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Move over Tux; it's time for Tuz the Tassie Devil

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Ever socially aware, Linux has a new mascot for a short while. Tuz will instead embrace the boot screen of many a distro in kernel 2.6.29. His presence aims to bring awareness to the plight faced by Tasmanian Devils.

Tuz first appeared as the mascot for linux.conf.au, held in Hobart, Tasmania earlier this year. He’s now gaining more prominence as acting mascot thanks to a small, and slightly offbeat, patch integrated into the mainline Linux kernel on March 17th.

Tasmanian Devils were seen by the original Australian settlers as a threat to livestock and were hunted until 1941 when they became an officially protected species. Since the late 1990’s the population has been dwindling due to Devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) and in May 2008 Tasmanian Devils were declared to be an endangered species.

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