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Microsoft Travesty

(tune of Bohemian Rhapsody)

Filk by The Crisses
Original Music by Freddi Mercury & Queen (please forgive me)

Is this Real Player
Or is this just fantasy?
Caught in a tech war
No escape from monopoly.
Open your eyes
Look it up on the web and see--
Iím just a poor gal, I need no license fees
'Cause Iím a linux geek, source code freak
Take no money from the meek
Anything but Windows -- it doesnít really matter to me
To me...

Mama, just bought a Mac --
I wish that Gates were dead
Thought I'd try Steve Jobs instead.
Mama, O-S-Ten is cool
But now I've gone and blown it all away.
Mama ooo,
I've got linux on my Mac --
If I recompile the kernel before tomorrow
I'll carry on, carry on, as if Windows never mattered.

Too late, I got an X-Box --
Sends shivers down my spine
I got to hack it just in time.
Goodbye gaming system -- I've got a linux box
Just so I can thumb my nose at Microsoft.
Mama ooo- (anything but Windows!)
Now what's next to try?
I sometimes wish I'd never run DOS at all--

I see a little silhouetto of a Palm
WiFi, WiFi -- Can you log on to Fandango?
Amiga and Atari -- very very sorry things.
T-I 80! T-I 80!
T-I 80! T-I 80!
T-I 80 -- Commodore -- need something more!
Iím just a poor geek and nobody looks out for me.
Sheís just a poor geek from a poor family --
Spare her equipment from this mon-op-oly!
Easy come easy go, will you let me go
Microsoft! No, we will not let you go -- let them go!
Microsoft! we will not let you go -- let them go!
Microsoft! we will not let you go -- let them go!
Will not let you go -- let me go
License from SCO?
No, no, no, no, no, no, no!
Mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go
Microsoft has a system put aside for me, for me, for me!

So you think you can censor every little guy?
So you think you can leave me with nothing to buy?
Oh Billy -- canít do this to me Billy!
Just gotta get source -- just gotta get open source here.

Integrity really matters
Anyone can see
Integrity really matters -- integrity really matters to me.

Anything but Windows....

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