06/11/2004: When I "upgraded" to Mandrake 10.0...
(which, as you may recall, was basically a backup, wipe out, reinstall from scratch process) I installed Firefox (which I tend to use as a default web browser) and the Thunderbird mail client (for its built-in adaptive spam-filter; adequate, but the folks at Qualcomm don't have anything to worry about yet, if my experience with both Thunderbird on Linux and Eudora paid mode on WinBlows is any indication).
This time I activated Thunderbird's built-in spell check. Tonight I just sent my first email mentioning Linux. As I was typing that word, it struck me that it would be amusing (in a sad sort of way) if Thunderbird, an open source program that runs on Linux (as well as a number of other platforms), had a spell-checker that didn't recognize "Linux".
I'm happy to report that it does. Somebody was thinking when s/he compiled the basic dictionary.
Len on 06.11.04 @ 09:21 PM CST