from Wikipedia. A virtual Easter egg is an intentional hidden message, in-joke or feature in a work such as a computer program, web page, video game, movie, book or crossword. Indeed our Ubuntu world is full of these quirky little buggers…
Easter eggs are actually very much fun to read upon and discover, though you are highly unlikely to discover them yourself, more than likely they will be released or posted by someone else. This is why I decided to post this especially for today..
First one of course, was given to me by our good man Tinuz, its the Ubuntu fishy.
Press alt+F2 to get the run dialogue box
Enter “free the fish” no quotes of course
wait for it… click it!
In your terminal window
Type apt-get help.
If you can find “This APT has Super Cow Powers.”
type “apt-get moo” press ENTER
Aptitude responds, how cute?!
while we are in the terminal, try this..
type “aptitude moo“
Where it may respond with something amusing, there is a way to get the easter egg to execute which I will reveal later on with an edit to this post. 😉
Try “ddate” then a date, like 18 03 80 or anything. Technically its not an easter egg at all, its an “Discordian calender” Amusing none-the-less.
If you have it, run OpenOffice-Writer, then type “StarWriterTeam” no quotes and then hit F3.
What good looking people?!
Try OpenOffice-Calc, and in one of the cells, stick in “=GAME(“StarWars”)“.
oh in your Firefox location, stick in “about:robots” and you know you want to click try again… There are plenty other about: messages, but I ain’t in the mood to list em all!
Enter “gegls from outer space“
Cursor to move, space to fire.. Amusement to the highest order, reminds me of llamatron on Amiga!
OKAY you’ve have your tickle from me, but please check out these two fabulous sites that I got some of these from. They list loads of fun eggs for you to play around with.
Is that wee fish irritating you? press your alt+F2, and input “killall gnome-panel“.