Linux was originally developed as a free operating system for Intel x86-based personal computers. It has since been ported to more computer hardware platforms than any other operating system. It is a leading operating system on servers and other big iron systems such as mainframe computers and supercomputers. A distribution is largely driven by its developer and user communities.Tux the penguin is a mascot of Linux.Tux the Penguin is the official mascot of the Linux kernel.The first person to call the penguin Tux was James Hughes, who said that it stood for (T)orvalds (U)ni(X).Tux does not accurately portray any specific one of the nineteen species of penguin. He is often dressed or portrayed differently, depending on context.