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(Unix; probably after "fucked") Terminally slow, or dead. Originated when one system was slowed to a snail's pace by an inadvertent fork bomb.
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forked versionProgram source code that differs from a main body of code. At some point in time, the code was modified to produce a different product (the forked version). Forked versions are common in open source projects because open source licenses allow the code to be modified. See hard fork, fork and open source.
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