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Linux Journal: Committed to Linux or Just Devoted?

May 21, 2002, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Vernon)

"We recently ran a short humor piece on this very web site that asked the question: Are You a Linux Waif? The article was submitted by a woman who has been married to a 'Linux man' for 13 years. She said she'd understand if we didn't want to run it because it might be funny only to her and her husband.

"Whether people found it funny I don't know, but for a lot of people it struck close to home and turned out to be one of the most commented articles on the site, with people writing in to share their own Linux waif stories. The level of raving fanaticism, er, I mean enthusiastic devotion, ignited a spark of inspiration in our free-beer-numbed minds. We came up with an idea that will provide the staff of Linux Journal with some free entertainment, while giving our readers an opportunity to win a truly fabulous prize..."

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