Artistic Representation of Linux Distributions

If you sometimes wish that your favorite Linux distro should have a mascot, then you may like what I’m about to show you. But before that, let me give you a short intro.

Some of you may have heard of the "OS-tan". To those who haven’t, here’s a description taken from its wiki page:

The OS-tans are an Internet phenomenon that started on Futaba Channel. The OS-tan or simply OS Girls are the personification of several operating systems by various amateur Japanese artists. Although a pure fan creation, the appearance of each OS Girl is generally consistent across artists. The OS Girls are typically depicted as women and usually depicted as sisters of varying ages.

Here are some examples:

Windows Vista (Vista-tan):

Mac OS X Leopard (Leopard-tan):

Linux (Linux-tan):

An Italian graphic artist named Francesca Poppi (also known as juzo-kun) created some amazing OS-tans that portrayed various Linux distributions including Fedora, Ubuntu, and Gentoo among others.

From juzo-kun’s Deviantart page, I took some of her distro OS-tans so that I could show them here.






For more distro OS-tans, you can visit juzo-kun’s Deviantart page HERE.

P.S. juzo-kun also created this:

Who do you think will win?


  1. What's with all the spears? I do like the idea, though, and the images are great, Slackware in particular.

  2. A-mazing. How do the heck do you find all those ideas?

  3. i love how ubuntu tan was portrayed :D

  4. ah, the spears - the age long phallic symbol :)

  5. Always loved linux, got a different distro on every box, so
    do not let it be said that i am a linux hater, but wtf is with the
    goddamn penguin? I hate penguins. Unless you live in the
    arctic, you can't even own one as a pet. I much prefer the -tan's
    windows has somehow aquired. But the penguin hat - kinda
    ruins it for me.