The fake internet in Grand Theft Auto 4 is so wonderful it defies explanation: You need to be experience it to see its full beauty. Ads overflow promoting useless wares, Web 2.0 sites bask in their uselessness, and ego whores blog until their hearts are overflowing with praise (Hmm…). While the GTA series has always been a parody machine, the fake GTA internet is so skillfully on-target it gives chills.
Yesterday The Unofficial Apple Weblog shared Rockstar’s Apple parody in the fake GTA internet…and to be honest it was rather weak. Funny enough but it hit the only the cliches (cost, ego, beauty over substance). A hit and run satire at best.
But since people seemed to enjoy the tame Apple edition, I thought the internets might enjoy a real Rockstar satire, this time on Linux. The roast rages on for six pages, including one Q&A page which goes to town and back on the corpse of poor Linus Torvald and friends. It makes the Apple parody look like an endorsement by comparison. Enjoy!
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Eunux About Us
Eunux Open Source
Eunux Sux the Cucumber
Eunux Q&A (2mb large image!)
One important note: There is no fake website for To$$ OS, which is clearly Microsoft. But why? Is this already tired ground or were they afraid of offending the company that gave them $50 million to create some extra Grand Theft Auto DLC? If only the fake GTA internet held the true answer…
Rocket launchers of compassion,