Should Linux Adopt “The Other Linux Logo” ?

What do you see whenever you look at the Linux mascot, Tux? A revolutionary project? A penguin? Or the need for a design update? Many people see all the above.

But jokes aside, there’s a new image we came across earlier today dubbed ‘The Other Tux Logo’. It’s apparently a modern reinterpretation of the famous penguin by designer Ecogex.

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He (Ecogex) writes on The Other Linux Logo webpage that “The good old Tux logo is really cool, we love and use it. But a simple and efficient logo to identify Linux is missing. The Other Linux Logo is more icon-friendly and adapted to small sizes. Also, we want people to have the choice when it comes to picture the awesomeness of Linux”.

The Official Unofficial Linux Logo

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The tux image we are all familiar with was created by Larry Ewing for a Linux Logo competition back in the mmid-1990s.

Technically, the Tux is the Linux mascot and not the Linux logo, but because of how synonymously it is used with the project, any attempts at making such distinction will be a waste of time.

The tux mascot (pictured above) has been in use since its creation in 1996. Both the black and white and color versions still exist, as well as a lesser used “line drawing”.

Here at Ubuntu Next we like the design. We see it as more than just a penguin because it is unique and has that intrinsic Linux feel.

Anyway, which Tux logo do you prefer? Are you on the side of users who want a redesign of the Linux mascot? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Okoi Martins Jr.
I'm a Computer Scientist with a passion for learning new things in fields ranging from theoretical implications of computer science and mathematical modeling to web development and music. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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