Ubuntu-tan Wallpapers Make Up for Missing Ubuntu Mascot April 11, 2007Posted by Carthik in looks and feel, ubuntu.
There is some small talk about the need for an Ubuntu Mascot at the Ubuntu-sounder mailing list. Though there are suggestions for a space-helmet sporting penguin, the idea hasn’t come to anything so far. In an email in the thread, there was link to some OS-tans to temporarily make up for the lack of a mascot. Its about time Ubuntu got a chweet-overloaded mascot,for the kids if not for us, don’t you think?
Without much further ado, here’s a couple of OS-tans for you to love, and to optionally invite to reside on your desktop :)
To avoid flooding the planet with pictures, there are two more pics, and some more details below.
The first two images can be obtained in various resolutions from the Ubuntu Japan artwork page. They were created by Piro. I wonder what the text on that desktop image means. I hope it is innocent, in any case.
The last image was created by Juzo-kun. I got them from this page with more OS-tans representing other Linux distros.
What’s an OS-tan you ask? Wikipedia provides the answer:
The OS-tans are an Internet phenomenon that originated with the Japanese Futaba Channel. The OS-tan, or OS Girls as they are sometimes referred to, are the personification of several operating systems by various amateur Japanese artists. Although a pure fan creation, the appearance of each OS-tan is generally consistent across artists.
File this under “fun” :)