absolutely nothing about ballmer

Re:But will Microsoft sue? (4, Insightful)

HideyoshiJP (1392619) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286833)

If I had to guess, most of the Windows team members would chuckle at it, while the legal department runs around screaming "fire!"

Re:But will Microsoft sue? (4, Informative)

Trepidity (597) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286331)

It's pretty clearly a parody, not a trademark misuse that could cause confusion in the marketplace.

Re:But will Microsoft sue? (1)

gmuslera (3436) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286407)

They aren't using the FAT filesystem anymore and still blackmail android vendors because they "own" it.

Re:But will Microsoft sue? (2)

pspahn (1175617) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286411)

eh? [wikipedia.org]

Two different flags (4, Informative)

tepples (727027) | 1 year,8 days | (#44287027)

Windows 7 uses the Windows XP flag [wikipedia.org] , not the different flag [wikipedia.org] used for Windows 3.1 through Windows 2000. The XP flag has two curves in it and no dots; the Windows 3.1 flag has one curve in the flag and one curve in the dots.

Godwin's law [pineight.com] anyone?

Does that mean that this release of Linux (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286133)

...is one of the buggiest OS's in the history of software?

Re:Does that mean that this release of Linux (1)

chromas (1085949) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286365)

I suppose, if you don't consider any of the other Windows releases.

So now Linux is only 20 years behind windows? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286135)

I can't wait to see Linux 95. The Linux market will explode when that comes out.

Re:So now Linux is only 20 years behind windows? (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286203)

I could have sworn I'd already used Linux Vista...

Linux 8 (1)

tepples (727027) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286267)

I could have sworn that some netbooks a few years back shipped with Linux 8. The netbook market was GNU/Linux's big chance to shine, but Xandros on Eee PC, Linpus on Aspire One, and Ubuntu Moblin Remix on Inspiron mini had to spoil it.

Re: Linux 8 (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286795)

Linux got great reviews when the first netbooks came out. In fact they sold quite well right up until Microsoft made shipping windows with ALL PC's mandatory for any hardware vendor that wanted a better price on windows licenses.

Re:So now Linux is only 20 years behind windows? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286777)

I could have sworn I'd already used Linux Vista...

Nah with the GNOMETARDS we're full in the Linux 8 experience crapfest.

Re:So now Linux is only 20 years behind windows? (3, Funny)

MetalliQaZ (539913) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286211)

Windows95 was really just a GUI running on top of DOS. Download GNOME and you've got it already!

Re:So now Linux is only 20 years behind windows? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286333)

Windows95 was really just a GUI running on top of DOS. Download GNOME and you've got it already!

Compared to Gnome, Windows95 is lightweight and responsive.

Re:So now Linux is only 20 years behind windows? (1)

pecosdave (536896) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286467)

95C - with IE stripped out.

Windows 95 didn't get usable until after 98 should have already been out with the C revision. Then it was better by far than the original 98.

Re:So now Linux is only 20 years behind windows? (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286555)

In much the same way that a Hot Wheels car is "lightweight and responsive" compared to a Lamborghini, yes.

Re:So now Linux is only 20 years behind windows? (3, Funny)

Bill, Shooter of Bul (629286) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286681)

Yes. Windows 95 was by far the lightest weight and most responsive of Operating systems. Unfortunatly, every other response was a blue screen...

Re:So now Linux is only 20 years behind windows? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286917)

Yes. Windows 95 was by far the lightest weight and most responsive of Operating systems. Unfortunatly, every other response was a blue screen...

Yes. Windows 95 was by far the lightest weight and most responsive of Operating systems with the exception of every operating system that came before it save one (windows NT). Unfortunatly, every other response was a blue screen...

Fixed that for you.

Re:So now Linux is only 20 years behind windows? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286439)

Windows95 was really just a GUI running on top of DOS. Download GNOME and you've got it already!

So was Windows 3.11 (actually even more so: you started it from DOS by typing win, and it still used a lot of DOS resources directly).

Re:So now Linux is only 20 years behind windows? (1)

jones_supa (887896) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286515)

Windows95 was really just a GUI running on top of DOS. Download GNOME and you've got it already!

GNOME is just a GUI running on top of Linux.

Linus has jumped the shark (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286151)

Time to retire.

Re:Linus has jumped the shark (5, Insightful)

eyegor (148503) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286261)

The term "Jumped The Shark" has jumped the shark as well.

Re:Linus has jumped the shark (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286475)

With which specific event?

"Jumped the shark" refers to a definite, specific event when something stops being good/cool.

What was the shark jump for "jumped the shark"?

Re:Linus has jumped the shark (1)

pjt33 (739471) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286689)

The first time it was used in a post on the web.

yo dawg, I heard you like jumping sharks... (1)

Thud457 (234763) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286769)

In capitalist Hollywood, shark jumps YOU! [motherjones.com]

Re:Linus has jumped the shark (1)

HornWumpus (783565) | 1 year,8 days | (#44287059)

It's now 'nuked the fridge'.

Only old farts (like me) have even heard of 'Happy Days'.

Hilarious (5, Funny)

Arker (91948) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286165)

Good to see Linus still has a sense of humor.

I suppose shipping intentionally buggy IPX drivers with it might be taking the joke too far though.

Re:Hilarious (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286241)

They can always implement NetBEUI and watch as we one by one shoot ourselves.

Re:Hilarious (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286651)

'tis was the only safe way to enable filesharing for windows upto XP. binding
fileshare to NetBEUI was waaayyy more better then using the netBIOS over TCP/IP
thingy. remember how one could "C:>net send msg hello world" spam whole public
ip ranges with computers with no firewall and connected via dial-up?

Re:Hilarious (1)

HornWumpus (783565) | 1 year,8 days | (#44287101)

You enable netBIOS on IPX/SPX. and leave TCP/IP only for web browsing...I shouldn't remember this.

Re:Hilarious (2)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286315)

Who needs IPX when Linsock support is finally included out of the box?

awww (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286167)

awwwwww how cute.

humor (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286175)

Good stuff

Reminds me of RAM Doubler (2)

tepples (727027) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286223)

From the h-online article: "Zswap, a component that tries to compress and store in RAM memory areas that would otherwise need to be swapped, has now left the staging branch." It surprises me that it took this long to implement swapping to a compressed RAM disk. Or were they waiting for patents related to Connectix RAM Doubler [sattlers.org] to expire?

Re:Reminds me of RAM Doubler (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44287061)

1) It has been *implemented* for quite some time now, all that has happened now is that it has been marked ready for the masses.
2) It works dynamically, taking up system ram as needed it does not need a ramdisk.

Finally (4, Funny)

etash (1907284) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286245)

Linux is catching up with windows. 20 more years to go! yay!

Re:Finally (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286477)

You getting it wrong, windows is catching up with Linux. On how many devices linux is running this days, and on how many windows? Desktop that people throw out of the windows this days (Windows). Tablets, phones, 90% of servers facing the web run on linux/unix based OS.

Re:Finally (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286649)

I bet good old DOS would run pretty well on all of the same hardware if they had kept compatibility up.......so really, it's not saying much.

Re:Finally (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286895)

Windows cannot be playing catch-up when there were in the lead. Linux is still catching up because no one is throwing their desktop out (despite popular belief) and at least Android, far as I know, only uses bits of the Linux kernel (not exactly a Linux OS).

Re:Finally (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286705)

You should have said that it is catching up with GNU/windows.

Re:Finally (2)

AvitarX (172628) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286745)

As a regular user of Cygwin, I can honestly say GNU/windows is pretty awesome.

Re:Finally (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286723)

I can't wait for Linux 95.

The big technological advancement will be the addition of the Start button to the kernel. Then Linux will have caught up to windows, unless MS manages to add that technology to windows 8 much earlier.

Re:Finally (1)

AvitarX (172628) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286759)

should be out in 2096

How many get the reference (3, Funny)

sl4shd0rk (755837) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286255)

without reading TFA.
get off my lawn. ha

Re:How many get the reference (-1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286371)

That's real retarded, sir. That's real retarded to do that, sir. You don't know Trayvon. He would tell me to get off the phone if he was gonna get hisself into a fight.

Re:How many get the reference (2)

steelfood (895457) | 1 year,8 days | (#44287031)

Obligatory xkcd [xkcd.com] .

He said he'd do it in 2011 (1)

intermodal (534361) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286269)

and how he has. Good show, old man!

I still think KDE 3.11 should have been emblazoned with custom splashes reading "for WorkKroups" or something by default. Version 3.11 has become something of a running gag in software circles.

Re:He said he'd do it in 2011 (1)

jones_supa (887896) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286559)

There was never KDE 3.11.

Not cool. (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286301)

Okay, haha, cute joke.

I hope he reverts this before release. The last thing I need is clients calling me up and demanding an explanation as to why their diskless terminals are booting to the usual penguin + the windows logo (they're too stupid to realize it's not technically the exact logo from 3.11).

And yeah, before anyone tells me how stupid that is, I'm aware I can disable that feature entirely- it's still handy to see the number of CPUs during boot because the APIC stuff scrolls off the screen almost instantly. And yeah, I'm aware I can change it. The point is that I shouldn't have to because Torvalds thinks he's being funny. It's really unprofessional to pull something like this. A few admins will laugh at it, but for those of us in Serious Business (TM) it's not very funny.

Re:Not cool. (1)

tepples (727027) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286437)

they're too stupid to realize it's not technically the exact logo from 3.11

It is the same, just flipped horizontally. Colors in the same order and everything.

Re:Not cool. (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286611)

skip 3.11 then ...

Re:Not cool. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286865)

Okay, haha, cute joke.

I hope he reverts this before release. The last thing I need is clients calling me up and demanding an explanation as to why their diskless terminals are booting to the usual penguin + the windows logo (they're too stupid to realize it's not technically the exact logo from 3.11).

And yeah, before anyone tells me how stupid that is, I'm aware I can disable that feature entirely- it's still handy to see the number of CPUs during boot because the APIC stuff scrolls off the screen almost instantly. And yeah, I'm aware I can change it. The point is that I shouldn't have to because Torvalds thinks he's being funny. It's really unprofessional to pull something like this. A few admins will laugh at it, but for those of us in Serious Business (TM) it's not very funny.

GET A LIFE.
Damn I forget we're on ./

Re:Not cool. (1)

jones_supa (887896) | 1 year,8 days | (#44287043)

It's really unprofessional to pull something like this. A few admins will laugh at it, but for those of us in Serious Business (TM) it's not very funny.

I have to agree. If I suddenly came across that logo I might think that the machine is compromised by some script kiddies.

Also freaked out a bit when GROMACS (molecular dynamics package used by Folding@Home) started to display those random "Good ROcking Metal Altar for Chronical Sinners" messages every time it started the simulation.

Can't possibly be true (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286305)

It can't be true. It would be an incredibly juvenile stunt, not to mention a tacit admission of Windows envy. Why would Linus do such a thing?

Re:Can't possibly be true (4, Insightful)

lister king of smeg (2481612) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286425)

its not windows envy it a joke. loosen up man

Too bad they mucked with the logo (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286389)

Now suddenly it's not funny anymore. Jokes are funny when they're subtle, like smart double entendres. Not so much when it's rubbed into your face.

Re:Too bad they mucked with the logo (-1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286571)

Most linux programmers have ass burgers, so you kinda HAVE to rub it in their faces, otherwise they won't 'get' the joke. I mean, they're practically mouth breathing otakus that suck their own dicks. You could show a linux programmer the funniest movie in the world and they will never laugh while watching it. They will look at you while you are laughing, and they will say "why are laughing?"

The fact that anyone even thinks the "Linux 3.11 for Workgroups" thing is funny speaks to a level of retardedness equal only to Rachel Jeantel's IQ. On an unrelated note, I hope I don't have to deal with any retards "flash mobbing" tonight. I know I'll fucking stand my ground if I'm assaulted by any of those blacks. What makes them think that chimping out all over the USA is a good idea? Do they not know that most people have guns?

Re:Too bad they mucked with the logo (3, Funny)

richpoore (925284) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286635)

It is funny, and I know funny. I'm a clownfish.

This is Awesome! Linus gives a nod to Windows 3.11 (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286447)

This is Awesome!

Linus gives a nod to Windows 3.11 with a sense of humor . This will create some buzz in the open sauce world. I thought it was pretty clever, too bad no one else did. I just wonder how Emballmer will react os...er I mean react to this. Another chair gets thrown in Redmond? The MSFT legal team files suit against Linus? Or maybe Ballmer will laugh it off and actually thank Linus for this tribute? Laughter is much needed in Redmond now!

Re:This is Awesome! Linus gives a nod to Windows 3 (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286791)

Laughter is much needed in Redmond now!

There's plenty of laughter around there - from people who pass by - because of their Windows 8, Windows Phone 7 and 8, the ugly as ass Nokia phones, Surface RT, Surface Pro, Xbox One, and now the latest non-sensical restructuring of the company.

And despite all this, MS are still laughing all the way to the bank. I'm waiting for the inevitable reality kick when they just crash and burn, and wake up from their delusions.

Reminds me of a different OS. (2, Insightful)

Bill_the_Engineer (772575) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286625)

I hope the experience will be better than MS Windows for Workgroups.

JUCK (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,8 days | (#44286761)

I now have a real reason to replace the kernel-logo ...

Yo Linus! (1)

stox (131684) | 1 year,8 days | (#44286939)

It is supposed to be Open Source, not Open Sores. Some of us are still scarred from the nightmare of WFW.

Re:Yo Linus! (1)

Greyfox (87712) | 1 year,8 days | (#44287019)

No kidding. I was working the OS/2 support line at the time. Rumors at the time had it that Microsoft introduced that version entirely to force IBM to play catch-up with their Windows support. I seem to recall they started their biweekly releases of DirectX drivers shortly after that, as well.
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