I got this as an email forward from my friend the other day and I was not able to control my laugh for a couple of minutes. Hope even you enjoy it.
Long long ago, soo long ago, no one knows how long ago there was a classroom and the following is a dialogue between her and her students.
Ok so the stage is set and here it goes..
Teacher: What is 5 ^ 2? ( ^ stands for ‘raised to the power’ )
Linux: Huh! That’s too easy! Are you insulting me? Here’s the answer. Now ask more difficult ones.
Teacher: What is 123 ^ 123 ?
Teacher: Windows? What is this e+257 crap? Who asked you to express the result in an exponential form? I want the complete result, accurate up to the last unit’s place.
Windows: Sorry Madam! I don’t know how to calculate so accurately.
Teacher: Linux! Can you answer it the way I want?
Linux: Sure Ma’am! Have a look at my answer.
Teacher: Calculate 12345 ^ 12345 ?
Teacher: You are calling my question invalid? Ridiculous!! You should rather be saying, “Sorry! This is too much for me to calculate. I can’t do such huge computations.” Linux, I hope you won’t let me down.
Linux: Certainly not ma’am! You give me anything to do! I will always give you the answer and that too the way you want, correct up to the unit’s place. 🙂 Here’s my answer.
(The output was too big to capture in one screen shot! The output had to be redirected to a file. Then it was copied from there and pasted here. You can also get that file, if you want)
Ma’am the length of this result is seven hundred and forty lines (740 lines!!!) and I have calculated all the fifty thousand, five hundred ten digits (50510 digits!!!) accurately.
Teacher: Mind blowing Linux! Very well done! You’ll do great in your life. Windows, you might earn a lot of money in your life but you’ll never earn respect. You might find your way to every home and children might love to play games on you, but computer scientists and hackers would stay away from you. They would choose Linux instead. You’ll only manage to become an idiot-friendly operating system but never a useful operating system.
By the way, I tried to find out the original author but couldn’t find him. If you are the original author and if you have any license issue then do contact me.