Real penguins don’t use Linux

The Antarctic-dwelling penguin, of course, is the Linux mascot. Even so, Samson was unable to apply lessons from his icebound adventures to the task of editing this week’s cover story — unless you count the ability to identify penguin species from 20 feet away. “It was a fairly low-tech trip,†Samson says. In fact, even though his group visited two research centers, “there wasn’t all that much going on there, mostly penguins milling around outside and research center staff selling T-shirts and souvenirs.â€