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Linux.com: April Fools!

Apr 04, 2000, 01:43 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Alami)

"It's that time of year again. No one likes a good April Fools joke better than us geeks. Last year, April Fools fever caught three community sites -- they shut down for the last two weeks of March, citing possible legal action against them. Come April 1st, we realized we were all fooled. Although this year was a little more subdued, there was still much fun to go around, from a fake interview with an Alan Cox drunk on Red Hook beer to a multilingual Slashdot."

"...I have to give the award of "Best April Foolery" to 32BitsOnline.com. Countless hours were spent making a "DOS Special Issue." From a primer on porting Linux apps to DOS, to an interview where Alan Cox gets drunk and Linus talks about releasing DOS as Linux, 32BitsOnline.com's April Fools masterpiece is by far the funniest."

"Remember, April Fools is all in good fun. However, people sometimes do feel hurt by these jokes, especially if they were completely taken by the foolery. So why do we do it, and why does the Linux community feel the need to take April Fools to the next level? Maybe it's because of our geek nature, and this is what makes us different. Reasons aside, you can learn one thing from April Fools. Don't believe everything you read or hear -- even on the Web -- on April 1st."

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