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More VirtualBox silliness

Previous post I had mentioned that the virtual machine software VirtualBox uses an entertaining metaphor for file transfer between host and guest operating systems.

This new discovery of mine isn’t really new to me, but I just realized that is represents a kind of whimsical reference that you don’t see in “professional” software very often:

clonevm

The icon for “cloning” (essentially a special duplication procedure) is a sheep. This is undoubtedly a reference to Dolly who was cloned famously in the late 1990s.

Personally I think it’s clever piece of metaphorage. ;) ;)

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