The official Linux mascot


It was created by Larry Ewing in TheGIMP, because LinusTorvalds likes Penguins. (After discussions on the linux-kernel MailingList, and an initial suggestion by AlanCox.) quotes comments from Linus about how the Penguin was appropriate. has gathered an exhaustive history of Tux. The Google directory has a lot of information about Tux.

There is also a cool game called Tux Racer, where you guide a Penguin down a hill. It used to be Free, but is now Proprietary and commercial. However, see OpenRacer.