Definitions

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  • proper noun A cuddly cartoon penguin, the official Linux mascot.

Etymologies

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Coined by James Hughes as a short form of Torvalds Unix (after Linus Torvalds), perhaps also influenced by the tux (tuxedo) that penguins are sometimes humorously said to be wearing.

Examples

  • Tux is an onigiri stuffed with tuna (since any good penguin wants to be stuffed with fish!).

    February « 2010 « Were rabbits

  • Tux is an onigiri stuffed with tuna (since any good penguin wants to be stuffed with fish!).

    Bento #286 – Tux « Were rabbits

  • Tux is my main server — it hosts most of my websites, my DNS (think of DNS as a sort of an Internet phone book — it matches cvillenews. com to 216.12.86.3), a bunch of e-mail addresses, etc.

    cvillenews.com is Back Up at cvillenews.com

  • Tux is my main server — it hosts most of my websites, my DNS (think of DNS as a sort of an Internet phone book — it matches cvillenews. com to 216.12.86.3), a bunch of e-mail addresses, etc.

    2002 June archive at cvillenews.com

  • We took in a black and white stray cat which I wanted to call Tux, after the Linux penguin, but the name never stuck, and so his name is “Cat”.

    Temp Cat™ Yearns for the Bennies « Whatever

  • Creatures such as Tux the penguin have become bizarrely treasured icons , while others, such as recent roadside-autopsy subject Jeeves, are better off in the hereafter.

    Gallery: Lamest Technology Mascots Ever

  • The resemblance was very remarkable and standing with the tall boy in his "Tux" the girl in her butterfly gown made quite a charming little picture.

    Jane Allen, Junior

  • Albert wore his "Tux" at the Red Men's Ball and hearts palpitated beneath new muslin gowns and bitter envy stirred beneath the Brockton "Advanced Styles."

    The Portygee

  • Yeah, Super Tux is a replica of our good old Super Mario game, except for the "Tux".

    LXer Linux News

  • Watch closely: irb (main): 015: 0 > pals = \% w {Tux Geeko Linus} = > [ "Tux", "Geeko", "Linus"] irb (main): 016: 0 > pals. each do | i | irb (main): 017: 1* puts "# {i} is my homeboy!" irb (main): 018: 1 > end

    Planet SUSE

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