Dilbert & Unix

This is such a great Dilbert cartoon. Poor Unix users always getting the shaft.

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Anonymous 2004-08-10 02:49am - No Email - Logged IP: unknown

at last ! I find it again :)

yoda 2005-07-06 12:57am - No Email - Logged IP:

Is the Unix hacker modeled after Dennis Ritchie? See picture: http://www.bell-labs.com/history/unix/images/ritchie.jpeg

bob 2005-10-21 02:59pm - No Email - Logged IP:

I think it's a universal

topbuzz 2007-02-17 01:35pm - nospam@... - Logged IP:

aha! i found you via "dilbert unix" on google. i was looking for that cartoon.

and yeah - us unix guys really are smug and condescending. but i dont go in for the braces and beard.

nought_0 2007-07-24 09:01am - No Email - Logged IP:

And now i've found it to! Cheers! :)


al 2007-08-09 09:15am - No Email - Logged IP:

This cartoon hung on the wall of the ISP I worked at for years...I'm so happy its living on.

Karl 2007-10-29 01:07pm - No Email - Logged IP:

I started Unix in the early 80s, and I still have a beard. I find hiking boots and plaid shirts more ubiquitous than suspenders among us cognoscenti, though.

robinson 2007-12-13 07:25pm - No Email - Logged IP:

i was also looking for this cartoon. fantastic thing google.

% find / -name "Dilbert & Unix" -print

binky 2008-03-13 05:59am - No Email - Logged IP:

Thank you for keeping this where I can find it. I've had a copy of this in each of my cubicles since it first appeared.


Plic 2008-06-09 03:14am - No Email - Logged IP:

Ah! Unix. I feel so smug even while learning it! haha And this strip just exemplifies the whole unix culture.

bruce ed 2008-10-22 04:21am - be1952@... - Logged IP:

yep i've had work mates in a couple of countries give me a chuckle over this when they've seen it on my X desktop, some have posted it on my cubicle wall. an old fart, beard 'n braces, specs and definitely *nix since late 70's, but being a dumb old fart i dont get it. my first serious computer cost well over $100k and ran hp's mpe.perhaps he is saying that a little bit extra gets a better computer, but from my experience those bloody hp3000'z and superdomes weren't worth anywhere near as much as my pocketpc for versatility, these days i'm just a dumb ass computer nerd sailing around the world on my yacht fixing computers when i need a beer and promoting linux always.... bald is good

John 2008-11-08 07:19pm - No Email - Logged IP:

I bumped into Linux this year when a friend gave me an old laptop that contained a bootlegged version of XP and a fake anti-virus program. The only way to clean it up was to install Linux, which I'd had no prior experience with and so thought it only a poor cousin of Windows. However, having used it for some time now, I have found there is nothing Linux can't do--except maybe open WAV files. It really does give you a feeling of empowerment that Windows kills by making things overly complicated--try using Office 2007. Anyway, I don't sport any suspenders, but does a fishing vest count?

ming 2008-12-11 04:29pm - No Email - Logged IP:

Vintage! a Classic...the way i remembered!

nethead 2008-12-31 08:01pm - joe@... - Logged IP:

Thanks, I was looking for this to post on slashdot. Happy New Year! -Joe

haxor 2009-05-05 04:58am - No Email - Logged IP:

dilbert + unix google search. number 1.

Jared 2009-09-09 11:19pm - No Email - Logged IP:

Holy crap Yambag, I found you on stumble

Dan 2009-11-27 12:55pm - No Email - Logged IP:

Failure. It may have been true 40 years ago, but we're free folk nowadays.

Joe 2010-05-11 07:01pm - No Email - Logged IP:

@Dan: You can replace Unix with Linux. Or OpenSolaris, which is free and Unix.

Russ 2011-02-24 06:42pm - No Email - Logged IP:

My first computer was an IBM 360/50 running APL-24

Phillip 2011-03-16 07:10pm - No Email - Logged IP:

BT4 ftw!

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