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NetworkWorldFusion: Enough About Linus, What's the Story with the Penguin?

Dec 18, 2003, 21:15 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Mears)

"The Linux albatross just wouldn't sell. And the Linux platypus, well, who'd buy anything from him? Ah, but the Linux penguin, there's a bird that could really drive an industry.

"'The little guy hasn't 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 wouldn't know what Linux is, but they will recognize Tux as 'that computer thing...''"

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