What....what have you DONE!! WHYYY WOULD YOU DO SUCH A THING???
Fortunes and cowsay are the two best things about the terminal! Ok, maybe a few of the quotes and creatures are offensive, but they are still funny!
(You can always remove the offensive creature by going into the /usr/share/cowsay/cows/ folder and removing the .cow files).
If any of you are wondering whatever happened to fortunes and cowsay in LMDE and Mint 13, they have been disabled (and I am pretty sure it was because of all these over-sensitive and emotional folks who just had to go whine about it to disable it).
Ok, fear not ladies and gentlemen who actually WANT the automatic fortunes and/or cowsay;
I have made a tutorial that allows you to easily enable/disable these awesome features.
What's all this I hear about fortune and cowsay using resources and slowing down the terminal? Well duh! if you use an ancient 266MHz computer, of course! I have a 1.4GHz Intel Celeron single-core laptop and the most time it took was ~1 second to display the cowsay+fortune combo (takes less than a quarter second on my quad core, barely noticeable delay). So anyways, if anyone is interested, here is the tutorial ---> viewtopic.php?f=42&t=107877