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NewsForge: "User Friendly" and "GPF" Creators on Comics and Operating Systems

Nov 08, 2005, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Web comics are the next incarnation of traditional cartoons. And while the medium in which they are published has changed, the idea of comics making commentary still stays the same. Today, some Web comic creators use their comic to promote Linux advocacy.

"Two of the better known Web comics, User Friendly and General Protection Fault, have used Linux and open source as inspiration for many of their story lines. User Friendly is a daily strip about the staff at a small Internet service provider. It's an ensemble strip, with a group of about half a dozen core characters and the same number of supporting characters. General Protection Fault is most easily described as a geek soap opera. It follows the misadventures of the employees of a small software company and the sentient slime molds who love them..."

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