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Penguin-free Linux 2.6.29 Kernel Released

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Penguin-free Linux 2.6.29 kernel released

Tasmanian devil gives Tux the boot (for now)

By Kelly Fiveash

Posted in Operating Systems, 24th March 2009 15:53 GMT

Linus Torvalds has released a new version of Linux that temporarily kills off Tux, the cutesy Penguin mascot.

Yesterday the big daddy of Linux announced the availability of Linux kernel 2.6.29, which comes with support for a preliminary version of the Btrfs filesystem.

More of a surprise was the arrival of what Torvalds described as a “(temporary) change of logo to Tuz, the Tasmanian Devil” for the latest Linux kernel.

Why the switcheroo, and does this mean curtains for the Tux Penguin logo?

Apparently not. Instead, 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. Presumably to cover up the effects of the facial tumour disease which is ravaging the TasDev population.

The Register - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/24/li...ernel_released/

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