NewsForge: "User Friendly" and "GPF" Creators on Comics and Operating Systems
Nov 08, 2005, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy R. Zunk)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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..."