April 1st. is a day in which computer users and developers have fun creating the most awkward stories and articles. Linux jokes are especially creative, and the funniest part is that there is always someone who actually believes these "articles." I learned to be on my guard because I used to be one of these poor victims!
Now, what happens when the jokes are taken to the developer level? Let's see three of the most creative examples:
Number 3: There has been lots of discussion about the volume sliders on KDE. Fortunately, a solution was finally reached. The KDE Volume Slider Compromise.
Number 2: What happens when it is the developer of a distro himself the one who fools someone? This happened at the antiX ranks. Anticapitalista, the developer of antiX Linux told an unsuspecting antiX user that a big company wanted to deploy this little distro to all their systems...with two conditions that could cause antiX substantial disturbance:
Number 1: A big distro's whole site becomes a joke: DEBIAN.ORG:
Do I need to say more?