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candtalan
March 2nd, 2005, 07:39 AM
One thing linux seems to lack is overall 'branding'. The Tux penguin sumbol is a pretty good and fun symbol of linux - I cannot understand why it is not seen on the Ubuntu sites - or the merchandise. Why is this?

Adrenal
March 2nd, 2005, 10:07 PM
One thing linux seems to lack is overall 'branding'. The Tux penguin sumbol is a pretty good and fun symbol of linux - I cannot understand why it is not seen on the Ubuntu sites - or the merchandise. Why is this?
Because we have our own logo, the circle

cliff58
March 28th, 2005, 06:30 AM
No need to change the logo, but adding to it would be nice...

Buffalo Soldier
March 28th, 2005, 06:56 AM
All distro has it's own identity. Others have their red colored hat, stars, piramid, green reptile and etc. I feel we're doing just fine with tux as the mascot for GNU/Linux in general and each distro with it's own mascot.

panickedthumb
March 29th, 2005, 12:54 AM
It's not as appealing anymore. Tux used to be cool as heck back in the day, but now, I'd like to see RedHat for example, add Tux to their logo, and see how much sales drop. It doesn't look professional anymore. It's great for an underground, independent distribution, but a corporate distribution, whether it's pay-only, free to download, or they ship you free cds, probably don't want tux in their logo. I think work needs to be done to the overall branding of Linux as well.

primeirocrime
March 29th, 2005, 05:04 AM
I hope I won't offend anyone, specially the creator of the tux logo. But I simple hate it. And I have the following reasons for this:
1#The penguin is sitting down [not dynamic]

2#he has a very «I am Sam» kind of smile

3#late 80's design look ...somehow I think of Don Johnson when I look at it

4#Why is there this cuteness complex in *nix logos? darwin, bsd, linux...even the GNU from gnu looks stupid.

the only decent logos [what I consider to be good design] are the ones from ubuntu [circle, people, dynamic] debian [swirl also dynamical and spiral growth] Suse [chameleon..adapts] Ximian [evolves] Red Hat [so strange and cool at the same time...makes me think about early 1920's mafia]
I have doubts about the gentoo logo, maybe it will evolve to something better.
gnome is ok but stupid at the same time...
kde makes me sick both the gear and the ugly reptile.

well and windows only makes me think of defenestration

panickedthumb
March 29th, 2005, 06:09 AM
Agree with every word brother.
Except the KDE gear, I do like that, but Konqi the dragon-- cutting myself off before I get too upset.

godsunderstudysdad
March 30th, 2005, 12:20 AM
8) Tux was never cool
Therefore, Tux is always cool.
He does not do faster!, cleverer!, moreuptodate!
Because we all know that if Tux is sitting there, the above are given.

wmcbrine
March 30th, 2005, 12:04 PM
1#The penguin is sitting down [not dynamic]

2#he has a very «I am Sam» kind of smile

It's a Buddha thing.

basse1989
March 31st, 2005, 04:24 PM
There's nothing wrong with tux!
Tux looks and is a MUCH better logo than almost any distro logo.
Except maybe the ubuntu and the red hat logos, but he's still way cooler than them. :)

lao_V
March 31st, 2005, 04:58 PM
Meet the creator of tux here (http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/penguin/)

I also feel that the penguin doesn't really reflect professionalism. You need abstract graphics to achieve this.

Also, to further promote linux, all distro's must incorporate this in their own distro. This is the least they could do to thank Linus!!!

LongTooth
April 28th, 2005, 07:12 AM
If only someone could come up with a stylized Tux. That might help. But all the cute penguins...I can do without them. Same goes for the other cartoonish logos. They just don't look serious enough. Lets see if anybody can contribute a stylized Tux. Just a few lines, two or three, that show its a penquin but denote that Linux is the wave of the future.

Stylized:
One entry found for stylize.
Main Entry: styl·ize
Pronunciation: 'stI(-&)-"lIz
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): styl·ized; styl·iz·ing
: to conform to a conventional style; specifically : to represent or design according to a style or stylistic pattern rather than according to nature or tradition

Adrenal
April 30th, 2005, 02:30 AM
I like the Suse one, he looks so tough, like he's ready to take down all who oppose him, and crash them like the little minions they are

panickedthumb
April 30th, 2005, 02:43 AM
The SuSE penguin? I don't recall a SuSE penguin honestly. I know there's the lizard, but I can't remember a penguin. Got an image?

professor_chaos
April 30th, 2005, 09:25 PM
I see Tux, the penguin logo as not a mascot, but rather an symbol. The symbol to me represents linux/unix, and therefore I like it's use and the connection it brings to all linux distros. So, I would like to see all distros use it in a subtle way to suggest the commonality they have.
just my 2 cents.

benplaut
May 1st, 2005, 06:03 AM
<< (self explanitory)

paul cooke
May 1st, 2005, 09:59 AM
Agree with every word brother.
Except the KDE gear, I do like that, but Konqi the dragon-- cutting myself off before I get too upset.

Konqui must be cute... he's been ripped off by these guys...

http://www.jamster.co.uk/jiw/go?search=nessie&zanpid=2115794C668747558#40

don't buy the damned thing though... they trick you into a minimum 12 week "contract" and you get charged at premium rate for every message they send you...

xmastree
May 9th, 2005, 09:30 AM
It doesn't look professional anymore.
Whereas calling a release warty warthog, or hory hedgehog does look professional?

It sounds like a kids game... :roll:

panickedthumb
May 9th, 2005, 11:04 AM
Those are codenames. Longhorn? Whistler? All MS codenames are Ski Slopes. All Ubuntu codenames are animals.

N'Jal
May 9th, 2005, 07:22 PM
To me Tux is cool, always has been, he has the chilled out look when things don't look good coz he know's it'll be alright in the end. He is an inspiration to all :P

Well it sounded good didn't it?

Server companies need a unique symbol to show the difference between Windows and Linux servers, so they use Tux simply because not everyone will recognise the SUSE gecko or the mandriva star. Tux is the universal symbol for Linux

xmastree
May 11th, 2005, 07:42 AM
here (http://xmastree.34sp.com/images/ubuntux.jpg) he is...

:razz:

Arthemys
May 12th, 2005, 08:03 PM
One thing that I vaugely remember reading online was that the penguin was picked because it's different and surprising. (At the time)

Linux is fast, agile, efficient, etc... Things penguins are not, unless you **** one off, in theory when angered penguins can steamroll you over with speed. Therefore, you would not expect that from a penguin would you?

Linux is essentially command line based, as is DOS. Can you compare those two with a straight face?

xmastree
May 13th, 2005, 10:43 AM
fast, agile, efficient, etc... Things penguins are notEver seen a penguin swimming? Fast, agile, efficient, graceful. Fast enough to jump completely out of the water and land on the ice.

It's only when they try to walk that they look silly.

Arthemys
May 13th, 2005, 12:10 PM
Ever seen a penguin swimming? Fast, agile, efficient, graceful. Fast enough to jump completely out of the water and land on the ice.

It's only when they try to walk that they look silly.

Heh, that's what I meant, on land.

xmastree
May 14th, 2005, 01:06 AM
Heh, that's what I meant, on land.So out of its natural habitat then, rather like linux on a desktop rather than a server. :?

Ah... I see what you mean! :smile:

Arthemys
May 16th, 2005, 02:30 PM
Kinda like that.
Either way, it's just unexpected for the mascot to be a penguin.

Another thing that might have been said earlier was that the penguin is customizable to "your liking"

Red Hat could put a red fedora on Tux's head and that'd click in everyone's mind, or on the debian start up screen, Tux with beer in a pilsner glass. Could you have the Windows logo drinking beer or wearing a hat?

Just another point to argue.

xmastree
May 17th, 2005, 02:15 AM
Either way, it's just unexpected for the mascot to be a penguinDo you know where it came from?
Apparently, the linux community was looking for ideas for a logo, and thought it ought to be some kind of animal. Linus said "I've always liked penguins", so it was settled.

Arthemys
May 19th, 2005, 08:31 PM
Do you know where it came from?
Apparently, the linux community was looking for ideas for a logo, and thought it ought to be some kind of animal. Linus said "I've always liked penguins", so it was settled.
Democratic, best part being... I don't hear anyone complaining. ;)

xmastree
May 25th, 2005, 04:43 AM
Here (http://www.gwaihir.org/etc/tux.html) is the full story.


"Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had."
-- Linus Torvalds

Arthemys
May 25th, 2005, 08:57 PM
Here (http://www.gwaihir.org/etc/tux.html) is the full story.

"Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had."
-- Linus Torvalds
That's exactly it, haha... I knew that quote existed! :P Well there's what I've been basing my comments on.

orpheus
May 30th, 2005, 12:49 AM
heres your stylized penguin. :P
http://www.armedpenguin.net/penguin.jpg

Kyral
May 30th, 2005, 02:39 AM
Tux,,,,,is just Tux. He has character. And like it has been said. No one expects a penguin!! I dunno, I just smile when I see the smiling Tux in the corner of my panel :D

Buffalo Soldier
May 30th, 2005, 03:00 AM
Just watch the trailer for a documentary titled "March of the Penguins". The voice over is by Morgan Freeman. I'm sure most will fall in love with penguins after that.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/warner_independent_pictures/marchofthepenguins.html

http://wip.warnerbros.com/

TristanMike
June 22nd, 2005, 02:49 AM
Just watch the trailer for a documentary titled "March of the Penguins". The voice over is by Morgan Freeman. I'm sure most will fall in love with penguins after that.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/warner_independent_pictures/marchofthepenguins.html

http://wip.warnerbros.com/
:D :D LOL! Ha, ha, Oh, that's it, I love it, it's perfect. At about 50 seconds into it, while they're marching, one penguin at the bottom left corner trips, it's hilarious!
The penquin is perfect for Linux. is it windows? is it mac? no it's Linux! I also agree that the distros should incorperate it somehow. Even if it's small.

TristanMike