Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The History of Tux the Linux Penguin

How long you have been using Linux? For how long you have known Tux The Linux Penguin? Do you know Tux history evolvement? Here's an interesting article on Tux the Linux Penguin.

In the beginning, sometime in early 1996, several people were talking on the linux-kernel mailing list about a suitable logo/mascot for Linux. Of the many, many suggestions, many involved parodies of other operating system logo's - or were strong, noble beasts such as Sharks or Eagles. At some point (I'm not sure when), Linus Torvalds (the father of Linux) casually mentioned that he was rather fond of Penguins - which rather stopped the debate in its tracks.

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