Linux mascot Tux is taking a well-deserved vacation as Linus Torvalds has chosen Tasmanian devil Tuz as the logo of Linux kernel 2.6.29. It's an effort to raise awareness to save the Tasmanian devil from extinction:
linux.conf.au 2009: Tuz
Impact: help prevent extinction of species
The Tasmanian Devil is a shy iconic Australian creature named for its
spine-chilling screech. It is threatened with extinction due to a
scientifically interesting but horrific transmissible facial cancer.
This one is standing in for Tux for one release using the far less-known
Devil Facial Tux Disguise.
Save The Tasmanian Devil http://tassiedevil.com.au