Linked by Adam S on Wed 8th Mar 2006 15:40 UTC
Humor It took some time, but someone finally made it happen: Windows XP boots on a Macbook Pro! Screenshot included!
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Joke?
by anduril on Wed 8th Mar 2006 15:47 UTC
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Im really hoping this is a gag ;)

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Heh
by JaredWhite on Wed 8th Mar 2006 15:47 UTC
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That would be funny if it weren't so depressing. ;) (I want to hear it really happen!!!)

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v haha
by PipoDeClown on Wed 8th Mar 2006 15:50 UTC
Why
by mkools on Wed 8th Mar 2006 15:50 UTC
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I couldn't believe it already when I saw the headline.
Why would anybody buy a Mac and then try to run XP on it?

It is quite funny though ;)

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RE: Why
by el3ktro on Wed 8th Mar 2006 22:50 UTC in reply to "Why"
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2006-01-10

For the same reason why I have installed Linux on my iBook: There are people that need a Mac (in this case my girlfriend, who is a film student), but ALSO need Windows or (in my case) Linux for their work, so it just makes live easier to have both systems on one machine.

Tom

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RE: Why
by Tweek on Thu 9th Mar 2006 02:02 UTC in reply to "Why"
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2006-01-12

why do you suffer from such a lack of forsight?

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RE: Why
by chrish on Thu 9th Mar 2006 13:49 UTC in reply to "Why"
chrish Member since:
2005-07-14

I "need" to boot XP, or have cedega or something, so I can finish playing all of the games I've bought over the past six years... literally the only thing making me keep my XP box.

- chrish

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version
by bl4z on Wed 8th Mar 2006 15:52 UTC
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is this XP sp2 or sp1 ?

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RE: version
by Captain_DaFt on Thu 9th Mar 2006 09:46 UTC in reply to "version"
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2006-01-01

Obviously, XP sp2;
There is a pair of'em, and they do look Spit Polished!

(Please! Not The Face!) };-)

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Old news :-)
by mini-me on Wed 8th Mar 2006 15:54 UTC
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Saw it on TUAW last week ;-)

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Finnally!
by chocobanana on Wed 8th Mar 2006 15:57 UTC
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2006-01-04

Now I have a decent reason for buying a Macbook Pro!

muahahahahah

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RE: Finnally!
by TurkiSh on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:45 UTC in reply to "Finnally!"
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2006-02-22

it's not the guy of the page who's retarded... You seem to! lol omgwtflol

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Thanks!
by dustinsharp on Wed 8th Mar 2006 15:57 UTC
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I needed a good laugh the way my day has been going. Thanks!!!

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Digg.com
by SpookyET on Wed 8th Mar 2006 15:58 UTC
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Geez. It was on digg weeks ago. And it is still not funny!

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RE: Digg.com
by joesnow on Wed 8th Mar 2006 19:09 UTC in reply to "Digg.com"
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2006-02-09

either way, for those of us who dont read digg.com it was good ^_-

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RE: Digg.com
by miscz on Wed 8th Mar 2006 22:35 UTC in reply to "Digg.com"
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2005-07-17

Some of us can't stand Digg, really. And comments like "It was on Slashdot/Digg/Ars/Wired in 45 BC" etc are totally pointless. Do you expect everyone to visit the same websites you like?

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:-)
by BWhaler on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:00 UTC
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2005-07-06

Oh come on spooky.

I think it is hysterical...very creative...

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Sunk
by edasque on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:03 UTC
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2006-01-23

It's late, it's not funny. To which abyss has OSNews sunk ? Should I go get my OS news somewhere else now ?

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RE: Sunk
by Lighthater on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:59 UTC in reply to "Sunk"
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2006-03-08

Its a joke. Laugh or move on, sheesh.

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RE: Sunk
by BluenoseJake on Wed 8th Mar 2006 21:51 UTC in reply to "Sunk"
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2005-08-11

lighten up a bit, it's good to have a little humor in your day.

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RE[2]: Sunk
by riha on Thu 9th Mar 2006 13:00 UTC in reply to "Sunk"
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2006-01-24

What is wrong with people???

It is an Joke!!!

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windows boots
by Andre on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:03 UTC
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2005-07-06

yay ... where can you but those boots ;)

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RE: windows boots
by bogomipz on Wed 8th Mar 2006 17:12 UTC in reply to "windows boots"
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2005-07-11

From the Photoshop, I guess ;)

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hmm...
by lopisaur on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:09 UTC
lopisaur
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2006-02-27

I actually have a similar pair, where do I get the badges? (Sarcasm mode turned OFF)

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amusing
by cutterjohn on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:14 UTC
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That was fairly amusing and original, esp. when I REALLY did think for a second when I saw the link that maybe someone had hacked XP to bootstrap on a macbook.

(So are those the official XP Boots?)

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v Newsworthy?
by balster neb on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:30 UTC
RE: Newsworthy?
by Adam S on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:31 UTC in reply to "Newsworthy?"
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2005-04-01

My God, people here are such squares. It's in the humor category. If you can't take a joke, then please ignore the items with the humor icon. Sheesh.

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RE[2]: Newsworthy?
by JamesTRexx on Wed 8th Mar 2006 19:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Newsworthy?"
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2005-11-06

Don't make fun of Macs, that's blasphemy, you heathen. :-P

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RE[2]: Newsworthy?
by microFawad on Wed 8th Mar 2006 19:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Newsworthy?"
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2005-12-09

Yeah you are right. Its a joke and many of them didn't understand it.

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RE: Newsworthy?
by protagonist on Wed 8th Mar 2006 17:36 UTC in reply to "Newsworthy?"
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2005-07-06

"Err, is this something that should be posted on OSNews? Funny it may be, but it's not exactly what I visit OSNews for. As irritating as that water on Mars thing."

You do know they can now surgically implant a sense of humor, don't you? :-)

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RE: Newsworthy?
by setuid_w00t on Wed 8th Mar 2006 17:45 UTC in reply to "Newsworthy?"
setuid_w00t Member since:
2005-10-22

Err, is this something that should be posted on OSNews? Funny it may be, but it's not exactly what I visit OSNews for. As irritating as that water on Mars thing.

This is the best Apple related story I have seen on OSNews in the last month and there have been a lot of them.

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Of course
by deathshadow on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:30 UTC
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2005-07-12

I'm just surprised nobody is calling fake since it's an obvious 'shop.

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Got a good laugh
by TaterSalad on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:33 UTC
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2005-07-06

As I was sitting in my cubicle waiting for a meeting request for a conf call which I'm leary about, this was definitely a good pick me up. I got a nice chuckle out of this. The really funny part is that its so basic its funny. The boots a nice style tho, they don't look like the typical doc martens.

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ZDNet Australia
by barcode on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:35 UTC
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2005-08-02

I am certain that the good folks at ZDNet Australia will be publishing a story about this soon. I can imagine a few headlines:

1. Mac OSX Hacked AGAIN: Hackers get XP to boot on a Mac
2. Hackers find Mac OSX is just Windows XP in disguise
3. Mac OSX Upgraded to Windows XP
4. Apple shamed, Windows XP boots on a MacBook Pro

Seriously, given the recent amount of insanity coming from the land down under, I expect an article with something like these headlines soon.

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RE: ZDNet Australia
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:48 UTC in reply to "ZDNet Australia"
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2005-06-29

Seriously, given the recent amount of insanity coming from the land down under, I expect an article with something like these headlines soon.

Yes, there is a conspiracy [1]... It involves aliens, ZDNet, CNet, NASA, and us. All those are trying to dethrone His Steveness, using grey aliens in Seattle.

The truth is out there. Follow the white rabbit.

[1] http://cogscanthink.blogsome.com/2006/03/06/go-suck-a-herb/

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RE[2]: ZDNet Australia
by barcode on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:56 UTC in reply to "RE: ZDNet Australia"
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2005-08-02

How you got from my use of "insanity" to your thinking I was saying "conspiracy" is beyond me.

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RE[3]: ZDNet Australia
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Mar 2006 17:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ZDNet Australia"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

How you got from my use of "insanity" to your thinking I was saying "conspiracy" is beyond me.

Lighten up, I was joking ;) .

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RE: ZDNet Australia
by TaterSalad on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:52 UTC in reply to "ZDNet Australia"
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2005-07-06

Sadly those headlines flow upstream to their zdnet U.S. sites.

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:D
by DaaT on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:37 UTC
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2005-10-21

Now that made me laugh, thanks ;)

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Idea for a new site
by Peter on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:38 UTC
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2005-07-06

This idea could be extended to a "Windows XP boots on [anything]" site.. with pictures of boots on toasters, heavy machinery, wristwatches and so on..

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RE: Idea for a new site
by barcode on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:42 UTC in reply to "Idea for a new site"
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2005-08-02

Ha! That's a great idea.

Windows XP boots on puppies
Windows XP boots on grandmothers
Windows XP boots on linux
Windows XP boots on TI calculators

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RE[2]: Idea for a new site
by TaterSalad on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Idea for a new site"
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2005-07-06

Windows XP boots on linux

I can just imagine a pair of those boots on top of a stuffed penguin face down. You want to talk about starting up a flame war, that would probably be the way to do it.

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RE[3]: Idea for a new site
by raboof on Wed 8th Mar 2006 18:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Idea for a new site"
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2005-07-24

I can just imagine a pair of those boots on top of a stuffed penguin face down.

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a .. err .. a penguin .. or something -- for ever.

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RE[3]: Idea for a new site
by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 8th Mar 2006 19:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Idea for a new site"
Nicholas Blachford Member since:
2005-07-06

I can just imagine a pair of those boots on top of a stuffed penguin face down. You want to talk about starting up a flame war, that would probably be the way to do it.

I wonder are they flame retardant?

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RE[2]: Idea for a new site
by Celerate on Wed 8th Mar 2006 19:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Idea for a new site"
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2005-06-29

"Windows XP boots on grandmothers "

In some religions that's called demonic posession ;-)

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niice
by hollovoid on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:40 UTC
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fell for it too,. got a good laugh out of that one ;)

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Maxxus Vs Adam Scheinberg 1-1
by rfranza on Wed 8th Mar 2006 16:45 UTC
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Great Adam!!!

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Funny
by viator on Wed 8th Mar 2006 17:01 UTC
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2005-10-11

I want to see windows xp Boots on C64

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RE: windows boots
by Noremacam on Wed 8th Mar 2006 17:16 UTC
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That's about as exciting as the discovery of water on mars.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0504/WaterOnMars2_gcc.jpg

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That is classic!
by Windows Sucks on Wed 8th Mar 2006 17:26 UTC
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2005-11-10

Lighten up! That was funny! :-)

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yes!
by j.blechert on Wed 8th Mar 2006 17:38 UTC
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finally!

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Windows XP boots
by mono on Wed 8th Mar 2006 17:52 UTC
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I heard it's a two step process.

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RE: Windows XP boots
by JamesTRexx on Wed 8th Mar 2006 19:52 UTC in reply to "Windows XP boots"
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2005-11-06

I heard it's a two step process.
Actually, it's a three step process; one step forward, two steps back.

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RE[2]: Windows XP boots
by Beryllium on Thu 9th Mar 2006 14:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Windows XP boots"
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Did you open the link?

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RTFA
by siraf72 on Wed 8th Mar 2006 18:06 UTC
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alas, I had the misfortune of checking the comments before opening the link. ... Now I get it.... ... oh well... A for artistic effort.

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hmm
by Tomasz Dominikowski on Wed 8th Mar 2006 18:18 UTC
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Hahaha this is hilarious ;)

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Argh
by Rocinante on Wed 8th Mar 2006 19:19 UTC
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2005-11-18

I know this is the humor section but.. when did this place become digg?

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This begs some questions...
by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 8th Mar 2006 19:44 UTC
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2005-07-06

Does the blue screen of death now happen after you kick an LCD monitor?

I wonder is there a vulnerability in the boots which lets water in?

Can bots be installed which take control and have you walking into stores which sell fake Rolexs or v1aga?

Think sillier ;-)

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Don't quit your day job
by dr_gonzo on Wed 8th Mar 2006 20:30 UTC
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2005-07-06

This proves that geeks should stay with what they're good at (programming or something).

Leave the jokes to the funny people!

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where to get your OS news
by polaris20 on Wed 8th Mar 2006 20:41 UTC
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2005-07-06

It's late, it's not funny. To which abyss has OSNews sunk ? Should I go get my OS news somewhere else now ?

Probably somewhere where everyone else lacks a sense of humour as well. That way you'll fit in. =)

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Thank you.
by Bajan on Wed 8th Mar 2006 21:21 UTC
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2006-01-05

Made me howl with laughter after a screwy day at work.

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rolf
by cg0def on Wed 8th Mar 2006 21:28 UTC
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2006-02-12

man at first I kinda got caught off guard as I was expecting a report of some guy that managed to *really* get the OS to boot.

But man this is some funny stuff ... can't stop laughting

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BS
by Chunk on Wed 8th Mar 2006 21:35 UTC
Chunk
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2006-02-15

I call BS, they clearly used a Vista sole....

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v =p
by natefrogg on Wed 8th Mar 2006 23:15 UTC
Boots
by aGNUstic on Wed 8th Mar 2006 23:48 UTC
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2005-07-28

I laughed my @$$ off being a Linux user. Then the though came across ... those are the wrong type of boots. They should have been WWII jack boots the SS wore.

Edited 2006-03-08 23:48

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Ok
by Trollstoi on Thu 9th Mar 2006 00:08 UTC
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2005-11-11

Ok, I know it's joke. I like jokes. But this one isn't funny.

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=)
by Mellin on Thu 9th Mar 2006 01:13 UTC
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*lol* good one ;)

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Yawn
by Jon Dough on Thu 9th Mar 2006 02:12 UTC
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2005-11-30

Who cares? Yawn....

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whatever
by celt on Thu 9th Mar 2006 04:20 UTC
celt
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2005-07-06

Just another platform for everyone's favorite virus to run on.

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One question::
by tyrione on Thu 9th Mar 2006 07:41 UTC
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2005-11-21

Does anyone know the brand of those boots? Minus the microsoft and windows touches, they're nice.

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RE: One question::
by Captain_DaFt on Thu 9th Mar 2006 10:00 UTC in reply to "One question::"
Captain_DaFt Member since:
2006-01-01

Well, I don't know what brand these are, but the style is called "Harness Boots". Check your local biker shop for details.

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good laugh
by PipoDeClown on Thu 9th Mar 2006 11:18 UTC
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2005-07-19

well i had a good laugh but i guess i laughed to loudly because my post was modded down lol

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:D
by BlackTiger on Thu 9th Mar 2006 11:35 UTC
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2005-07-22

Good! Very good!

I've spend a lot of time to understand what exactly is funny (english is not my language). But now I'm finally understood!

:D ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

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April Fools came early this year!
by slashQuack on Thu 9th Mar 2006 13:25 UTC
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2006-01-27

Shoot the messenger, indeed.

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