Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:00 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes As here in Europe Christmas eve has already begun, we, the OSNews team, both editors and site maintainers, would like to wish all of our readers a very merry Christmas. May everyone be with the ones they love-- no matter one's nationality, religion, favourite operating system, favourite desktop environment, or whatever. Let us also hope the victims of the tsunami, the earthquake in Pakistan, and Gulf Coast hurricane, and all others who have suffered this year, have found comfort. Let's have a moment of silence on the 26th for them. Merry Christmas, people (and anyone who dares to sing "Last Christmas" in the comments gets banned for a week) !
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That's "wish"...
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:12 UTC
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Spelling.

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RE: That's "wish"...
by Kroc on Sat 24th Dec 2005 21:54 UTC in reply to "That's "wish"..."
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And here's to another year of anal retention!

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Christmas
by LB06 on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:14 UTC
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Have a nice christmas everyone! Luckily for me, I can't sing :-)

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v Quanza and Honica
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:14 UTC
RE: Quanza and Honica
by Alex Forster on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:36 UTC in reply to "Quanza and Honica"
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Guys, don't...

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RE: Quanza and Honica
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:40 UTC in reply to "Quanza and Honica"
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You celebrate both? Well that isn't possible if you are actually ***...

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RE[2]: Quanza and Honica
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Quanza and Honica"
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"You celebrate both? Well that isn't possible if you are actually ***..."

Why is it say ***... that was supposed to say J ewish for some reason it doesn't like the word J ewish.

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v RE[3]: Quanza and Honica
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 19:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Quanza and Honica"
RE: Quanza and Honica
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:49 UTC in reply to "Quanza and Honica"
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Plus you spelled one of them wrong I will let you figure it out since you cellebrate it.

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RE[2]: Quanza and Honica
by Ben2040 on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Quanza and Honica"
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God damn! ;)

Thats the one of the worst spellings of "celebrate" I have ever seen - more like cellebate....

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RE[3]: Quanza and Honica
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 20:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Quanza and Honica"
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"Thats the one of the worst spellings of "celebrate" I have ever seen - more like cellebate...."

Truely an instrument of chastity. ;)

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RE[3]: Quanza and Honica
by Anonymous on Sun 25th Dec 2005 15:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Quanza and Honica"
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celebrate

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RE: Quanza and Honica
by protagonist on Sat 24th Dec 2005 19:06 UTC in reply to "Quanza and Honica"
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I don't celebrate either of those, but I do not begrudge them their right to celebrate both. May you enjoy peace and happiness during both. And while I am at it, have a Merry Christmas anyway. Any chance of a name other than "Anonymous"?

Bill

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RE: Quanza and Honica
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 21:01 UTC in reply to "Quanza and Honica"
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"Honica?" Sounds like a car company. ;)

Anyway, {happy,merry} {Christmas, ?????, Kwanzaa, Festivus} to all!

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RE[2]: Quanza and Honica
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 21:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Quanza and Honica"
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Err, ????? being Chanukah. Osnews, it's time to switch to utf-8...

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RE[3]: Quanza and Honica
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 21:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Quanza and Honica"
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I hope you all have a merry christmas and another shit meaningless year.

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RE: Quanza and Honica
by Anonymous on Tue 27th Dec 2005 01:38 UTC in reply to "Quanza and Honica"
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"I celebrate Quanza and Honica you insensitive clod."

You're a liar. You misspelled BOTH. It is possible to celebrate both but I think it impossible that you wouldn't know how to spell either or that you would make such a complaint about someone wishing others a merry Christmas. Your attempt to cast a bad light on those who celebrate those holidays reveals your true nature. Thus we see the reality of the phony "war on Christmas." It's really an anti-tolerance campaign by right wing extremists.

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I "whish"
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:16 UTC
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I whish somebody whould get a dictionary.

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RE: I "whish"
by protagonist on Sat 24th Dec 2005 19:13 UTC in reply to "I "whish""
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Everybody has to be a critic.

Bill

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You mean Happy Holidays
by Who is That on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:20 UTC
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Though I guess OSNEWS does not want to be "Attacking Christmas" :-P

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RE: You mean Happy Holidays
by protagonist on Sat 24th Dec 2005 19:10 UTC in reply to "You mean Happy Holidays"
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I think he meant "Merry Christmas". I celebrate Christmas, but I do not find it offensive to wish anyone all the best for their sacred celebrations. How about a little tolerance here.

Bill

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New years resolution
by SlackerJack on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:21 UTC
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Use Konqueror in the new year, it has spell checking :-)

Merry Christmas

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Oh
by JamesTRexx on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:28 UTC
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Guess next year I can sing "Last christmas, I gave you my comment.."

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Religion and Operating systems
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:39 UTC
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"no matter one's nationality, religion, favourite operating system,"

I thought that religion and ones operating system where the same thing...

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RE: Religion and Operating systems
by eivind on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:43 UTC in reply to "Religion and Operating systems"
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I thought that religion and ones operating system where the same thing...

That spelling error sure is contageous. Happy holidays ;)

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Spoken like a true Geek. :-)

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spelling
by lazywally on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:40 UTC
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Leave the kid alone guys. He is 21 and sensitive. Give him a break.

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Last Christmas
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:43 UTC
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Last Christmas
I gave you my heart
But the very next day, you gave it away
This year
To save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance
But you still catch my eye
Tell me baby
Do you recognize me?
Well
It's been a year
It doesn't surprise me
(whispered) Merry Christmas,
I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying "I love you"
and meant it
Now I know what a fool I've been
But if you kissed me now
I know you'd fool me again

[Chorus x2]

A crowded room
Friends with tired eyes
I'm hiding from you
And your soul of ice
Oh my I thought you were
Someone to rely on
Me?
I guess I was a shoulder to cry on
A friend to discover with a fire in her heart
A girl under cover but you tore me apart
You tore me apart, ooo-ooo
Now I've found a real love you'll never fool me again

[Chorus x2]

A friend to discover with a fire in her heart
A girl under cover but you tore me apart
[Spoken] Maybe next year,
I'll give it to someone
I'll give it to someone special

:D ;)

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Merry Christmas!
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:45 UTC
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i wish everybody to be happy and i wish all your dreams and hopes and wishes to come true!
Happy christmas and Happy New Year to all of you from Greece!

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Nonsense!
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:50 UTC
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I'm deeply offended by your holiday cheer. Prepare for a spanking!

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Happy Hanukkah
by another2 on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:57 UTC
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Happy Hanukkah, tonight is the first BTW

Edited 2005-12-24 18:58

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RE: Happy Hanukkah
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 19:44 UTC in reply to "Happy Hanukkah"
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Chag Chanukkah Sameach you too!

(this year it will start at the evening of 25th)

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Christmas
by Andre on Sat 24th Dec 2005 18:59 UTC
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Merry F*cking Christmas ...

What happened to christmas ?!?!
Have we all forgotten what christmas it really about?
We eat like we haven't eaten for weeks,
and in other parst of the world there is real hunger,
We buy present for millions of dollars,
and in other parst of the world, there are people without any money ...

Have we forgotten what christmas it supposed to be about?

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RE: Christmas
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 19:14 UTC in reply to "Christmas"
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Well, not really. The presents we bought were manufactured by poor little children from poor countries. Think about it. We're helping them earn some cash. Huray for us!

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RE[2]: Christmas
by Andre on Sat 24th Dec 2005 19:23 UTC in reply to "Christmas"
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Yeah.... hooray for us ... NOT !
That would be even worse ...
To exploit them, to work for too little money,
so you can have your toys ...

The world would be a better place if there was no
money at all ... but unfortunately there is,
and only, because of greedy people who want to
be richter than others ... this world is sick:
infected with greedy people, people who don't care
about anything but themselves ...

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RE[3]: Christmas
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 19:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Christmas"
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or you know, you could stop your self righteous bullshit and shut up.
have a merry christmas ;)

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RE[4]: Christmas
by Andre on Sat 24th Dec 2005 20:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Christmas"
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shup up youself, and think about it,
when you are eating your christmas dinner ...
think about the people who are alone,
who have noone who cares about them ...
that is the people you should be caring
about this days ... and don't tell me to
shut up, just because you don't agree with me,
you just want to go with everyone, who is just
doing what the companies want you to do...
spend your money on expensive stuff, and fill
their pockets ... please ... this is not what
christmas is supposed to be about ...

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RE[5]: Christmas
by thryllkill on Sat 24th Dec 2005 20:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Christmas"
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Hmmm... give presents to loved ones, check. That IS what Christmas is about. Sorry I can't make everything I do or say have an impact on the world's problems. But once or twice I year I can gather with my close friends and familiy and celebrate, without guilt for that the fact that the world sucks. And you should to.

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RE[6]: Christmas
by Andre on Sat 24th Dec 2005 20:19 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Christmas"
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there is nothing wrong with the present,
just to show you care about your friends,
but that is not the point ... the point is,
it is supposed to be just a present, and not
a too much ... not all expensive stuff,
just a simple present to show that you care...

and why do you need a 5 plate dinner ?
Just to have dinner with family and friends should
be enough...

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RE: Christmas
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 19:57 UTC in reply to "Christmas"
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I've never purchased a million dollar present.

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RE: Christmas
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 20:56 UTC in reply to "Christmas"
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"Have we forgotten what christmas it supposed to be about?"

Oh yeah! That reminds me...pick up Andre's present.

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RE: Christmas
by JustThinkIt on Sat 24th Dec 2005 21:54 UTC in reply to "Christmas"
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Given the forum, I think it only appropriate that Linus tell us what Christmas is all about:
http://www.xmasfun.com/Stories/CB/Default.asp

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Merry Christmas!
by Smartpatrol on Sat 24th Dec 2005 19:02 UTC
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Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year! 2006 the year Linux take over the desktop!<snicker>

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v Steve Jobs-mas
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 19:09 UTC
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I admire your courage in posting that. I bet you knew you were going to take a lot of flak. Don't let it get to you. You will always have to deal with intolerant people throughout your life. Thanks for the greeting and a very Merry Christmas to you and the staff as well.

Bill

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Chrismas Spirit
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 19:53 UTC
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For those of you wishing to express your christmas spirit to those less fortunate, instead of some fat exec:

http://www.christianchildrensfund.org/

Don't let the name fool you, its a secular organization.

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RE: Chrismas Spirit
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 21:02 UTC in reply to "Chrismas Spirit"
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"For those of you wishing to express your christmas spirit to those less fortunate, instead of some fat exec:"

I can always say Merry Christmas to everyone at Weight Watchers. /g/

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happy christmas
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 19:54 UTC
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happy christmas to everyone

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Thak you
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 20:00 UTC
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Merry Christmas to everybody and thank you for this great website !

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Merry Christmas!
by jaboua on Sat 24th Dec 2005 20:10 UTC
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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!
by CapEnt on Sat 24th Dec 2005 20:23 UTC
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Too bad see people fight even in this topic in this day who are supposed to be about love, forgiveness and union O.o
Tks for all osnews staff for this site and for the message.. merry christmas for all editors, staff, users... and the world!
This day is not about presents at all, sure! commerce are happy, but you only buy presents to people who you like. The best thing is to wake up in the morning and see all your family, including the past generations and celebrate. Enjoy the day, forget your problems... think about a perfect world, and then will turn on reality. The first step for a better world is care about other people for good. Regardless of religion, or lack of, this day is to be celebrated by their message, who are simple: love.
Happy holiday to everyone =]

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Merry Christmas!
by DonQ on Sat 24th Dec 2005 20:25 UTC
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Merry Christmas to all registered and anonymous OSNews readers, posters, flamers, zealots, geeks, nerds and especially to the OSNews crew!

I can't sing either ;)

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"no matter one's nationality, religion, favourite operating system, favourite desktop environment" ???


HHmmmm... Nationality, religion, sex, colour... that's not really important, but Operating System...

OPERATING SYSTEM is bloody immportant,guy. It is of paramount importance... Some people is going to hell directly for using a determinate one ;-) (we all know which one)!!!

Merry christmas to all, Feliz Navidad a todos, Jojeux Noel ą tous, etc. !!!!

Angel--Fr@gzill@

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Christmas
by Andre on Sat 24th Dec 2005 20:32 UTC
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Anyway ... merry christmas ...
and, a little late, merry Yule

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Merry Christmas
by Tyr. on Sat 24th Dec 2005 20:36 UTC
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Can I sing "Wake me up (before you go-go)" instead ?

Best wishes to everyone who frequents OSNews whatever their religion (or lack thereof) may be.

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2005-07-02

To those I agree with, and those I don't. To the smart and the smartass, to the insightfuls and the trolls, to zealots, fanboys and shills. Tonight it's not worth to fight, let's celebrate with friends and/or family instead.

Resolution for next year: spend less time arguing on the Internet! ;-)

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amen.

:)

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Gædelig jul
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 21:17 UTC
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En ględelig jul til alle kristne.

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RE: Gædelig jul
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 23:29 UTC in reply to "Gædelig jul"
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What's up with that? Christmas has never been about Jesus, never will be. He stole it from the solstice celebrations.

And it's impolite to speak Danish in an international forum... :-P

But yeah, happy xmas!

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RE[2]: Gædelig jul
by Anonymous on Sun 25th Dec 2005 11:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Gædelig jul"
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Well, it ought to be gLędelig jul, but anyway...

Merry Yule and Happy New Year (in a couple of days).

BTW: Nr.2 ... er du asatroende? ;)
And then.. no more danish in here ;)

dylansmrjones - posting as anonymous (takes forever to login from my dads pentium mmx@200 mhz with 80 megs of ram and win2k Pro)

Happy holiday and so on in all languages of the world (including dutch)

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Merry x-mass!
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 21:51 UTC
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MERRY X-MAS!

Browser: Opera/8.01 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/1.1.2430/hifi/myopera/int; mobile phone; en; U; ssr)

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Happy Clearance Day!
by JrezIN on Sat 24th Dec 2005 22:33 UTC
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Happy Clearance Day for everyone!

...and more happy baah-lidays at this time of the year too!

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:-)
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 22:44 UTC
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thanks

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Merry X-Mas
by Anonymous on Sat 24th Dec 2005 23:26 UTC
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Yes, Merry X-mas to all! Except of course emacs users...

- Simon

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Merry Christmas
by Nicholas Blachford on Sat 24th Dec 2005 23:58 UTC
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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

If you celebrate another festival have a good one.

If you are not of a religious persuasion ...go read the GPL immediately ;-)

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bah humbug

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v "Happy Holidays"
by Anonymous on Sun 25th Dec 2005 00:21 UTC
RE: "Happy Holidays"
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 25th Dec 2005 00:25 UTC in reply to ""Happy Holidays""
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Is a week in Tenerife.

Yeah, tearing up BrEeZaH-gIrLz in Tenerife... No, not really my happy holiday.

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RE: "Happy Holidays"
by Anonymous on Sun 25th Dec 2005 07:07 UTC in reply to ""Happy Holidays""
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>I can also spot all the Americans (and pseudo >Americans) by the use of "merry Christmas" as we >always traditionally said "Happy Christmas" in the UK t>ill we got endless reruns of US Sitcoms in the 80's and >90's.

Hey! :0

Come on now... Santa says "Merry Christmas!" ;)

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Merry Christmas Everyone!
by penguin7009 on Sun 25th Dec 2005 00:34 UTC
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And a Happy New Year!

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Well I aren't christian so
by behemot on Sun 25th Dec 2005 00:36 UTC
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Happy Hanukkah ;)
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"Aren't", Ohh!
Sorry ;)

Edited 2005-12-25 00:41

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Wish you all a very merry Christmas
by Anonymous on Sun 25th Dec 2005 02:07 UTC
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Wish all of you a very blessed Christmas and a peaceful, prosperous, wonderful New Year.

God bless you all.

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Merry Christmas
by DigitalAxis on Sun 25th Dec 2005 02:35 UTC
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And a happy New Year, indeed. 2005's been an interesting year; I'm sorry to see it go. Let's see what 2006 brings!

Two and a half hours to go where I am. I guess I better clear off to bed so I can wake up at 5 AM or whenever I'm supposed to wake up tomorrow...

(Oh, and by the way, I hate "Last Christmas"... and I haven't even heard it more than four times in the last two weeks. Either we need more GOOD Christmas music, or simply play less of it. I vote less, since even "I'll Be Home For Christmas" gets old fast.)

Edited 2005-12-25 02:38

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Merry Christmas
by msg43 on Sun 25th Dec 2005 03:05 UTC
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Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate christmas and Happy Holidays to whom ever does not. Personally I reall think happy holidays is just wrong when you know who you saying it to celebrates. For example I gave my neighbor a gift and I clearly said Merry Christmas, we have seen each in other in a Catholic church but he said Happy Holidays who how it bugs me.

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humbug!
by Anonymous on Sun 25th Dec 2005 04:04 UTC
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bah!

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v Merry Christmas!
by Anonymous on Sun 25th Dec 2005 04:56 UTC
Merry Christmas and Merry Chistmuhka ;-)
by Moulinneuf on Sun 25th Dec 2005 07:10 UTC
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Merry Christmas and Merry Chistmuhka and Merry Hollydays.

I hope you all got GNU/Linux computers , GNU/Linux phones , GNU/Linux server and GNU/Linux Jobs for those that dont have one ( BSD , UNIX , Solaris that got replaced by GNU/Linux ) ;-)

I you did not receive any GNU/Linux gift this year , pick one up at www.distrowatch.com or many and download them for free and legally.

Ho HO HO !

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Santa's little helpers
by Anonymous on Sun 25th Dec 2005 08:15 UTC
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now would they be kdElves or GNOMES??????

muahahahahahahaaaaaaa!!!!

Either way a very blessed (if a little late) solstice to one and all, and may the returning sun bring light and balance to the world

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From Greece and my heart ...
by Anonymous on Sun 25th Dec 2005 10:49 UTC
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I wish you a Merry Christmas and a deep THANK YOU for the good and informational work you do.

Vasileios Anagnostopoulos

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Thanx
by microFawad on Sun 25th Dec 2005 21:25 UTC
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I wan't to thank osnews.com for wishing happy Christmas. I also want to say Merry Christmas to everyone.

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happy holidays!
by Anonymous on Mon 26th Dec 2005 07:41 UTC
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I'm usually a Troll when i commit here but since it's Christmas. I'll be nice. Merry Christmas and happy new boring job finanacial slave bank owned and probably underloved year

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