why fedora rules: they provide the best explanations for updates

Well, I occasionally read the details of updates for packages installed on my fedora 16 box and from time to time they can be quite entertaining.

Yet, the update information given to the users for the latest ql2500-firmware package is just too unique to remain hidden within the depths of fedoras update manager.

So, here comes the best explanation I have ever heard why I should update the ql2500-firmware package:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.

“My dear Mr. ql2500-firmware,” said his lady to him one day, “have you heard that Beefy Miracle is chosen at last?”

Mr. ql2500-firmware replied that he had not.

“But it is,” returned she; “for Mrs. Bergeron has just been here, and she told me all about it.”

Mr. ql2500-firmware made no answer.

“Do you not want to know which release has taken it?” cried his wife impatiently.

“You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it.”

This was invitation enough.

“Why, my dear, you must know, Mrs. Bergeron says that ql2500-firmware is taken by a young distribution of large fortune from the north of England; that he came down on Monday in a chaise and four to see the name, and was so much delighted with it, that he agreed with Mr. Smith immediately; that he is to take possession before Michaelmas, and some of his servants are to be branded with the logo by the end of next week.”

“What is his name?”

“[CENSORED].”

“Is he married or single?”

“Oh! Single, my dear, to be sure! A single component of large fortune; four or five thousand changes a year. What a fine thing for our users!”

“How so? How can it affect them?”

“My dear Mr. ql2500-firmware,” replied his wife, “how can you be so tiresome! You must know that I am thinking of his marrying one of them.”

“Is that his design in making the update?”

“Design! Nonsense, how can you talk so! But it is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them, and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes.”

“I see no occasion for that. You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, for as you are as handsome as any of them, Mr. Pangolin may like you the best of the party.”

“My dear, you flatter me. I certainly have had my share of beauty, but I do not pretend to be anything extraordinary now. When a woman has five grown-up daughters, she ought to give over thinking of her own beauty.”

“In such cases, a woman has not often much beauty to think of.”

“But, my dear, you must indeed go and see Mr. Pangolin when he comes into the neighbourhood.”

“It is more than I engage for, I assure you.”

A little hint for the interested reader: it happens to be an adoption of the first chapter of Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice” 🙂

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