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Old 03-29-2017, 09:02 AM   #1
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what/who is the little red devil seen next to TUX sometimes?


So, I have yet to find out what the meaning of the little red devil is standing next to tux when software is listed as being for mac, windows, linux..... what is that? also, what is the little sphere with horns yo see sometimes?

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Old 03-29-2017, 09:06 AM   #2
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That's the BSD mascot from the original BSD, later also used for FreeBSD. The ball with the horns is the new, modified FreeBSD logo. The yellow spiky fish is the OpenBSD mascot.

It's good that there is more cross-platform support. On which products are you seeing these?

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Old 03-29-2017, 03:08 PM   #3
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Just now got that joke.

Thought it was a demon.

It's BSD daemon.

I'll stay awake for May the fourth be with you this year.
 
Old 03-31-2017, 07:24 AM   #4
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BSD Daemon,...check...now...what is that? (newbie alert)
 
Old 03-31-2017, 07:31 AM   #5
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So, I have yet to find out what the meaning of the little red devil is standing next to tux when software is listed as being for mac, windows, linux..... what is that? also, what is the little sphere with horns yo see sometimes?

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Just hold your mouse pointer over the icon in question, and it should tell you, which distro it represents.
 
Old 03-31-2017, 07:31 AM   #6
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in addition to "listed as..."
A Visual, in case one surfs in from google.tw or something like that and the page thinks you speak ‎Mandarin?
Soup-to-Nuts, if you needed FreeBSD, you're looking for the mascot if you don't speak the language.

Just sayin'
See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSD_Daemon

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Old 03-31-2017, 08:20 AM   #7
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I actually saw a nearly identical version way prior to the first use with BSD in at least two separate instances, both in a non-computer context. So the Wikipedia article might be missing a bit of the provenance.

But if the question is about BSD, it stands for Berkeley Software Distribution. It has forked and now there are several separate operating systems that have BSD as an ancestor: FreeBSD, NetBSD, DragonflyBSD, OpenBSD. And in several of those the main version is also used as the basis for several distros, such as TrueOS based on FreeBSD.

The Lévénez UNIX Timeline shows a bit of the development history in tree form.

Edit; and here is a bit about daemons: http://catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/D/daemon.html

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Old 03-31-2017, 09:01 AM   #8
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BSD?? huh??? what does that mean?

Bad Super Dude? it is a daemon after all. right??? lol

wait I just read @Turbocapitalist post before mine, he pkilled my "bad" joke.

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Old 03-31-2017, 09:46 AM   #9
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Concise description here.
 
Old 03-31-2017, 06:24 PM   #10
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now there are several separate operating systems that have BSD as an ancestor: FreeBSD, NetBSD, DragonflyBSD, OpenBSD. And in several of those the main version is also used as the basis for several distros, such as TrueOS based on FreeBSD.
and the PS4. ;-)
 
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Emerson posted a link to a definition of a daemon. In Linux and current geek stuff many of the words used have dual meaning in many cases or are silly changes to common words. It is a way to make it more fun.
 
  


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