13 Feb 2020

Penguin Tux - An Interesting story behind Linux Mascot

Any personalized character associated with a group of companies, a corporation, entity, or team is called a mascot. Ever came to think of it how some of the world's most recognizable brands, all have a mascot. Figures like The Michelin Man, Mr. Peanut, and of course, the talking M&Ms are some of the most famous brand mascots we see. In fact, they are almost or even more popular than the actual company logos. With Mickey Mouse turning 90 in 2018 and still having an impressive 98% recognition rate among all age groups, it is safe to say that mascots have a huge role to play in the branding of an organization.

One such old and well-recognized mascot is Tux. Tux is a cutesy, chubby penguin that is sitting down and is an official mascot to Linux Kernel, one of the oldest open source monolithic, Unix-like operating system kernel. The Linux family that is represented by this little waterfowl is based on this kernel and developed on both traditional as well as personal computers and servers, usually in the same format of other Linux distributions on different embedded devices like.

6 Feb 2020

Free and Open-Source Software 2020. Top 5 Interesting Facts

Open-source is taking the world by storm due to its unprecedented ability to unite developers and create a sense of community among programmers. It seems like everyone is ready to embrace the open-source mindset these days because the benefits of such an approach are incomparable to anything we've seen before in the IT universe.

According to the report, almost 80% of companies run part or all of their operations on open-source software, but the figure keeps growing steadily in the last few years. On the other side, a mere 1% of organizations claim that open-source is not strategically important to their overall enterprise infrastructure software plans.

What makes the new IT trend do important and influential on a global scale? In this post, we will discuss the concept of free and open-source software and show you the top five interesting facts about this phenomenon. Let's take a look!