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Open deathtrap

An abusive hackerism for the Santa Cruz Operation’s Open DeskTop. The funniest part is that this was coined by SCO’s own developers.
Compare AIDX, Macintrash Nominal Semidestructor, ScumOS, sun-stools, HP-SUX.
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