What Tux should look like

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Why isn't this Tux used more often? It's definitely cuter and easier on the eyes than the other two popular Tux (the overweight smirking one, and the pointy cross-eyed one)
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11 years ago

Found in the AER-OS-XK icon set.

ftpaddict

9 years ago

Eons better than the original. Cuter; more modern; more "user-friendly", if you will, and instantly recognizable as "tux!".

I think he should be the next mascot.

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Cometa

10 years ago

The original Tux was more sophisticated, contented.

Have you ever read why Tux looks like he does?
http://www.sjbaker.org/wiki/index.php?title=The_History_of_Tux_the_Linux_Penguin#Beginnings

I am aware that a penguin was used so that it could be modified and remain recognisable, but I don't think that you ever could replace Tux. You can make different versions, but you can never replace him.

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fyda

10 years ago

Mm, it *is* cute. But, I think the problem I have with this Tux, and the "pointy cross-eyed" Tux, is that they just look... not really "smart" enough.

The official Tux himself doesn't look like a razor-wit, either, but he looks a bit more "for serious", for lack of a better term. Then again, there are limits to how serious you can be with a cartoon. :P

Personally I'd be in favour of a more devious, clever penguin, like the one from that Wallace & Gromit movie... but that's just me.

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TheRob

10 years ago

well it's not just you...

this tux thing isn't anything I have ever
thought of before this post showed...

Now when it comes to mind I too think we
need a very evil tux that looks like he is
gonna "kill bill" ;D

Anyway, the first time I saw the cross-eyed
one I just couldn't stop laughing.... so I'm
perfectly okey with that too :D

chill!

//Robert

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19811981

11 years ago

its very cute tux :)

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ChaosWars

11 years ago

Because this one looks like its' been sodomized by something multicolored and wavy....

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everaldo

11 years ago

in fact its my crystal penguin
the vector file is avaliable at www.yellowicon.com

thanks

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beany

11 years ago

yeh I like your Tux better...it's so much more modern than the other. It is unfortunate that the Linux community drew artists into its realm after the code geeks gave us this beautiful thing called Linux then stuck an ugly little icon on it. I think it would be nice if you took Tux in his original recognizable form and gave him a needed tweak. If any one could do it it would be you.

Oh yeh by the way thanks for all your other gorgeous icons.

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garoth

11 years ago

I think its cute <3

Not an 'official' tux replacement though. Face it, we're stuck with the other one. There is no good way to uproot such a crucial part of the community so many years after it was made.

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wedderburn

11 years ago

because this tux looks like something that you want to hit with a baseball bat not one you want to have anything to do with your IT.

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11 years ago

Found in the AER-OS-XK icon set.

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