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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa's little helper
    JCaserta's story is a funny one but an urban myth I'm afraid.
    You are correct.
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    I really enjoyed that Microsoft Product DeActivation thing. Makes me kinda want to call Microsoft and mention that I use Linux.

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    Tech: Microsoft tech support.

    Caller: Hello, I hope you can help me, I'm having trouble with my computer. There seems to be a rather large program on it thats been giving me a lot of trouble lately.

    Tech: Could you describe the problems please.

    Caller: Well, my system is incredibly slow, even though I'm using fairly new hardware, theres almost zero stability of any kind. It takes up huge amounts of harddrive space, and trys to force me into downloading updates even though they only make things worse. The worst part is, if I remove it I can only boot into my Linux partition.

    Tech: It seems as though your talking about some new sort of spyware, or a hacker program caused by the linux on your system, do you know the name of the program?

    Caller: Oh yeah, uh, got it written down here somewhere, Ah, here it is it's called "Microsoft Windows XP".

    Tech: ...

    Caller: Hello?

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    Ha ha , someone should definitely try that.Another thing I've thought is
    sending spam to Bill Gates about trying Linux.
    "Are you tired of using a bloated , unstable , overpriced , unreliable operating
    system ? Wouldn't you like to try one which is exactly the opposite ? Thankfully
    there is one and you can get it for free !"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfman88
    Caller: Oh yeah, uh, got it written down here somewhere, Ah, here it is it's called "Microsoft Windows XP".
    ...nice.

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    I think I will pull that one. But I'll try it from a payphone. No sense paying forty bucks a minute for a prank call.

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    Red screen of death?

    I always thought that was when you violently and repeatedly smacked your skull against the monitor.

    Perhaps I was wrong...

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