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Canada Computes: Gift ideas for the Linux geek

Nov 14, 2000, 14:41 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gene Wilburn)

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"What can you buy for a dedicated Linux user when almost everything about Linux except the hardware is already free? Not to worry. You just need to get creative."

"Attitude stocking stuffers
The thing that separates a Linux user from those who use lesser operating systems is attitude. So think about gifts that support and nurture that embedded Linux edginess. A great little online emporium for attitude gifts is ThinkGeek http://www.thinkgeek.com."

"Savour a button that reads: "The box said 'install Windows 95 or better' SO I INSTALLED LINUX." Or a sticker that says, "My other computer is a 4,000-node Beowulf cluster." Or some caffeinated Penguin mints. There are also Tux (the Linux Penguin logo) shirts, Tux ties, and Tux hats, not to mention Tux coffee mugs and Tux beer glasses. My personal favourite is a binary clock--binary digits embedded on a CD. Thoughtful gifts for the NMH (No Microsoft Here) person in your life. Prices range from US$4 for the buttons to US$22.95 for a Tux golf shirt."

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