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Mascot for ReactOS

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:24 am
by ma-games.de
What about a mascot for ReactOS? We already got a logo: The ReactOS atom. But I guess its important to have also a mascot like tux for Linux. In my opinon it must look sweet like these four ones:
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What about a tiger? The characteristics of a tiger would fit to a operation system: Fast, smart, clever...
Unfortunately my painting skills are very poor. So I'm not the man for grafical proposals. Maybe one of you is the man for this? Or what are your proposals for a mascot?

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:49 pm
by RomanH
this is my first post in the new forum, but I've started a similar same thread about a year ago in the old forum. :D

http://reactos.com/en/reactos_user_site/forums/mascott

Re: Mascot for ReactOS

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:49 pm
by tonik
ma-games.de wrote:What about a tiger?
Windows is considered by many a strong but dangerous beast with unpredictable traits. :evil:

What ReactOS devs are doing is taming the beast, so if I were to choose from feline, I'd vote for a cat rather than a tiger. :)

Tiger is taken by Apple anyway.

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:51 pm
by Elledan
How were those mascots for Linux, *BSD, etc. chosen, anyway?

Re: Mascot for ReactOS

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:55 pm
by Elledan
Tonik wrote:
ma-games.de wrote:What about a tiger?
Windows is considered by many a strong but dangerous beast with unpredictable traits. :evil:

What ReactOS devs are doing is taming the beast, so if I were to choose from feline, I'd vote for a cat rather than a tiger. :)
Oh, I like this idea! :)
Tiger is taken by Apple anyway.
We don't want to get sued by Apple, now do we? ;)

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:55 pm
by tonik
Elledan wrote:How were those mascots for Linux, *BSD, etc. chosen, anyway?
BSD daemon is a, well, a Unix daemon. You become a daemon when you fork into background. That's obvious.

Linux's Tux was chosen because Linus liked penguins :) There are several articles on the history of Tux in the net, just google.

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:01 pm
by Elledan
Tonik wrote:
Elledan wrote:How were those mascots for Linux, *BSD, etc. chosen, anyway?
BSD daemon is a, well, a Unix daemon. You become a daemon when you fork into background. That's obvious.

Linux's Tux was chosen because Linus liked penguins :) There are several articles on the history of Tux in the net, just google.
I somewhat knew about those two already, but the blowfish still mystifies me ;)

BTW, my favourite animal is a crow, mostly because they're so incredibly clever.

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:07 pm
by tonik
Elledan wrote:BTW, my favourite animal is a crow, mostly because they're so incredibly clever.
A four-winged crow, painted in Windows logo colors? :-)

Personally I don't think you can make a crow look as sexy and affectionable as a fat little pengiun :-)

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:09 pm
by i386DX
kellogs might not like that

some other suggestions
gazelle: grace, beauty and speed
kangaroo: quick, balanced, and ready to box
rhino: strong, powerfull and tough

something that eats multicolored buterflies would be a plus :)

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:22 pm
by HUMA2000
What about a soft worm?? like the childrens toys.
A wolf?? Intelligent, eficient, strong and fast ;)

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:39 pm
by Elledan
Tonik wrote:
Elledan wrote:BTW, my favourite animal is a crow, mostly because they're so incredibly clever.
A four-winged crow, painted in Windows logo colors? :-)

Personally I don't think you can make a crow look as sexy and affectionable as a fat little pengiun :-)
Alright, how about a dragonfly, then?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonfly

"The dragonfly is an insect belonging to the Order Odonata, Suborder Anisoptera and characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies typically eat mosquitoes, midges and other small insects like flies, bees, and butterflies."

They also come in a wide variety of colours :)

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:43 pm
by Cephalaspis
What about WOLF? :wink:

EDIT: Oh, HUMA2000 already suggested it :) . I'll just support him on that :)

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:12 pm
by blight

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:31 pm
by Elledan
blight wrote:Mascots (Like the Linux Penguin) might leave the impression that a product is more of a toy than a professional application. Thats why it was decided that a technical logo would be better than some animal (IIRC ;-))
Well, having a fat, happy penguin as a mascot doesn't seem to have harmed Linux much, and besides, the mascot doesn't have to be (part of) the logo as well, nor does the mascot necessarily have to be portrayed in a 'cute' fashion if it's incorporated into the logo. Abstract logos get boring after a while.

Also, since ROS will also be aimed at the unwashed masses, so to speak, it might be a good idea to have a somewhat interesting/cute mascot.

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:44 pm
by Luemmel