Linux Monument Unveiled in Russia
Article by George Norman
On 28 Sep 2010
Sergey V Mikhailov, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Tyunet hosting provider, found a worthwhile project into which to invest money. The CEO sponsored a unique Tyumen Linux user community project – the creation of a monument that features Linux mascot Tux.

The monument, as you can see from the image presented below, features Tux with eagle wings strapped on his back. Penguins can't fly, you know, so to soar into the blue sky, Tux needs some help. The eagle wings, according to the Tyumen Linux user community, are meant to symbolize the operating system’s strength and unlimited possibilities.

Credit: Vlad Lazarenko.


“Who said that penguins can’t fly? Here is an example! A small bird has made things, that were not given to it by the mother nature, by itself – wings. We wanted to somehow help Tux to become more popular and we finally ended up with this project,” commented Tyunet CEO Sergey V Mikhailov.

In related news, we eagerly await the release of Ubuntu 10.10 codename Maverick Meerkat. Right now, the latest release is Ubuntu 10.10 Beta, which has the following to offer:
- Very fast boot time.
- The option to update Ubuntu during the installation.
- You are presented with the option to download an MP3 decoder during the setup process.
- Polished new background, default icons, and other visual.
- View album artwork in a new audio menu. The menu also displays playback controls.
- Added multi-touch support.
- A refined Ubuntu Software Center that now includes "Featured" and "What's New" views to show off new applications.
- Some default applications have been replaced. For example Shotwell replaces Fspot as the default photo manager.
- Several Ubuntu One changes: a single, easier sign-on, improved looks, better syncing capabilities.
- The netbook version, Ubuntu Netbook Edition, features the Unity interface as default.
- The beta ships with GNOME 2.31.

Come September 30, the Release Candidate of Ubuntu 10.10 will be rolled out. Come October 10 and the final version of Ubuntu 10.10 will be released.

Tags: Linux, Tux, Russia
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