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InfoWorld: Brains battle at LinuxWorld Expo's Golden Penguin Bowl

Feb 01, 2001, 16:56 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexandra Krasne)

"What is a teergrube? How about a sig virus? What does RTFB mean? What does "bash" stand for? Who created MS-DOS? What operating system ran the 3DO? If you know the answers to these obscure queries, you are a prime candidate for competing in the Golden Penguin Bowl. The team quiz-bowl event is a highlight of LinuxWorld Expo here, the annual gathering of geeks and nerds of the Linux community."

"Hosted by Nicholas Petreley, Linux evangelist for Caldera Systems, the event is a chance for the big players of the community to strut their stuff and, in this case, to prove who knows the most obscure trivia. Two teams -- the Geeks and the Nerds -- clash in a battle of wits. Members of this year's Nerds team included Rick Moen of LinuxWorld and Chris DiBona of VA Linux Systems. The Geeks included Jeremy Allison of Samba, Sunil Saxena of Intel, and Tim Wright of IBM."

"The two teams were expanded on the spot, with two members of the audience selected to join those onstage. One choice was an obvious setup: Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, joined the Nerds team."

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