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The Tech Corner on broken wheels

Everyone has read about Linux at one time or another. Even primordial tribes of the most remote areas of the world have heard the various claims to fame by various Linux distributions, but this morning, a group in The Netherlands Linux on Anything announced they have successfully installed Linux on a potato using a potato cobble-rigged with a pair of red and black wires and perhaps a great deal of luck.

One version of this fanciful story states that this same group permanently installed Linux onto a shetland pony in 2003. Another rumor has it that a different group of hackers managed to install a chopped-down version of Windows Vista last year, but unfortunately the shetland pony passed gas and left Windows Vista in a corner of the barnyard.

Now you know the rest of the story. If your dog suddenly starts trying to reboot over his Gravy Train, you'll know what is likely taking place.


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