"At some point (I'm not sure when), Linus Torvalds (the father of Linux) casually mentioned that he was rather fond of Penguins - which rather stopped the debate in its tracks."
Tux made it into Time Magazine in August 2002 in an article by Chris Taylor entitled "The Little Penguin That Could".
Re: Linux Logo
Linus Torvalds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun, 12 May 1996 09:39:19 +0300 (EET DST)
Umm.. You don't have any gap to fill in.
"Linus likes penguins". That's it. There was even a headline on it in
some Linux Journal some time ago (I was bitten by a Killer Penguin in
Australia - I'm not kidding). Penguins are fun.
As to why use a penguin as a logo? No good reason, really. But a logo
doesn't really ave to _mean_ anything - it's the association that counts.
And I can think of many worse things than have linux being associated