Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Sep 19 14:41:59 UTC 2007

Stew Schneider wrote:

> Nils Kassube wrote:
>> Reading all those stories from you oldtimers, I'm still waiting for
>> somebody to tell us how she / he discussed the design of the difference
>> engine with Charles Babbage :))
> Charles was terribly stubborn and wouldn't listen to me, but I can
> humbly confess to having designated the bottom of a filesystem tree as
> "root". At the time, everyone was calling it "bottom", but I suggested
> that since we were all geeks, too much talk of "mounting the bottom"
> would make us laugh backwards, resulting in snorty noises.
> I think we made the right decision.

Heck, even that one mention resulted in snorty noises here.  Of course, on
first reading I saw "snotty noses", which happens too :-)

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