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Linux.com: Linux Peripherals We'd Like To See (Humor)

Oct 28, 2000, 15:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Richardson)

"These days, most computer peripherals are designed to work best in Microsoft Windows (sigh). But the rise of Linux in the public lexicon means there may be a market for Linux-specific computer hardware. This is the short list of hardware we here at Linux.com would like to add to our collection. To appeal to the hardware manufacturers of the world, I've drafted some sample advertisements."

"CueDog
The name 'CueDog' makes me think of a gangsta rapper, but this is a bit different. Makers of the :Cue:Cat barcode scanner have spoken out recently against 'reverse engineering' of their protocols under Linux. The CueDog prevents misuse of the :Cue:Cat device by chasing the scanner away from your desk."

"The CD-Bake Oven
... The CD-Bake Oven fits into a standard 5.25" peripheral bay, and uses extra heat from your system case to bake CD-ROM sized cookies. After just 15 minutes running Mozilla (or five minutes of Quake III Arena) you can have that fresh baked cookie smell venting from your power supply fan."

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