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Sunday, October 21, 2007

LinuxToons - Linux in main-stream cartoons

I find it interesting to see how Linux has made itself visible in - well, many fields. This page shows some occurrences of Linux/Unix in some (more or less) main-stream

. This is an oldie, looks to me like 1995-06-24.
Funny, some Unix-folks I know of fit that description remarkably well.

again, 1999-03-29/30. Dogbert saves the day.

Doonesbury, 1999-04-09.
Mike's daughter Alex runs a webcam and does a
little commercial. "Red Cap" is a pretty obvious twist on
Red Hat.

Foxtrot, 1999-08-16.
Jason Fox and his friend Marcus seem to have a good grip on Linux.

, 1999-09-10. Monty has cleaned up Robotman's disks.
Luckily, Robotman later seemed to recover his original OS and stop

According to Dr. Fun
(a.k.a. Dave Farley), Windows+Linux is a rather kinky combination...

Doonesbury, 1999-12-14.
Not really Linux, but I felt it fitted in here. The story goes on with
Mike rejecting Murgatroy's acquisition offer, then being forced out of
business when Microsoft releases a competing product for free.
(«free» as in beer...)

Foxtrot, 2000-02-07.
Andy (Jason's Mum) has heard about
it, but gotten the details wrong.

Dr. Fun logo featuring
Tux the Penguin
(the Linux mascot).
The gimp and
the FreeBSD mascots can be seen lurking
behind the iceberg.

Doonesbury, 2001-06-01.
Alex has just arrived on her summer camp for geek kids.

2002-02-25. Jason is only moderately impressed by MosX.

2002-08-29. A Norwegian entry here.
Notice the T-shirt on the geeky lad to the rigth.

(Nemi is this Goth-girl, hosting the party, answering the door)

Nemi: Sorry, you can't come in here! Pity.

Cyan, in the back: About time... She has dreamt about
this since 6th grade.

2002-10-25. Gibberish.

the day after, we found out that
Jenny McTagerty really was

2003-06-05. I doubt they will make it boot anyway.

Foxtrot again,
2003-08-14. Impressive!

2006-05-13. Another norwegian entry. Mads (or more likely
his brother) is giving away computer advise, all of which seems
to end up with "install linux".

2007-01-25. I thought Linus was from Finland? Or is that
Eric Raymond?

On a completely but not quite unrelated note, here are some
cool Unix products:

Unix nappies. (source)

Unix fire extinguisher.
Picture by Tormod.

Linux detergent, and "micro&soft" fabric softener.
Apparently in some German-speaking country.

I don't remember where I got this, but the pic contains the URL

Linux detergent, obviously the same product as in picture above.

Original picture here.
Got this from Charles Banas (

The jolly green hacker is Josh Parrish (

Jeppe Dyrby ( sent me this
picture of a Danish Linux fireplace:

Morten Juhl Johansen ( sent me

a link to the product pages
. (Well, I assume it's the same product).

That's something to consider for my next investment in

I've had this snapshot lurking in my photo collection for some time:

Solaris glass blocks

"Solaris" Glass Bricks! Apparently, this is from this
German Company

I got this from Kjell, 2007-03-27:

Solaris bus

Apparently, the busses in Oslo has started sporting this
Solaris ad...

DMR has
plenty more of these

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