Linux Drinking Game
Fake News written by on Thursday, October 8, 1998
With a group of friends, take turns reading articles about Linux from popular media sources (Ziff-Davis AnchorDesk is recommended) or postings on Usenet (try alt.fan.bill-gates). If the author says one of the things below, take the corresponding number of drinks. Continue until everyone involved is plastered.
Note: Humorix does not condone the consumption of mass quantities of alcohol. If you prefer, you can play this game with another beverage such as water. Just make sure you have a bathroom handy.
Take one drink if the author says...
- Linux will never go mainstream
- Any platform that can't run Microsoft Office [or some other Microsoft "solution"] sucks
- Linux is hard to install
- No one can make money from Linux
- Linux tech support is lacking
- No one ever got fired for choosing Microsoft
- Linux has no central blue-chip company to hold liable when something goes wrong
- Linux is for nerds
- Linux doesn't have enough native software
- Windows has more games than Linux, therefore Windows is better
- NT is more secure/stable/powerful/whatever than Linux
- Microsoft is an innovative company
Take two drinks if the author says...
- Could you get fired for choosing Linux?
- Unix and Linux come in multiple, incompatible flavors
- I can't go down to the mall and buy shrink-wrapped Linux software, therefore Linux sucks
- Any OS with a command line interface is primitive
- Microsoft will be around until the end of time... who knows what will happen to Linux?
- Freeware sucks
- Linux was created by a bunch of snot-nosed 14 year old hackers with acne and no life
- Security through obscurity is the way to go
- NT is the future of enterprise computing
Drink the contents of your container if the author says...
- Linus and Unix are 70s technology while NT is 90s technology
- Nobody can beat Microsoft... why bother trying?
- I predicted Linux' mainstream acceptance several years ago [only applies to Jesse Berst columns]
- All Linux software must be released under the GPL
- Linux is a great piece of shareware