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MSN Search Blocking Results For XFree86?

simoniker posted more than 10 years ago | from the because-they-made-a-mistake? dept.

Censorship 875

Peacefire writes "Thomas Shaddack spotted this on http://www.root.cz/ (in Czech) -- if you go to http://search.msn.com/ and search for 'XFree86', it tells you that you've 'entered a search term that is likely to return adult content', and directs you to the porn search engine NightSurf.com, which lists a bunch of porn sites that ostensibly match the term 'XFree86'. If you search for 'XFree86' on Google, however, it's clear that the top matching terms returned by a normal search, are XFree86 sites, are not a bunch of porn sites. MSN is apparently blocking the specific term 'XFree86' and not just filtering on something stupid like the 'X' or the 'Free', since you can search for 'XFree85' and 'XFree87' with no problem. And search terms like 'Linux', 'AOL' and 'Macintosh' are allowed, so at least MSN hasn't simply blacklisted all competitors' keywords as 'porn', but why would they be blocking 'XFree86'?"

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Mirror List (4, Informative)

RobertB-DC (622190) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457532)

Since it's about to get Slashdotted, here is the mirror list section from the xfree86.org [xfree86.org] site:

Web Mirrors

Our web site is very busy and often causes timed out connections. The following sites have been verified as being both accurate and reliable in their mirroring process, and so we recommend these for the best access:

Costa Rica [ulatina.ac.cr]
Copenhagen, Denmark [opensource.cph.dk]
Paris, France [ovh.net]
St. Denis, France [univ-paris8.fr]
Berlin, Germany [berlios.de]
Dortmund, Germany [desiato.de]
Athens, Greece [xfree86.ntua.gr]
Seoul, Korea [mirror.or.kr]
Amsterdam, Netherlands [kookel.org]
Bucharest, Romania [unibuc.ro]
London, United Kingdom [earth.li]

Not posting as AC 'cause the troll potential would be too high...

Re:Mirror List (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457565)

bullshit. not even one links leads to the xfree86 site. fucking karma whore.

Re:Mirror List (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457648)

bullshit. not even one links leads to the xfree86 site. fucking karma whore.

Heh, moderated as flamebait when the point made is 100% true. Not a single link in the story leads to the xfree site.

Re:Mirror List (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457593)

Possibly the worst karma whore ever. Try harder next time.

XFree 86 (0)

The UberDork (689979) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457599)

Odd enough .. search for XFree 86 .. and bingo the first result if XFree86.org

Re:Mirror List (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457644)

xfree86 isn't linked in the article.

Nice try, though.

And whats this bullshit about troll potential being too high? Were all adults, we can check links ourselves dumbass.

Mod the whore down. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457681)

None of the links in the story even come close to the xfree site. Worst karma whore ever.

Re:Mirror List (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457700)

Since it's about to get Slashdotted... ...I suggest we nominate them for the only site to be slashdotted without being linked from Slashdot.

Obviously... (0)

shog9 (154858) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457534)

6 is a terribly, terribly dirty number...

XFree69 (5, Funny)

vondo (303621) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457535)

Even a search for XFree69 [msn.com] doesn't return the porn warning.

Something has gotta be wrong with that.

Re:XFree69 (5, Funny)

Zocalo (252965) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457623)

I wonder if MSN has one of those big screen displays of search queries in real-time like Google does. If they do I bet there's a few people looking at the screen scrolling "XFree69" ad infinitum and wondering "WTF!?!" right about now.

Art not Pr0n... (1, Funny)

twoslice (457793) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457653)

No No No... If it is free then it is called art. If you have to pay for it then it is Pr0n.

What's weird (5, Interesting)

prostoalex (308614) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457541)

XFree85 seems to work [msn.com]
And so does XFree87 [msn.com]

Here's a search for a possible culprit - just x86 [msn.com] . Seems fine, although notice how the first 9 results are all AMD, with some impostor Intel claiming #10 spot (and it's not even Intel's site, it's Solaris on Intel document).

But back to searches for XFree86. So it wasn't the X86 part, how about
free86 [msn.com] - oh, look, XFree86.org is listed with Microsoft search engine after all. You just don't search it by name, search it by keyword that's reasonably close.

Re:What's weird (2, Informative)

Anonymous Crowhead (577505) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457587)

As does Xfree [msn.com]

Re:What's weird (5, Funny)

paulschroeder (757739) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457607)

The "Free" part is probably what scares them.
"I have an alternative? And it's what?"

Re:What's weird (3, Interesting)

gasgesgos (603192) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457643)

XFree finds the XFree86 site as well... I think some porn sites plastered the term "XFree86" all over themselves so a majority of the search results are for porn sites. MSN sees this and won't show any of the results. A basic search for "porn" also yields the exact same result. A warning for adult content shows up, and there's a link for a search at nightsurf.com I don't see anything evil related to MSN specifically blocking any search terms. I just see a search engine that likes to block "adult content".

Re:What's weird (1)

trentblase (717954) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457707)

Obviously MS is trying to stifle competition in it's porn empire by blocking other porn sites. Now, let me get back to browsing the CarnalKnowledgeBase.

Re:What's weird (1, Informative)

Svartormr (692822) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457654)

And searching for ia32 [msn.com] doesn't have an Intel site in the first 15 hits.

Re:What's weird (2, Informative)

Ctrl-Z (28806) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457688)

Here's a search for a possible culprit - just x86. Seems fine, although notice how the first 9 results are all AMD, with some impostor Intel claiming #10 spot (and it's not even Intel's site, it's Solaris on Intel document).

This is unsurprising. Intel in general does not refer to them as x86.

Google search result [google.com]

Re:What's weird (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457698)

Because lots of porn deals with 18 year olds, and the birthdate of someone 18 this year is 1986 that could be one, possible, if very far afield theory.

they don't want another linux (0, Redundant)

meatbridge (443871) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457550)

where is linux on their enemies list? they don't need someone else coming up and stealing more market share.

X Windows (4, Interesting)

dukerobinson (624739) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457551)

Perhaps they are blocking it because anything that uses the term "Windows" they consider to be a threat. Just look how "Lindows" Has had to change it's website to l---ws.com in several European countries

Re:X Windows (4, Informative)

trmj (579410) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457617)

Just look how "Lindows" Has had to change it's website to l---ws.com in several European countries

I believe you mean lin---s.com [lin---s.com]

Re:X Windows (1)

byolinux (535260) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457628)

well, it could have changed it to something else completely, it's just that IMO Michael Robertson's company seems to sell itself on the grounds of 'Well, we have a lawsuit with Microsoft over our name'

Fair enough, Microsoft shouldn't be able to sue over ?indows, but Robertson shouldn't be allowed to base everything his company does on the fact the Microsoft sued.

Re:X Windows (1, Offtopic)

lullabud (679893) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457682)

That makes good sense, but yet I still find it incredibly absurd, considering that Macintosh had a windowing environment back when MS still had DOS. They just claimed the term windows for their own and now they defend it tooth and nail and then some. I hope this doesn't become the issues with the whole virtual desktop patent deal. When I look at the way the legal system works I understand where they're coming from, but in reality it's just silly.

Well... (-1, Redundant)

Psychic Burrito (611532) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457555)

Well, it contains "X", like in "X-rated", "XXX" and so on, plus it contains the word "free", which is very common among sex sites (or so I heard, not that I have ever visited them, mind you), so I guess that if your search engine algorithm is not all too good, it might very well be possible that adult results come up, don't you think?

Re:Well... (1)

goates (412876) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457588)

XFree69, XFree85 and XFree87 appear to work though...

goates

Re:Well... (0)

zuzzabuzz (561231) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457601)

Then why not XFree85 or XFree87?

Re:Well... (1)

jpmkm (160526) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457610)

XFree works, yet XFree86 does not.

Re:Well... (1)

E-Rock (84950) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457613)

That wouldn't explain why the 85 and 87 variants don't come up the same way.

Re:Well... (1)

toiletmonster (722398) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457618)

its weird though, because a search for xfree yields non porn results including xfree86.org

Re:Well... (0, Redundant)

silverbolt (578120) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457624)

Doesn't seem to work like that.. if search terms Xfree85 and Xfree87 are behaving normally.

Then why can I search for "XFree85" and "XFree85"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457658)

Re:Well... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457722)

That's a stupid assumption. Didn't you read the story? XFree85 AND XFree87 work. Your theory is flawed. RTFA.

Because I'm so sure that MSN users are that smart (5, Funny)

themaddone (180841) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457556)

Not to beat the dead horse, but how many people using MSN as a search engine would know a thing about XFree86?

Re:Because I'm so sure that MSN users are that sma (1)

SQLz (564901) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457603)

True. If you have reached a level of cluefulness where you need to find information on Xfree86 then you are using Google as well.

Re:Because I'm so sure that MSN users are that sma (5, Funny)

MooseByte (751829) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457616)


"how many people using MSN as a search engine would know a thing about XFree86?"

Apparently none, given the MSN results.

XXXFree86 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457558)

new name?

What no porn? (0)

fodi (452415) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457559)

Well, it's decided... I'm sticking with MSN search... pr0n me !!

Maybe... (2, Funny)

ImTwoSlick (723185) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457560)

Maybe they meant to ban XFree69, but just made a typo.

1st post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457562)

1st post

More likely a stupid mistake... (2, Redundant)

The Uninformed (107798) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457564)

otherwise searchinf for Free86 [msn.com] would have been blocked... right now it returns xfree86.org

Update your bookmarks (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457570)

I see how it is (5, Funny)

Zorak Man (732141) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457573)

1. Linux with Xfree86
2. ???
3. porn

I mean come on, can't you see that?

Nothing to see here (-1, Troll)

LittleLebowskiUrbanA (619114) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457574)

I doubt the XFree86 Project is high on Microsoft's enemy's list [wustl.edu] . No conspiracy here, move along.

It's there service (0, Insightful)

Solosoft (622322) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457575)

It is there free service ... if you don't like it use somthing else like google or yahoo.
Let MSN do what they wish ... you keep doing what your doing and they keep doing what there doing.
Just my 2 cents

Re:It's there service (4, Insightful)

Trillan (597339) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457645)

The point, I think, is that the only way people are going to know it is doing stuff like this (and thus, be able to make an educated decision) is if stuff like this is public.

I mean, if Google was blocking all search results for Linux-related sites, wouldn't you want to know? Especially if you already know the Linux sites, and thus don't search for their existence (if not content) on a regular basis.

But think of the proles! (1, Informative)

MacFury (659201) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457665)

The general populous uses Microsoft products, if those products prohibit you from looking at alternatives...well...that's a big damn problem.

Hmm... (2, Interesting)

mgcsinc (681597) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457580)

This is a use of market share to gain market share, which could easily be seen as an antitrust violation. The question is, does it count as hindering a consumer's capability to investigate competitors in this unique situation, where users would be attempting to do so via the infrastructure of the original company. Interesting indeed...

Re:Hmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457631)

Only if you're forced to use msn.com for searches which you aren't. There's many better alternatives which are *used*. Who actually uses msn anyways besides the person who submitted the article?

Probably just a mistake (4, Insightful)

RalphBNumbers (655475) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457581)

search terms like 'Linux', 'AOL' and 'Macintosh' are allowed, so at least MSN hasn't simply blacklisted all competitors' keywords as 'porn', but why would they be blocking 'XFree86'?"
Like the short man said, "Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence".

Of course the fact that such mistakes can be made, and left undiscovered for so long, speaks against closed blicklists like MSN's.

Maybe its the license? (5, Funny)

ag3n7 (442539) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457584)

Maybe they don't like the new license and are blocking it for our own good?

Oh, they block Linux, Macintosh, and other terms (1)

csoto (220540) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457590)

You better believe it. Google for something, then use MSN Search. You'll get vastly different results (always poor results on MSN).

Google is the ticket. MSN Search blows.

Re:Oh, they block Linux, Macintosh, and other term (2, Interesting)

airConditionedGypsy (703864) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457660)

Keep in mind that the first set of MSN search results are paid advertiser links..

In my (admittedly limited) use of MSN, top non-sponsored results are vaguely comparable to what Google returns.

what about Xbox? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457594)

Has anyone tried variants on "X Box"?

nightsurf! (5, Funny)

termos (634980) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457597)

I continued to nightsurf [nightsurf.com] and i found another side of XFree86!

Live Now: Free cams with 'xfree86':(Click to zoom)

Get 'xfree86' at the Websites of the Hottest & Naughtiest Webcam Starlets, Hunks, Couples & Groups in the World. Click any star to visit!

Looking for xfree86? I deliver, and I'm live right now.

It sure it convenient with a graphical user interface but this is TOO MUCH.

Interesting - tinfoil hat time (1)

LordKazan (558383) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457652)

who wants to be some microsoft cronies set that up so they could do that

Re:nightsurf! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457693)

Great Neverwinter Sig!!

NightSurf.com (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457602)

Anyone know who's behind NightSurf.com (other than WebPower, Inc)? I'm not used to this high profile a company not even having an address, etc. I searched "all the usual" places. I'm not sure which state WebPower is incorporated. I guess I could start with Delaware, most sneaky companies use Delaware.

It's just the first step (5, Funny)

ENOENT (25325) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457606)

MSFT is going to block all websites containing the letter "X", which will be all of their competition.

I.e. Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, hot XXX grits, etc.

Roman numerals (5, Funny)

tepples (727027) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457657)

Blocking web pages whose titles include a word starting with X would block the Super Bowl, which for the last few decades has used the letter "X" in the name of each event as part of the Roman serial number.


Little kid told me that an "XXX" movie means you have to be thirty years old to get in.

Re:It's just the first step (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457687)

windows Xp

Re:It's just the first step (1)

ENOENT (25325) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457705)

Shh. Don't tell Bill until it's too late.

Re:It's just the first step (1)

a!b!c! (137622) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457703)

Don't forget windows Eks Pee!

I challenge somebody to find a more moronic slashdot story.

Re:It's just the first step (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457725)

Xbox?

Well, or course... (4, Funny)

switcha (551514) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457615)

Why of course it's naughty.

Don't tell me I'm the only one who asks my wife if she wants to XFree86 tonight?

MSN has strange blocking restrictions (4, Interesting)

nvrrobx (71970) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457619)

Hotmail blocks my best friend's last name, which is Raper, because it's "offensive"...

Re:MSN has strange blocking restrictions (2, Interesting)

Cerv (711134) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457679)

My friend has taken to spelling his name "C.umming" to get round exactly that problem.

Re:MSN has strange blocking restrictions (4, Funny)

caluml (551744) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457706)

Feel sorry for the residents of this town [thisisscunthorpe.co.uk] then. It just kind of stands out at you, doesn't it.

Must be hard to live with ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457730)

Girl1 : Who are you going out with ?
Girl2 : Raper ....
Girl1 : What ?
Girl2 : It's pronounced rAp`er..kinda french
Girl1 : Oh, Cool

BTW is you search for XXX (5, Interesting)

t-maxx cowboy (449313) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457620)

MSN returns all sorts of hits, it does not say anything about likely to return adult content.

Sounds like? (5, Funny)

JohnGrahamCumming (684871) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457621)

Perhaps they are doing soundex/metaphone type matching on the words to see if they are sex-related. Perhaps "xfree86" sounds like something you might find on a porn site.

Either than or it's X FREE 86 where 86 is some position that involves finding a woman with two heads.

John.

Re:Sounds like? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457662)

I don't know about a sexual position, but 86 looks like an emoicon with bulging eyes, a frown, and a tongue sticking out.

Re:Sounds like? (1)

toiletmonster (722398) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457690)

hey thats an interesting theory. someone plug stuff into perl's soundex module and see what happens.

uh someone else other than me. i'm going home from work now and i'm sick of my computer for the day.

woman with two heads (1)

nietsch (112711) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457702)

usually 40 feet in length or over with three cabins and two toilets, or heads in nautical terms...

ai, i am talking ships captain!

If you use MSN to search anyway... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457622)

Chances are you ware lookin for porn, not an open source GUI.

Working terms... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457627)

- FreeX86
- XFree87
- XFree 86
- X Free 86

As you can see they are clearly only blocking "XFree86", and not other combinations. Not the site itself, which is clearly listed, but searching for XFree86 works.

Another search term that works (1)

ElNotto (517377) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457629)

xfree86-4 [msn.com] also works. This is truly interesting.

This is NO blocking (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457634)

Oh, come on. This is just a problem in their algorithm just because it starts with "X" and then it has "Free". It is like asking for "free sex", so they overdid it a bit with their algorithm.

If you search for X-Free [msn.com] , it works PERFECTLY.

There is no "blocking", it is just a glitch in their algorithm, obviously.

Re:This is NO blocking (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457650)

Then why does a search for xfree80 not return the same "probably adult" result as xfree86? That was pointed out already -- you should try reading before posting your weak defense of M$.

Next one is Microsoft... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457640)

... to think about it "Microsoft" is quite ambiguous. If XFree86 has some resonace with porn then Microsoft could allude to: moist asians, paedophilic content, unlucky sized guys having the ride of their life... hell, even XP alludes to "spandex", "Windows" to exhibitionists and Windows me so self-sex... har, har!

Shameless... (2, Interesting)

humandoing (237262) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457655)

I really just can't get over how obviously shameless Microsoft is in their business practices. This is a blatant and obvious attempt to mislead searchers, and potential users of XFree86, and what _REALLY_ pisses me off, is that stuff like this never seems to make it into the news. Why isn't this stuff taken to the masses via TV / News networks to show the rest of the world (eg: not just /. reader) how completely screwed up the business practices at Microsoft really are?

Some Google Statistics (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457669)

google for 'xfree86', ~2440000 hits
google for 'xfree86 porn' ~12300 hits
google for 'xfree86 sex' ~3900 hits

Clear proof that the XFree86 people need to work on their sex lives. And Microsoft is evil.

Michael
Login Free since Chips-n-Dips

Why even bother searching on MSN?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457674)

... especially if it sucks.

Possible misuse of Xfree86? (-1)

jasonfncsu (735876) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457677)

Now, I haven't used MSN search in AGES (I'm a googler), but it is possible that some porn sites may be using the term "Xfree86" in order to drum up hits, and the google search engine is good enough to drive these to the bottom.

I know I've seen porn come up before under stranger search terms...

XFree86 = X = XXX? (1)

‹berhund (27591) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457680)

We all know XFree86 is commonly referred to as just "X". Perhaps MSN's porn filter just stupidly associates that X with XXX.

I had a good day too! (1)

H8X55 (650339) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457686)

You went searching for XFree86 and got back pr0n. I had a good day too. While you're at it, go to google and search for "miserable failure".

Oh those wacky guys and their search engines.

a much more interesting question (5, Funny)

bach_m (692327) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457689)

perhaps a better question to ask is: Who the hell is using search.msn.com instead of google?

It was Oswald! (0)

airrage (514164) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457695)

From the movie, JFK, spoken by Mr. X:

"Everything's cellurized. No one has said "he must die," there's been no vote, there's nothing on paper, there's no one to blame. It's as old as the Crucifixion: the Mafia firing squad, one blank, no one's guilty because everyone in the Power Structure who knows anything has a plausible deniability. There are no compromising connections except at the most secret point. But what's paramount is that it must succeed. No matter how many die, how much it costs, the perpetrators must be on the winning side and never subject to prosecution for anything by anyone. That is a coup d'etat."

And people wonder why I worry (5, Insightful)

Dark Paladin (116525) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457697)

Not that I believe that Google is really doing their service out of the goodness from their hearts - they're doing it to make money.

But people wonder why I don't want to see a Micorosft Internet Search built into Windows (oh, and made so you can't remove it without damaging the operating system, like you can't remove IE or Media Player or anything else Microsoft decides is essential).

Call me crazy, but MS seems to have this weird habit of shutting down things they don't like. Is this just a stupid mistake? It could be - I mean, block things starting with X to keep kids from porn, right?

Oops - but Xfree85 works, so that can't be it.

MS gives away IE to shut down Netscape. That wasn't the crime that I thought was terrible - it was going to their OEM partners and threatening them with extra high cost of Windows if they put on Netscape.

So if they should take over the search world, can we really trust it to reflect accurately? I'm all for giving something a fair shake, but if before the game really starts they're already blocking alternate product possibilities I think "trust" is something that won't apply to MSN search.

Of course, I could be wrong. Could just be a simple misunderstanding.

Sadly, even if it is, based on their past history, I don't think I could believe that's it.

Finally (5, Funny)

NotAnotherReboot (262125) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457699)

Finally a viable competitor to Google. I have been looking for XFree86 adult content for quite some time. Google could just never bring up what I needed.

Thanks MSN!

MSN Search on Slashdot (3, Funny)

TheKidWho (705796) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457708)

Darn, I just did a search for slashdot on MSN and it seems MSN wouldnt let me because it was likely to bring up a very violent anti MS website.

Search for "search engine" (5, Interesting)

NotQuiteReal (608241) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457713)

heh, google [google.com] lists itself sixth, but doesn't list MSN search at all.

MSN [msn.com] lists itself first, and google is fourth - higher in the rankings than it is on google itself.

Why were you using MSN? (1, Redundant)

bee-yotch (323219) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457716)

My question is why was the author using MSN as a search engine in the first place? Shouldn't any self-respecting geek be using google? ;-)

What are you doing searching for X11 on MSN? (1)

MMHere (145618) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457718)

Are you just _asking_ for trouble?

error (0)

name773 (696972) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457719)

/me thinks this is an error

the search for xfree [msn.com] on msn works and turns up the xfree86 home page as the first entry

Explanation (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457720)

For people with a Windows background, the capabilities of X allow things that are so beautiful and sensuous that they could easily be considered porn. Your X server offers what? oooh baby, I'm still living in the stone age of display technology, I want you bad! You're so beautiful, and powerful, and configurable! And I love the way you show your independent spirit by not being tied to one window manager! Deeper oh yeah baby give it to me! You're such a slut! You'll display applications running _anywhere_!

Ahem. Well, I challenge you to come up with a better theory then.

microsoft pr0n (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8457721)

it's time to get www.free6.com [free6.com] as first result when searching for microsoft on google!

Now you've done it (0)

TechnologyX (743745) | more than 10 years ago | (#8457729)

MSN isn't responding ( maybe it's just me )
Top story on TheRegister tomorrow "MSN goes down amid a torrent of Linux/Firefox HTTP headers, obviously a Linux geek community attack."
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