By default, fortune cookies are enabled whenever you launch the Terminal in Linux Mint.
The newly released Linux Mint 11 ‘Katya’ provides the option of turning off these cookies whenever Terminal is launched.
To do this :
1. Go to Menu>Applications>Preferences>Desktop Settings.
2. Select Terminal tab and uncheck the option Show fortune cookies.
From now on, whenever Terminal is launched, the fortune cookies won’t be displayed.
[ In case you want to invoke fortune cookies at will from the Terminal, check out this post.]