Robert Pogson

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Overdue: A Tribute to Tux

  • Sep 27 / 2010
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Overdue: A Tribute to Tux

For those who don’t know, Tux is the mascot of the Linux kernel. The kernel ties everything together in an efficient reliable bundle of hardware, performance and reliablity. The mascot likes to eat fish but cannot fly in air. It flies in water. Now there is a monument to Tux with air-foil wings. Linux overcomes little problems like water-wings.

This could be the first monument to Tux. Perhaps the GNU/Linux operating system should have a few more monuments to the efforts of the world to produce its own software rather than relying on single sources. Where I live there are monuments to just about everything: traitors now seen as heroes, mosquitoes, snakes, geese, etc. Free Software has its icons. Why not monuments? GNU has a mascot. Apache has a feather. MySQL has a porpoise. This could catch on.

It’s about time this blog had a logo. Robert Pogson is just my name and I am a fat old guy, nothing inspiring. I will have to think and consult more artistic types. I am a linear problem solver not into creating visions but able to recognize them.

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