Tux is the official mascot of the Linux kernel. Originally created as an entry to a Linux logo competition, the image of the mascot is the most commonly used icon for Linux, used in many flavors showing Tux in one way or another. He is also used in many Linux games, which are usually look-alikes from other mainstream games.The concept of the Linux mascot being a penguin came from Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux. (wikipedia.org). This graphic is unique by its body-less symbol.