Jargon File to be Updated
Fake News written by on Monday, July 27, 1998
from the slashdot-strikes-again dept.
Eric S. Raymond said that he is updating the The Jargon File and should distribute a version 4.1.0 next week. Rumor has it that some of the new jargon added to the File may include:
- Bluescreen (verb) - To crash or lock-up, esp. in regards to a Microsoft Windows computer. Example usage: "The entire USS Yorktown computer system bluescreened when it tried to divide by zero."
- Slashdot Effect (noun) - The tendency of a site to slow to a crawl after being featured in a Slashdot.org article.
- Slashdot War (noun) - A flame war staged in the comments area of a Slashdot.org article. Usually centers on the KDE/GNOME debate, but Microsoft issues can also spark a War.
- Linux Convert (noun) - A person who previously used DOS/Windows, but now uses Linux almost exclusively. A Convert usually has two hard drive partitions with Windows and Linux, but only boots into Windows to play games.