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Linux crossword puzzle

By Linux.com Staff on March 08, 2008 (2:00:00 PM)

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We know our readers are a multifaceted lot, so when crossword puzzle author Myles Mellor offered to create a Linux-themed puzzle for us, we thought at least some of you would enjoy it. You can complete the puzzle online, but you must have Java enabled in order to see it. Let us know what you think with your comments.

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Linux crossword puzzle

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 65.96.213.92] on March 08, 2008 04:08 PM
Very nice, but the puzzle format is missing the traditional rotational symmetry of crossword puzzles.

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... Let us know what you think ...

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 85.140.181.7] on March 08, 2008 04:51 PM
...I think that use of Java is excessive.

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Linux crossword puzzle

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 69.248.159.33] on March 08, 2008 06:06 PM
Done, but I needed help with about a half-dozen. Nice!

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Linux crossword puzzle

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 41.243.117.166] on March 08, 2008 06:12 PM
Done! This was fun.

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Linux crossword puzzle

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 74.249.228.51] on March 08, 2008 08:10 PM
Where's the key, that's what I wanna know. :D

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Linux crossword puzzle

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 89.220.136.251] on March 08, 2008 09:42 PM
for i in `locate .dic | grep en`;do grep -i '^h\ws' $i;done | awk -F "/" '{print $1}'|sort | uniq | while read line; do len=${#line}; if [ "$len" -eq "4" ]; then echo $line;fi ;done

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Linux crossword puzzle

Posted by: ravedid on March 09, 2008 12:38 AM
Its very good great idea thanks

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Linux crossword puzzle

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 72.183.206.215] on March 09, 2008 02:41 AM
I love it. Finally a open standard based crossword puzzle. Thanks!

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Linux crossword puzzle

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 127.0.0.1] on March 09, 2008 07:16 AM
nice,


except for some seemingly meaningless questions, where the linux/freesoftware/computing relationship is not clear like "ces't la ___", "___ de plum", "conger" (huh? what's that?), "st paul's state", "arch city", "zodiac sign", "newport state", "colt's state", "firm", "that is".


do any of those have any relationship to linux?



also, i can't find an answer to the following:

what do santa and linux have in commom?

drive traffic to your website with keywords.

what is the goodbye linux distro? (there is a clever pun of words in there, i am sure)

what is that cool lightweight window manager?

android's destination? is that a movie reference? which movie?

what is conger?

can't find that rhel-derived linux on distrowatch either.

where does virtualization run?

arch city?

derive?

colt's state?


can anyone help with those?


greetings, eMBee.

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SPOILER - Extra clues

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 81.107.35.159] on March 09, 2008 09:30 PM
what do santa and linux have in commom? Some headwear (an enterprise Distro)...
drive traffic to your website with keywords. What is google and/or Yahoo etc? What ius it called to make web pages friendly to those (answer is first letter of 3 words)
what is the goodbye linux distro? (there is a clever pun of words in there, i am sure): Goodbye in a non English language is also a Linux distro
what is that cool lightweight window manager? As cool as water at 0% Centigrade?
android's destination? is that a movie reference? which movie? Android is not only a Robot thingy, but also the name of a (newish) computer product that runs on a....
what is conger? Type of snake-like animal that lives in water...
can't find that rhel-derived linux on distrowatch either. Look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux_clones
where does virtualization run? There are guests that run on a .......
arch city? STL - I do not know whty
derive? A fork can be considered the next ...... of the project
colt's state? Three letter abreviation of US state where colt's come from (I think)

can anyone help with those?

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Re: Linux crossword puzzle

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 146.82.104.164] on March 17, 2008 04:12 PM
xfce is a cool lightweight window manager, and the goodbye linux distro is adios i think(java isnt working for me right now, so i cant tell.)

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Ha

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 201.52.162.23] on March 09, 2008 09:48 PM
This Myles is good, I thought I would fare better but this challenge proved very hard.

My answers would be spoilers...

Too many things from the Gnome universe. For a KDE user such as myself this was nearly impossible. :-(

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Linux crossword puzzle

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 201.52.162.23] on March 09, 2008 09:53 PM
Erm. Fill it with "A"s and get congratulated as well... 8-/

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colts state

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 69.205.180.228] on March 10, 2008 06:46 PM
colts state refers to the NFL team

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Linux crossword puzzle

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.101.228.6] on March 11, 2008 04:33 AM
Everything except 44 down (Derive) and 43 across (Goodbye linux distro).

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Goodbye Linux Distribution

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 69.64.129.211] on March 11, 2008 03:28 PM
What's goodbye in spanish?

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