April 10, 2009 (Computerworld) No, you can't eat these Easter eggs.
In this case, they're hidden tricks, games and surprises that programmers put in their code that are activated by certain key combinations or other user input. You can find them in applications, operating systems, browsers and just about any other type of software.
I admit that a couple of these examples -- one in Linux and one in a Telnet session -- aren't technically Easter eggs. But I think these little treats are pretty cool so I put them all in my egg basket to share with you.
In case the videos go by too quickly for you, I'll provide written instructions for each one.