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BarbieOS gibts gar nicht

Autor: Thomas Schramm am 27. Februar 2006 @ 23:24 unter Fundbüro,Linux misc | Keine Kommentare

tuxDistrowatch Weekly [1] erwähnt noch einmal rückblickend, daß die Geschichte mit der fiktiven Distribution BarbieOS oder BarbieLinux im Jahr 2003 nur ein Scherz war, der von vielen Lesern erstaunlicherweise nicht als solcher erkannt wurde:

It is hard to believe how many people got caught by a fictitious story about the imminent release of BarbieOS, a Debian-based Linux distribution for adolescent girls. Let’s spell it out clearly once and for all: it’s a joke, guys! There is no such thing as „BarbieOS“ or „Barbie Linux“ and you certainly cannot download it, so please stop looking for it.

In dem Zusammenhang erfährt man, daß es auf Distrowatch eine Fun Distribution-Seite [2] gibt, die so schöne Linuxe wie Lesbian GNU/Linux [3] („It comes with a superior package management system called porn-get“), Windows XP („some of us found it pre-installed on the computers we bought, others don’t have money to buy anything better“), Microsoft Linux [4]

Why Upgrade To Microsoft Linux? More Swap Space: Microsoft Linux provides an average of 28 percent more swap space, thanks to a feature called IntelliSwap that enables more efficient use of your hard drive.

oder eben BarbieOS [5] verzeichnet. Aus den „Release Notes“ für BarbieOS auf divisiontwo.com:

BarbieOS, based on Debian Linux, had been in private beta for more than six months prior to yesterday’s public release. (..)  Still, Mattel says it is confident of the potential of BarbieOS 1.0 to find a niche market of young girls under thirteen who are dissatisfied with current Microsoft offerings and are looking toward maybe asking mom and dad for a full-powered Linux laptop running BarbieOS this Christmas.

Und das paßt dann zum aktuellen Artikel auf divisiontwo.com Building a Linux System Even Your Grandmother Could Use [6]:

My grandma Helen is 89 years old, is always smiling, has a touch of Alzheimer’s, and for the last decade or so, she has been running Macintosh System 7.5 on an old  LC II.

Mehr davon auf den genannten Seiten, die Woche fängt ja gut an.

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URLs in diesem Beitrag:

[1] Distrowatch Weekly: http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20060227

[2] Fun Distribution-Seite: http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=fun

[3] Lesbian GNU/Linux: http://www.lesbian.mine.nu/

[4] Microsoft Linux: http://www.mslinux.org/

[5] BarbieOS: http://www.divisiontwo.com/articles/barbieOS.htm

[6] Building a Linux System Even Your Grandmother Could Use: http://www.divisiontwo.com/articles/linuxbeat3.htm