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mascot [2015/06/03 08:17]
briankrent Additional minor rationale for "Rize Raccoon".
mascot [2016/01/12 19:55]
dcvmoole racoon/raccoon
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 +====== The Raccoon Mascot ======
 +MINIX 3 has a mascot: a raccoon. The raccoon was chosen because raccoons are small, agile, intelligent,​ friendly -- and best of all -- eat bugs (at least, when there are no garbage cans available). And, being cute doesn'​t hurt either.
 +| {{http://​​doc/​raccoon.jpg}} |||| {{http://​​doc/​raccoon.jpg}} ||
 +The MINIX 3 raccoon was named **Rocky Raccoon** by Prof. Andrew Tanenbaum.
 +> I’m inclined to call the mascot “Rocky Racoon” due to the alliteration and the suggestion that “Rocky” sounds spunky. It doesn’t relate to the software but neither do “Tux” or “Beastie.”
 +([[https://​​d/​msg/​minix3/​SWCi8kLQFA8/​bJxOWXLVFHEJ|source]]) - the MINIX 3 team subsequently settled on the more common spelling of "​raccoon"​.
mascot.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/12 19:55 by dcvmoole