Enough about Linus, Whats the Story with the Penguin?

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2003-12-16 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jennifer Mears of Network World gives us the story we all really wanted about Linux: Where did that penguin come from anyway?

The Linux albatross just wouldnt sell. And the Linux platypus, well, whod buy anything from him? Ah, but the Linux penguin, theres a bird that could really drive an industry.

"The little guy hasnt been very active in coding the actual kernel, but he sure as hell has made for a very recognizable mascot," says Linux creator Linus Torvalds. "There are people out there who have no interest in computers and wouldnt know what Linux is, but they will recognize Tux as that computer thing."

For the rest of this flightless fowl story, click here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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