Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>>> I'm not sure
>>> I prefer the alternative, something like Ubuntu or PCLinux, where you
>>> just shut your eyes, lie back and think of South Africa, not knowing
>>> quite what's getting installed on your PC.

Nikos Vassiliadis wrote:
>> That's not a very nice comment to do. Please, keep your feelings
>> about continents/countries/Linux distributions out of here.

Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> I really detest the politically correct, particularly the uneducated
> politically correct.
> "lie back and think of England" -
>> >From _Dictionary of Catchphrases_ (1995) by Nigel Rees:
> "close your eyes and think of England": traditional advice given to women
> when confronted with the inevitability of sexual intercourse, or jocular
> encouragement to either sex about doing anything unpalatable.
> South Africa is a tourism spot and boasts a number of popular game
> preserves, it is -the- most advanced and developed country in Africa.
> As a German it is understandable that he would have vacationed
> there, he made a rather clever twist on the standard phrase.

I think it was a reference to the fact that Canonical's founder is
South African, and that Ubuntu got its name from an African word
meaning  something like "you are who you are, because of others", or
something like that.

I also thought it was a clever twist.

                                                Svein Halvor

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