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Definition of TUX

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tux \tux\
     Shortened form of {tuxedo}. [informal]
     [PJC] Tuxedo

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Tux


      Tux the Penguin is the official emblem of {Linux}, This eventuated after a logo contest in 1996, during which Linus Torvalds endorsed the idea of a penguin logo in a couple of famously funny postings. Linus explained that he was once bitten by a killer penguin in Australia and has felt a special affinity for the species ever since. (Linus has since admitted that he was also thinking of Feathers McGraw, the evil-genius penguin jewel thief who appeared in a Wallace & Grommit feature cartoon, The Wrong Trousers.)

      Larry Ewing designed the official Tux logo. It has proved a wise choice, amenable to hundreds of recognizable variations used as emblems of Linux-related projects, products, and user groups. In fact, Tux has spawned an entire mythology, of which the Gospel According to Tux and the mock-epic poem Tuxowolf are among the best-known examples.

      There is a ?real? Tux ? a black-footed penguin resident at the Bristol Zoo. Several friends of Linux bought a zoo sponsorship for Linus as a birthday present in 1996.


The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

TUX
         Torvalds UniX (Linux), "Tux"

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]


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