linux boot logo in 2.6.29-gentoo sources
On Wednesday 25 March 2009 23:51:30 Thanasis wrote:
> on 03/25/2009 11:04 PM Alan McKinnon wrote the following:
> > On Wednesday 25 March 2009 22:50:46 Thanasis wrote:
> >> Has anyone seen the boot logo in 2.6.29-gentoo sources?
> >> usr/src/linux/drivers/video/logo/logo_linux_vga16.ppm
> >> Why did they substitute the penguin with this ugly disguised mouse?
> > It's not a mouse, it's a Tasmanian Devil which isn't a rodent but the
> > worlds only surviving predatory marsupial. The animal population is under
> > threat from the only cancer known to science to be transmitted via
> > biting. It affects the devils around the mouth and jaw (where they
> > routinely bite each other) and is fatal in every known case within 3 to 9
> > months.
> > The most recent Linux Dev Conference was in Australia and included a
> > drive to raise awareness and funds to help protect this endangered
> > animal.
> > Our devil has a name - Tuz.
> OK. :-)
> But I must say, I was a bit shocked, when I first saw it,...I
> thought...hey, has my system been compromised ? :-)
If you were shocked when you saw the carton version, imagine how you will feel
the first time you hear one of them scream in real life!
They howl like a banshee - hence the name "devil"
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