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Friday, August 19, 2005

Boing Boing: TUX characters hit streets with e-gov types in Europe

Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things Penguin-suited activists crash Microsoft's Berlin parliament presentation
Philip sez, 'Yesterday, Microsoft Germany rented the Berlin municipal parliament house to lobby the delegates after the day's session. Berlin's government thinks about switching to Linux and although everybody (at Microsoft and at the Berlin administration) denies it, this was a clear attempt to influence that process.

'Activists from the youth chapter of the German Greens party and the Berlin division of German hacker association CCC showed up in penguin suits and with a big 'Alt F4' banner. They even managed to sneak in a PowerBook and deliver an audio stream via UMTS mobile internet connection.' Link (Thanks, Philip!)

Update: NB: Alt-F4 is the Windows shortcut meaning 'Close all Windows.' Gettit?