|Tux is a penguin character and the official mascot of the Linux kernel. |
Originally created as an entry to a Linux logo competition, Tux is the most commonly used icon for Linux, although different Linux distributions depict Tux in various styles.
In video games featuring the character, female counterparts, named Penny and Gown, accompany him.
The character is used in many other Linux programs and as a general symbol of Linux.