Wasting time…….With Linux! #2!!!

Easter Eggs

More shenanigans from the command line within Ubuntu; EASTER EGGS!

In the coming months, if I get wind of a heap of these, then I might dedicate Linux Easter Eggs their own page, but for now a humble post will suffice.

Go on, try these out in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint installation, you know you want to!

For the apt-get VS aptitude Easter Eggs, you may firstly need to install aptitude depending on your distribution’s bundled software. In the case of Ubuntu 13.04, aptitude is NOT part of the main installation (though it is in LM15), and therefore has to be added afterwards with either the Ubuntu Software Centre or (ironically enough) apt-get. For the latter, the following should work:

sudo apt-get install aptitude

Then, try this out to get started:

apt-get moo
apt-get moo

Channel your inner bovine!

and to answer the age-old question regarding the difference between apt-get and aptitude:

aptitude moo
aptitude moo

These guys are no fun..

and……

aptitude -v moo
aptitude -v moo

If at first you don’t succeed..

and……

aptitude -vv moo
aptitude -vv moo

And again….

and……

aptitude -vvv moo
aptitude -vvv moo

And again…

and……

aptitude -vvvv moo
aptitude -vvvv moo

And again…

and……

aptitude -vvvvv moo
aptitude -vvvvv moo

And again….

and finally (after long last)……

aptitude -vvvvvv moo
aptitude -vvvvvv moo

And finally……

and continuing the apt-get VS aptitude (and to a lesser extent, ‘cows’) theme, here are a few more:

apt-get -h | tail -n 1

and…….not to forget:

aptitude -h | tail -n 1
apt-get VS aptitude

apt-get VS aptitude

Within previous versions of Ubuntu (well, 8.04 at least!) there was also the ‘Wanda the fish” Easter Egg.

I downloaded and installed 8.04.4 LTS (Hardy Heron) within a Virtual Box VM just to test this one….

Open the quick-command ALT-F2 and type:

free the fish

and…….you will be rewarded with ‘Wanda the fish” swimming around your desktop for a few minutes, a la below:

Wanda the fish

Wanda the fish – Just above the task bar in between the Terminal and Run Apps.

Wanda the fish

Free the fish!

Humorously enough, if you try the same stunt in 13.04 you are greeted with:

Wanda in Ubuntu 13.04

Wanda in Ubuntu 13.04…..Kill Joys!

In case you were about to ask; No, clicking on the file/application or otherwise interacting with it in any other way doesn’t illicit any response (that I have found, anyway!).

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