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June 3, 2009

Waaay too simple

srikanth @ 9:00 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1244062839 ) Play

Free points for everyone. Identify claim to fame of image:

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Cracked more or less by MitC , sUSHRUT , Rogi , udupendra , Raghuvansh , Dibyo , lordmaldy , abhijeet , Logik , Wasi Manazir , Anirudh and Rahulk.

Answer:

As admitted by Linus Torvalds himself, this is ccpenguin.jpg, the file that inspired Tux – the Linux mascot.


16 Responses to “Waaay too simple”

  1. MitC

    Tux, the logo?


  2. Rogi
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    The original image Linus Torvalds presented to the Linux community for which we wanted to base \


  3. sUSHRUT

    inspired TUX?????


  4. Rogi
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    The original image Linus Torvalds presented to the Linux community for which we wanted to base Tux,the penguin on and included in the v1.3 kernel.
    ftp://ftp.cs.helsinki.fi/pub/S.....enguin.jpg


  5. killer penguin?


  6. udupendra
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    The ccpenguin.jpg image that Linus Torvalds found on some ftp server. It served as the inspiration for Tux.


  7. Raghuvansh
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    Tux, Inspiration for.


  8. Dibyo
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    In the words of Torvalds, himself:

    I have to agree. Alan’s logo would be kind of funny, but not really done in the best taste. Now you hopefully all know I like penguins, so I
    finally copied my favourite penguin picture to the ftp.cs.helsinki.fi ftp site, where it now sits in pub/Software/Linux/Kernel/v1.3 along with all
    the kernels.

    I have no idea of the copyright status of that picture – I found it on another ftp site (thanks Alan for pointing me towards it), and if you’re
    running X, you should add this line to your .xinitrc:xv -maxpect -rbg ‘#f0eebe’ -ncols 128 -root -rmode 5 -quit \$HOME/penguins/ccpenguin.jpg &

    (obviously after having ftp’d the “ccpenguin.jpg” file and put it in your “penguins” subdirectory – you DO have one, don’t you?)

    Now, due to copyrights etc we can’t use this as the linux logo, but think of this penguin as THE Killer Penguin, and you’ll be in the right frame of mind
    for doing a real linux logo.. This is a penguin with an ATTITUDE (I don’t know exactly what the attitude is, but it’s definitely there).

    Linus


  9. ccpenguin, the image that Linus Torvalds labeled as having the right “attitude” for what he wanted as the final Linux logo (finally done by Larry Ewing). The image couldn’t be directly used because its copyright status was unknown.


  10. abhijeet

    inspiration for tux???


  11. Logik
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    The inspiration for the Tux logo. [ As admitted by Linus himself ]


  12. Wasi Manazir

    Tux the mascot of linux


  13. Rogi
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    So, How do we contribute items for consideration?


  14. Rahulk
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    \


  15. Anirudh

    tux?


  16. Rahulk
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    @Srikanth :- I have posted Linux’s inspiration for Tux but it did not take it …. :(


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