The xEyes/gEyes Fork: Yet Another Attempt by Microsoft to Cripple Linux?
Oct 19, 2000, 15:14 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Reichard)
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Many in the Linux community have held Microsoft responsible for
some potentially serious forks in Open Source software development
-- i.e., the forking of Wine by Corel and the forking of Samba by
the Samba-TNG team.
Linux Today has learned of another potentially serious fork in
the Linux community: the forking of xEyes/gEyes. And we have
incontrovertable proof that the forking was personally overseen by
none other than Bill Gates himself.
Check out this screen shot, with gEyes on the top and xEyes on
Looks innocent, right? Look closer at the top set of eyes, which
is ostensibly gEyes.
The image is clearly Bill Gates' eyes. It is evident from this
screen shot that Microsoft is trying to insert a subliminal message
via a code fork. We have also learned that the g in gEyes
does not stand for GNOME -- as we all assumed -- but it
stands for Gates.
Pretty evil, huh?
It is clear that Microsoft is trying to hide from this
hijaacking of a valuable Linux resource. We attempted to connect to
the Microsoft Web site, but
it wouldn't load. Our browser indicated that this was due to a
Linux/Netscape browser was trying to connect and purposely
denied access to the site?