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Add the "It’s not a Fooware - It’s an Operating System".

This is a humour bit that was restored from perl.net.au.

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lib/Shlomif/Homepage/SectionMenu/Sects/Humour.pm

                     url => "humour/bits/Copying-Ubuntu-Bug-No-1/",
                 },
                 {
+                    text => "It’s not a Fooware - It’s an Operating System",
+                    url => "humour/bits/It-s-not-a-Fooware-It-s-an-Operating-System/",
+                    title => "Software Applications that Transcend Their Original Purpose",
+                },
+                {
                     text => "Collections of Facts",
                     url => "humour/bits/facts/",
                     title => "Collection of funny facts about various people an things",

t2/humour/bits/It-s-not-a-Fooware-It-s-an-Operating-System/index.html.wml

+#include '../template.wml'
+
+<latemp_subject "It’s not a Fooware - It’s an Operating System" />
+
+<h1>Introduction</h1>
+
+<p>Lots have people heard <a href="http://perl.net.au/wiki/Emacs">Emacs</a> haters complain that "Emacs is not an editor - it's an operating system" or something along these lines. So here we're trying to concentrate other such programs that are no longer limited only to their original purpose, but rather expanded to cover lots of other stuff. So you'll know that Emacs is not alone.
+</p>
+
+<p>Are you ready? Let's go!</p>
+
+<h1> The Fooware Programs </h1>
+<h2> It's not a Text Editor - it's an Operating System! </h2>
+<p><a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/">GNU Emacs</a>, <a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/">XEmacs</a>,  <a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/editors/emacs-snapshot-gtk">Gtk+ Emacs</a>, are editors that have everything. Besides editing files, they can send and retrieve mail, read Usenet, browse the web, run and debug code (using several debuggers), and even provide an Eliza implementation (M-x doctor).
+</p><p>Due to that Emacs has been the subject of several jokes:
+</p>
+<ul>
+<li> "Emacs is a nice operating system, that just happens to know how to edit files."
+</li>
+<li> "Emacs is a nice operating system, but what it lacks to compete with Linux is a good text editor." (albeit some people may argue that some of its vi-emulation modes may qualify).
+</li></ul>
+<p>Most people either love Emacs or hate its guts.
+</p>
+
+<h2>It's not a Shell - it's an Operating System!</h2>
+
+<p><a href="http://zsh.dotsrc.org/">zsh</a> is the Emacs of shells. It has built-in support for sockets, FTP, HTTP, file completion, modules, auto-completion, <a href="http://ajgenius.us/Screenshots/ZTextEditor.png">GUI bindings for Gtk+</a>, a built-in text editor (zed) - the works.
+</p>
+<h3> It's not a Shell - it's an Operating System! (Reloaded) </h3>
+<p>
+Alternatively, <a href="http://www.busybox.net/">BusyBox</a> is an
+integrated collection of utilities intended for embedded systems, that combines
+most common utilities with their options into one executable. Aside from the
+shell it contains such userland utilities as cp, mv, ls, etc. If you can
+install only one executable - install that.
+</p>
+
+<h2>It's not an IDE - it's an Operating System!</h2>
+
+<p><a href="http://www.eclipse.org/">Eclipse</a> is the Integrated Development
+Environment that has everything: an editor, a refactoring browser, code
+completion, a file browser, interfaces to a build system. It supports many
+languages including Java (by default), <a
+href="http://www.eclipse.org/cdt/">C/C++</a>, <a
+href="http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/os-ecxml/">XML</a>, <a
+href="http://www.phpeclipse.de/tiki-view_articles.php">PHP</a> and <a
+href="http://e-p-i-c.sourceforge.net/">Perl</a>.
+</p>
+<h2>It's not a Browser - it's an Operating System!</h2>
+
+<p>What do you need in your web browser? Surely you also need SMTP/POP/IMAP
+email (not just webmail), a Newsgroup client, IRC, an HTML editor, plugins and
+extensions, themes and skins, and a kitchen sink. <a
+href="http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/">SeaMonkey</a> (formerly the
+Mozilla Suite) has all of these and more. "All your Internet Needs in One
+Application". Indeed.
+</p>
+<h2>It's not a Virtual Machine - it's an Operating System!</h2>
+
+<p><a href="http://www.squeak.org/">Squeak Smalltalk</a> has it all. A virtual
+machine, with a built-in Graphical User-Interface, a built-in Window Manager, a
+few built-in editors, a built-in package management system, a built-in version
+control system, and a built-in refactoring browser. The additional packages
+supply additional functionality.
+</p>
+
+<h2>It's not a Vi Clone - it's an Operating System!</h2>
+
+<p><a href="http://www.vim.org/">Vim - Vi Improved</a> is the Emacs of the vi
+clones. It has syntax highlighting, tabs, tags, many extensions over vi,
+plug-ins, has embedded many popular dynamic languages besides its own scripting
+language, has several interfaces to spell-checking, and has many other
+features. There was also a project underway called VINE - Vim Integrated News
+and Email, that provided news and email functionality to it.
+</p>
+
+<h2>It's not an Operating System - it's an Operating System!</h2>
+
+<p><a href="http://www.debian.org/">Debian GNU/Linux</a> contains packages for
+practically anything under the sun, including everything mentioned here. As
+opposed to Microsoft Windows, which a lot of functionality is kept out of, by
+default (due to Microsoft policy), Debian and other Linux-based distributions
+are very usable after a DVD installation, perhaps after only installing a few
+packages.
+</p>
+
+<h2 id="credits">Licence and Credits</h2>
+
+<p>
+This article originated from
+the Perl.net.au wiki, which is currently offline. It was mostly written by 
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/">Shlomi Fish</a> with some help
+from other people. 
+</p>
+
+<p>
+The licence is the 
+<a href="http://perl.net.au/wiki/PerlNet:Copyrights">Creative 
+Commons Attribution Share Alike Australia Licence</a> dually licensed with
+the Artistic Licence.
+</p>
+
+<h2 id="coverage">Coverage</h2>
+

t2/humour/bits/index.html.wml

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 </p>
 
+<h3 id="it_s_an_os"><a href="It-s-not-a-Fooware-It-s-an-Operating-System/">It’s
+not a Fooware - It’s an Operating System</a></h3>
+
+<p>
+Software applications which are so comprehensive that they contain (almost)
+everything.
+</p>
+
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