Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/05/14/linux_fans_never_do_any/

Linux fans never do any work

They spend all their time reading Linux stories on the Web

By Pete Sherriff

Posted in Business, 14th May 1999 11:17 GMT

Employers beware. When hiring new techies, think twice before giving the job to an applicant wearing a Linux beanie hat. Exhaustive research by The Register's statistics division has revealed that any news story posted on the Web containg the L word is immediately pounced on by Torvaldians worldwide who obviously have little else to occupy their time. The UK news aggregation site, NewsNow.co.uk, posts a continually-updated list of the top ten most frequently-hit stories from numerous news sources. Invariably, all ten slots are occupied by Linux stories. This one will be on the list soon. We will appraise you of the number of hits obtained. ® Want to harrass The Sherriff for his insolence? Email him here. Intel is not an investor in Pete Sherriff