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April 15, 2009

Is that all folks?

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Identify this mascot and tell us why the old one has been changed (temporarily)

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Cracked by: foobar , Ps , huha banda , udupendra , shenoyvarun86 , x3n , emrohit , Bipin Banavalikar , AmK , krik , Johny Walker , muskvar , Jean Valjean , Raghuvansh , Kaiser Soze , alephnull , Ananth , , Mitesh , Siddharth Jain , Rahul and twistedtail.

Answer:

TUZ, a tasmanian devil wearing a penguin mask temporarily replacing TUX(the linux kernel mascot) to spread awareness about their sorry state.


23 Responses to “Is that all folks?”

  1. foobar

    Its ‘Tuz’ the tasmanian devil, linux’s new logo. This logo was selected to raise awareness about the facial tumor that its species is suffering from.


  2. Ps

    Tuz…

    Its currently the logo for the Linux Kernal (2.6.29), the change from good old “Tux” being in honour of the tasmanian devil (which faces extinction due to the devil facial tumour disease).

    Thats all folks, there isn’t any more! (I knew watching bugs bunny was a worthwhile endevour)


  3. Ps

    footnote: Apparently it was also the mascot of the 2009 linux.conf.au conference.


  4. huha banda

    TUX,
    temporarily changed to create awareness about the endangered tasmanian devil.


  5. udupendra
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    Tuz, a Tasmanian devil wearing a penguin mask, as a temporary replacement for Tux, in order to raise awareness about the delicate situation these poor devils are in.


  6. The tasmanian devil,the temporary Linux mascot, its temporary role as the Linux mascot is intended to highlight the threat to the survival of the species, which lives exclusively on the island of Tasmania, from the relatively new Devil Facial Tumour Disease” (DFTD).


  7. x3n

    This is tuz the tasmanian devil, the new linux mascot

    Linus Torvalds killed of tux temporarily in the latest kernel release 2.6.29

    Torvalds changed the kernel’s logo temporarily to encourage openistas to support the Save The Tasmanian Devil campaign. And if you look closely, the stand-in mascot known as Tuz is in fact sporting a penguin mask


  8. emrohit

    Tuz. For the 2.6.29 release only, the Linux kernel’s mascot, Tux (penguin), has been temporarily replaced by Tuz in order to highlight efforts to save the Tasmanian Devil from extinction.


  9. Bipin Banavalikar
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    Tuz the Tasmanian Devil.
    Linux changed the mascot to support the effort to save the Tasmanian devil species from extinction due to the Devil facial tumour disease.


  10. AmK
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    Tuz, the Tasmanian devil mascot for the next release of the Linux kernel. Being used to bring attention to the Tasmanian devils, currently endangered by a form of cancer.


  11. krik

    Tuz – The new Linux Mascot
    It turns out that Tasmanian devils are endangered by cancer. The lca2009 organizers decided to dedicate the event’s traditional charity auction to the cause of helping research into this disease


  12. Tuz – It has been chosen by Linus Torvalds as the logo for version 2.6.29 of the Linux kernel [16] to support the effort to save the Tasmanian devil species from extinction[17] due to the Devil facial tumour disease.


  13. muskvar

    the official linux mascot Tuz for the linux 2.6.29 linux kernel cycle…. in support of the tasmanian devil cancer research….


  14. Tuz, the temporary linux mascot. The change was made to bring awareness to the extinction of the Tazmanian Devil.


  15. Raghuvansh
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    Tuz replacing Tux temporarily because Torvalds Uncle wants to support Tasmanian Devil conservation.


  16. Kaiser Soze

    ‘Tuz’ – The Tasmanian devil is the new mascot for Linux.
    Tasmanian devils are endangered by a facial tumour disease and the mascot was temporarily changed to help create awareness regarding the same.


  17. alephnull

    Tuz. Since Tasmanian Devils are an endangered species. Also, some beards were harmed in the process.


  18. Ananth
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    This is Tuz. A stand-in for Tux in the Linux 2.6.29 release. An effort to raise awareness that Tasmanian devils are endangered.


  19. Anonymous

    Yipee – I answer another animal qn! Udups, Arul & Appu – u have competition.
    Tuz – new temp mascot for Linux – Tasmanian devil wearing a penguin mask.
    Save the Tasmanian devils effort.


  20. Mitesh

    Yipee – I answer another animal qn! Udups, Arul & Appu – beware!
    Tuz – new temp mascot for Linux – Tasmanian devil wearing a penguin mask.
    Save the Tasmanian devils effort.


  21. Siddharth Jain
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    Tuz… who\’s going to temporarily replace Tux, in an effort to highlight the threat to survival of the Tasmanian devil.


  22. Rahul
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    Wiki:

    Tuz, the Tasmanian devil

    Tuz was the mascot of the 2009 linux.conf.au conference. It has been chosen by Linus Torvalds as the logo for version 2.6.29 of the Linux kernel [16] to support the effort to save the Tasmanian devil species from extinction[17] due to the Devil facial tumour disease.


  23. twistedtail

    Writing on his Linux Foundation blog, Jonathan Corbet notes a temporary stand-in for Tux, the Linux mascot:

    Tuz is most emphatically not a penguin. Those who look closely will see that the kernel’s stand-in mascot is, instead, a Tasmanian devil wearing a penguin mask. Tuz began his career as the mascot for the 2009 edition of the linux.conf.au conference, held in Hobart, Tasmania. So why is Tuz moving on to the mainline kernel?

    It turns out that Tasmanian devils are currently endangered by an especially nasty form of communicable cancer. The lca2009 organizers decided to dedicate the event’s traditional charity auction to the cause of helping research into this disease. This auction surpassed everybody’s expectations, raising some AU$40,000 for the campaign to save the devil.


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