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Re: More OT: Is tux gender specific ? (RE: [SLUG] OT: Geek/Linux apparel)
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- Subject: Re: More OT: Is tux gender specific ? (RE: [SLUG] OT: Geek/Linux apparel)
- From: Howard Lowndes <lannet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Jul 8 11:00:35 2000
Going back even further, in Olaf Kirch's book, Linux NAG, he uses the
image of a storm petrel "which has become a kind of a mascot for the Linux
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On Sat, 8 Jul 2000, Rachel Polanskis wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Jul 2000, Aravind Naidu wrote:
> > I was reading Jon's email below, and Tux is a "him" ??
> > That begs the question. Is Tux gender specific ? Some of our fairer sex
> > colleagues might take exception to that !!
> What I take exception to is the linux mascot in general!
> I was one of those who fought on the losing side - I wanted the Linux
> Mascot to be a platypus, which was what I had on the very first Linux CD
> I got my hands on.
> To me, a platypus is far more appealing than a penguin. I think it
> actually symbolises Linux far better too. To me, Tux will always be
> the creation of sycophants who wanted to be on the "inner circle" with Linus.
> He didn't care one way or the other what the mascot was.....