Re: Is the boot logo politically correct?

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Mon, 27 Jul 1998 09:12:26 +0300 (EET DST)

On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, Pavel Machek wrote:

> > The Linux boot logo is a beer-drinking penguin. Quite a bit of
> > a difference.

> No. Sparc/Linux logo is beer-drinking penguin. Ultra linux logo is
> penguin with a glass of wine. Linux logo is _still_ penguin. Plain
> penguin.

The "Linux logo" may be a plain penguin, but the Linux/IA32
boot logo is a beer-drinking penguin.

> And now, what does this have to do with linux kernel?

Everything. The boot logo is distributed with the kernel
source, iit is linked into the kernel binary, and it is the
first thing that is displayed when the _kernel_ boots.

Johan Myreen
jem at

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