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Tech thoughts: Tux in a Fruit Loops commercial?!

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Updated on December 10, 2021

No specific tech review this week, sorry. But here’s a Linux reference anyway…

Tux, the penguin that serves as the mascot for Linux, has apparently now had some (small) impact on pop culture. Recently, while watching Cartoon Network, I saw an ad for Fruit Loops. The ad revolves around Toucan Sam’s Huey, Dewey and Louie-like nephews trying to escape a Yeti… but look who appears partway through:

I suppose the animators/writers are Linux fans? Either way, it’s nice to see (with stories about Linux’s small desktop marketshare abound) one example of the impact Linux has had…

Photo by Alejandro Pinto (Flickr / CC BY)

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