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A friend of mine is a music teacher. In one of the beginner classes, he was explaining the different strings on a guitar.
"This here is the G-String."
A kid pipes up, "Wow, I thought the G-String was just a myth."
"No son, you're thinking of something else"
To the tune of Don McLean's American Pie.
A long long time ago, I can still remember
How Unix used to be so great
Tape drives were as big as cars
For saving files, known as tars
And perhaps, we could save it from its fate
But Richard Stallman surely shivered
When Windows NT was delivered
With icons on the desktop
And a flying toaster backdrop
But I can't remember if I cried
Such great relief I felt inside
We had IBM on our side
The day Caldera died
*Bye Bye Mr. Darl McBride
Claimed there's Unix in our Linux
But we know that you lied.
And them Redmond boys are cursing Samba and WINE
Thinking this'll be the way that they die
This'll be the way that they die.
Did you use the kernel source?
Well the GPL you can't enforce.
Just because I said it is so
We'll sue you if you don't desist
Its not a slap across the wrist
and that's the FUD that's coming out of SCO
Well, he belongs in a prison cell
Or in the fiery pits of hell
His name is Darl McBride
And he'll take you for a ride
His SCOsource license costs a grand
But no one's got one in his hand
We all told him to go pound sand
The day Caldera died, we were singin'
Didio came to spread the FUD
And SCO was after Linus's blood
But that's not how its going to be
Cuz PJ came and did her blog
And Darl I'm sure, that dirty dog
Reads it all, quite religiously
In Las Vegas back in August
SCO tried hard, tried with earnest
To prove Linux wasn't free
But they showed us BSD
We all laughed and we all reeled
When we observed what they'd revealed
So now they keep their claims all sealed
The day Caldera died, we were singin'
Then they released some header files
And that left them on the tiles
Cause the files contained not a line of code
You can't lay claim to 123
Its just a number you can see
That simply tells the program how to load
It's public knowledge, for all to know
That's what was told by us to SCO
But did those fools believe it?
They just could not conceive it.
We own Unix and all the works
All its traits and all its quirks
And then they called us stupid jerks
The day Caldera died, we were singing
And now they're suing Novell too.
They'll sue me and they'll sue you
They're saying this in every place
They are fighting against our IBM
And fighting the owners of RPM
they don't have a solid case
It's gonna bust its gonna break
Investor's money they plan to take
stock won't be worth a dime
And it will be a crime
Insider trading we'll all cry
Linux was just their alibi
Darl and Kevin the feds will try
the day Caldera died, we're a singin'
When times were dark and things were glum
Darl had Linux by the thumb
Someone had to save the day
But like an episode of Scooby Doo
PJ and friends all came through
And Linux is here to stay
But back in Utah, so it seemed
SCO did cry, and then they screamed
They couldn't match a token
No copyrights were broken
And the OS I admire most
Is free to all, from coast to coast
And SCO is but a distant ghost
The day Caldera died, and we were singin'
Boy the way Steve Ballmer said,
Unix now is finally dead,
Windows was king they all said
those were the days.
Didn't need no business plan
so said the investor man
And now the stocks are in the can
Those were the days.
We all ran Windows 98
Blue screens that we had to hate
Gee our Packard Bell ran great
Those were the days
Everyone had a website then
And posted pictures of their kin
Mr. we can use a man like Linus Torvalds again
Those were the days!
Linux was coded in front of a live studio audience.