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10 great illustrations of Linux humor

Here is a collection of posters,wallpapers and other artworks that show off the old Linux funny bone.

  • Flocking to Linux Who's the black sheep of the Linux desktop, KDE or Gnome?

  • Breathe, it's Slackware We'll leave it to you to decide why (or what?) the Slackware dude is exhaling (or is he merely whistling?). What is it about him that looks so Maynard G. Krebs?

  • As the great sci-fi novelist Robert A. Heinlein once said, "One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." It is this spirit that inspires many of the artists of the House of Linux (and by extension, the House of Open Source). They poke fun at others and each other. Here is a selection of some of my favorite examples of humorous Linux wallpaper, posters and other illustrations.

  • The penguin gets fruity Who is more dedicated to their technology platform of choice, Apple fans or Linux fans? Hard to tell, but the Linux fans have a message for Apple, "Bite me." The penguin gets fruity Who is more dedicated to their technology platform of choice, Apple fans or Linux fans? Hard to tell, but the Linux fans have a message for Apple, "Bite me."

  • Paying the Bill If the open source revolution were to inspire a Quentin Tarantino film, it would look something like this.

  • Defense against the dark side The freedom fighters The Linux Lass is a superheroine of open source. But, did it ever occur to you that when it comes to open source, she's on the same side as the communist dude? (Another great punch line for that dude could be "Get ready to volunteer!")

  • No scum for these birds "You know the difference between you and me? I make this look good."

  • A hairy situation What do you get when you mix a puppy with a penguin? A pupguin. Related stories: Oddest places to find Linux Julie Bort's Source Seeker blog Steve Ballmer as emoticons 11 open source companies to watch

  • Defense against the dark side You don't need to trust the source when you can see it, but may it be with you anyway.

  • Would you load Linux on your grandma's computer? Linux has a reputation for being fickle and difficult to use for the non-geek. Pshaw.

  • Defense against the dark side The freedom fighters Who Gnu? Imagine a Pixar Animation Studios film about the Linux revolution. Here's the poster.

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