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Re: Note to "Did you already MOO today..."

Il giorno Fri, 10 Nov 2006 18:36:14 +0100
Kurt Roeckx <kurt@roeckx.be> ha scritto:

> Where does the "Did you already MOO today..." come from?  I can't find
> anything related to it.
> Something that seem to be related to it in Debian is:
> $ apt-get moo
>          (__)
>          (oo)
>    /------\/
>   / |    ||
>  *  /\---/\
>     ~~   ~~
> ...."Have you mooed today?"...
> Which seems to be a cow to me.

She's the "Super Cow" indeed. It's almost surely a naif joke, maybe
originated on some Kuro5hin forum. The cow looks different from that of
the old famous "cowsay" [1] Perl script included in Debian since 2001
(but is this really a well-shaped cow[2]?).

I do suppose "Have you mooed today?" loosely relates to Microsoft's
"Where do you want to go today?" motto. APT (and dpkg) is in fact a
powerful tool that made Debian distribution better.

Anyway, I don't know who is the creator of APT cow and easter egg. The
CVS might help to find it!

([3] is noteworthy too...)


Luca Brivio

[1] https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/apt/+bug/56125
[2] http://www.nog.net/~tony/warez/cowsay.shtml
[3] http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/5/17/105325/709

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