Sung to the tune of "Get Rhythm" by Martin DelRay and Johnny Cash...

"Get Linux" - an open-source song project initated by Ed Howdershelt
http://www.abintrapress.com/Get-Linux-Song-Project.htm

"Get Rhythm"

Hey, get rhythm when you get the blues
C'mon get rhythm, when you get the blues
Get a rock 'n roll feeling in your bones
Put taps on your toes and get goin'
Get rhythm, when you get the blues.

Little shoeshine boy never gets slowed down
But he's got the dirtiest job in town
Bendin' low at the peoples' feet
On the windy corner of a dirty street
Well, I asked him while he shined my shoes
How'd he keep from gettin' the blues
He grinned as he raised his little head
Popped a shoeshine rag and then he said.

Hey, get rhythm, when you get the blues
C'mon get rhythm, when you get the blues
A jumpy rhythm makes you feel so fine
It'll shake all the troubles from your worried mind,
Get rhythm... when you get the blues.

Get rhythm, when you get the blues
C'mon get rhythm, when you get the blues
Get a rock 'n roll feeling in your bones
Put taps on your toes and get goin'
Get rhythm, when you get the blues.

Well, I sat down to listen to the shoeshine boy
And I thought I was gonna jump with joy
Slapped on the shoe polish left and right
He took a shoeshine rag and he held it tight
He stopped once to wipe the sweat away
I said you're a mighty little boy to be-a workin' that way
He said I like it with a big wide grin
Kept on a poppin' and he said again

Get rhythm, when you get the blues
C'mon get rhythm, when you get the blues
It only cost a dime, just a nickel a shoe
It does a million dollars worth of good for you
Get rhythm, when you get the blues


"Get Linux"

Hey, get Linux, don't get the Windows blues
C'mon, get Linux, you don't want those Windows blues
Boot up with the knowledge everything's just fine
Don't sweat any Windows-type troubles on line
Get Linux... So you won't get the blues.

Those Windows guys never can relax,
Cuz they have to worry about new attacks.
They're staring hard at computer screens,
While they try in vain to keep Windows clean.
I asked one why he worked so hard,
Cuz he'd have a better life by mowing yards.
He sighed as he rubbed his weary eyes,
And apologized when he started to cry.

With Linux, he said, there's nothing to be fixed,
And all I know is a bunch of Windows tricks,
Without trojans and viruses I'd lose my job,
And then he collapsed and began to sob.
That poor boy... had a case of Windows blues.

Get Linux, don't get the Windows blues
C'mon, get Linux, you don't want
Windows blues
Boot up with the knowledge everything's just fine
Don't sweat any Windows-type troubles on line
Get Linux... So you won't get the blues.

Well, for now he's trapped in an endless loop,
Cleaning up all kinds of Windows poop.
He can't give it up and there's nowhere to turn,
He's afraid to quit cuz he's too tired to learn.
When he can't fix a problem in the usual ways,
He just reinstalls and then he prays
The next bad bug won't find his box
And hit him again with another pox.

Get Linux, avoid those Windows blues,
C'mon, get Linux, you don't want those Windows blues
It won't cost a dime, just pull it down
Put it on your box and go to town.
Get Linux, don't get those Windows blues

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