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The Linux 3.1 Kernel May Have A New Logo

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the looks-familiar dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "To mark the upcoming release of the Linux 3.1 kernel IBM's Darrick Wong has proposed changing the familiar solo-Tux logo to something more, well, befitting of the version number."

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LOL (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37377524)

At first I said, "Why is a new logo so important just because they changed versions? Don't they have better things to do with their time?"

Then I RTFM'd and understood.

Knowing Microsoft... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37379422)

Que copyright claims

Re:Knowing Microsoft... (2)

billcopc (196330) | more than 2 years ago | (#37380782)

On what, the color cyan ? The Helvetica font ? The blobby rendition of Tux ?

If they have any humanity left in them, they will chuckle as we did, and realize 3.2 will probably be released in another two weeks anyway.

Slashdot sensationalism? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37382224)

April fools is a bit late this year.

I do enjoy how the tongue-in-cheek posting by Derrick Wong has turned into a sensationalist /. headline.

Now comes the fun part -- waiting for other news aggregators to pick up the /. headline and spin it as "New Linux Logo!"

Copyright (1)

Billly Gates (198444) | more than 2 years ago | (#37383312)

It uses the same pic as early Windows. That is a liability risk even if it was intended to be funny as people can confuse Linux with Windows 3.11.

Re:Copyright (1)

hany (3601) | more than 2 years ago | (#37383982)

Too late. Image is on the Internet now so nobody will ever take it down now.

And now my high hopes for Linux are all ruined.

:)

Shouldn't this have happened w/ 3.0? (1)

unixisc (2429386) | more than 2 years ago | (#37383814)

Seems to me that when Linus changed the version# to 3.0, that was the right opportunity to change the kernel, assuming that was needed.. The above logo looks like a Windows rip-off.

Re:Shouldn't this have happened w/ 3.0? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37389218)

Look at that flying window fly over your head! Whoosh!

Who will see it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37384424)

Nowadays, most Linux users don't even get to see these bootup logos, right?

Also, Pop Art Tux, lol

Feature Request (1)

gentryx (759438) | more than 2 years ago | (#37395820)

Maybe we could also add a start button to the console in Linux? At least in Linux 95.0?

Re:Feature Request (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37405626)

And when they come out with Linux Me and Linux Vista, a subroutine will randomly execute that kicks out a random nonsensical error.

Re:Feature Request (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37438824)

When Linux 8 is finally released it will be the year of the Linux Mobile Phone!

Implications (1)

IllusionalForce (1830532) | more than 2 years ago | (#37396526)

So, essentially, wouldn't that say "Look guys, we finally caught up to 19 year old technology and we're pretty fucking proud of it?"

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