Photos: The battle for the Golden Penguin Bowl

Photos: The battle for the Golden Penguin Bowl

Summary: LinuxWorld: Oracle nerds battled MySQL geeks at a quiz where Bill Gates, Larry Ellison and Google all came in for some stick

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  • The geeks and the nerds are tested on the four pillars of geekdom — computers, science fiction, comic books and space. This was the answer to the question: "what technology company has its own song book?"

  • The nerds sing along to "Ever Onward IBM".

  • As might be expected at a Linux conference, Microsoft was the butt of quite a few jokes, including mentions of Steve Ballmer throwing chairs and the display of unflattering pictures Bill Gates, including this one, from when he was arrested in 1977.

    Other questions mocked aspects of Microsoft's strategy, such as its interoperability initiative. Allison asked the question: "Due to their new focus on interoperability how many developers did Microsoft send to the CIFS conference last year?", then acerbically answered, "None of course. Remember, talking about interoperability is as good as doing interoperability."

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  • "Bill Gates, Larry Ellison and Google all came in for some stick"?

    That sounds pretty obscene... maybe this was supposed to be "schtick"?
    anonymous