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[Macintosh users] 1. n. The call of a
semi-legendary creature, properly called the dogcow. (Some
previous versions of this entry claimed, incorrectly, that Moof was
the name of the creature.) 2. adj. Used to flag software
that's a hack, something untested and on the edge. On one Apple
CD-ROM, certain folders such as "Tools & Apps (Moof!)" and
"Development Platforms (Moof!)", are so marked to indicate that
they contain software not fully tested or sanctioned by the powers
that be. When you open these folders you cross the boundary into
hackerland. 3. v. On the Microsoft Network, the term `moof' has
gained popularity as a verb meaning `to be suddenly disconnected by
the system'. One might say "I got moofed".
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.