A Linux Ballad
by Mark Rais
Once I had a PC,
That served me well.
Until the dark day,
When all went to hell.
I powered it on,
But my file was gone!
I used the search tool,
But felt like a fool.
My printer was also undefined,
Because PNP on my OS was behind!
The stupid OS gave me a tip,
Told me to reinsert the card and bite my lip.
My LAN card was also not there,
The OS gave me a scare!
But when I opened my PC,
A shiny network adapter I could see.
I rebooted again and again,
In insanity clucking like a hen!
Perhaps it was all my fault,
Said the blue screen with a halt.
Apparently I had not properly shut down,
Bad boy the system said as I began to frown.
A thousand dollars of software upgrades,
And many years of playing charades!
This machine still didn't work right,
And eventually I got up tight.
Gave this dang machine some kicks,
And then converted it to Linux.