List of computing mascots

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This is a list of computing mascots. A mascot is any person, animal, or object thought to bring luck, or anything used to represent a group with a common public identity. In case of computing mascots, they either represent software, hardware, or any project or collective entity behind them.

  • Only those have been formally confirmed by their project as official mascots are listed


  • Adiumy, a cartoon duck, is the mascot of Adium, a free and open-source instant messaging client for macOS.[1]
  • Amanda the Panda, a cartoon panda, is the mascot of Window Maker, a free and open-source window manager for the X Window System.[2]


  • Blinky, a cartoon fish, is the mascot of FreeDOS, a free and open-source DOS implementation for IBM PC compatible computers.[3]
  • BSD Daemon, a cartoon demon, is the mascot of BSD, a free and open-source Unix operating system derivative that also has many derivations out of itself.[4]
  • Buggie, a cartoon anthropomorphic bug, is the mascot of Bugzilla, a free and open-source web-based general-purpose bugtracker and testing tool.[5]



  • Duke, a stylized, unspecified creature, is the mascot of Java, a system for developing application software and deploying it in a cross-platform computing environment.[7]


  • elePHPant, an cartoon elephant, is the mascot of PHP, a server-side scripting language designed primarily for web development.[8]
  • eMule, a cartoon mule, is the mascot of eMule, a free and open-source peer-to-peer file sharing application for Microsoft Windows.[9]


  • Freedo, a cartoon anthropomorphic penguin, is the mascot of Linux-libre, a free and open-source operating system kernel derived from Linux kernel, packaged by GNU to have all the proprietary components removed.[10]
  • Ferris, a crab, who is the unofficial mascot of the Rust language.


  • Gavroche, a cartoon goblin, is the mascot of GNU MediaGoblin, a free and open-source decentralized server software for hosting and sharing digital media.[11]
  • Geeko, a stylized chameleon, is the mascot of SUSE Linux, a Linux-based free and open-source computer operating system family.[12]
  • Glenda, the Plan 9 Bunny, a cartoon rabbit, is the mascot of Plan 9 from Bell Labs, a free and open-source distributed operating system that manages all computing resources through its file system rather than specialized interfaces.[13]
  • GNU -- or just the drawing "GNU head", an anthropomorphic wildebeest head—is the mascot—or just the logo—of GNU, a free and open-source operating system and an extensive collection of computer software; it is also the mascot of GNU Project, a free-software, mass-collaboration project.[14]
  • Gooey, a cartoon octopus, is the mascot of WebGUI, a free and open-source content management system.[15]
  • Gopher, a cartoon gopher, is the mascot of Golang, a free and open-source programming language.



  • Kandalf, a cartoon wizard, is the former mascot of KDE. Replaced by Konqi.
  • Kate the woodpecker, a cartoon robotic woodpecker, is the mascot of Kate, a free and open-source advanced text editor for software developers, features syntax highlighting, code folding, layout customization, regular expression support, and extensibility.[16]
  • Kiki the Cyber Squirrel, a cartoon anthropomorphic robotic squirrel, is the mascot of Krita, a free and open-source raster graphics editor designed for digital painting and animation.[17]
  • Kitty, a cartoon anthropomorphic cat, created by Eric W. Schwartz, is the mascot of AROS Research Operating System, a free and open-source multimedia centric implementation of the AmigaOS 3.1 APIs.[18]
  • Konqi, Katie and friends, a community of cartoon dragons, are the mascots of KDE, an international community that develops free and open-source software; the dragons are also the mascots of KDE Projects, software they have developed, including KDE Plasma workspace, KDE Frameworks, the software foundation of other KDE Applications.[19]


  • Lenny, a penguin with blue hair, who is the mascot for Lubuntu.


  • The Mastodon mascot is a sitting Proboscidean using a tablet or smartphone; however, the distribution of fur is more suggestive of a woolly mammoth than the mastodon.
  • Mozilla, a cartoon anthropomorphic lizard and later a stylized tyrannosaurus rex, is the retired mascot of Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports and leads Mozilla, a free-software community that developed Firefox, a free and open-source web browser and many related projects.[20]


  • Puffy, a cartoon pufferfish, is the mascot of OpenBSD, a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from BSD, dedicated to security and stability features.[21]
  • Purple Pidgin, a cartoon pigeon, is the mascot of Pidgin, a free and open-source multi-platform instant messaging client.[22]


  • Rocky Raccoon, a cartoon raccoon, is the mascot of MINIX 3, a free and open-source project to create a small, high availability, high functioning Unix-like operating system.[23]


  • Tux, a cartoon anthropomorphic penguin, is the mascot of Linux kernel, a free and open-source monolithic Unix-like computer operating system kernel that has been included in many OS distributions.[24]


  • Wilber, a cartoon anthropomorphic coyote, is the mascot of GIMP, a free and open-source raster graphics editor designed for image editing, drawing, image format conversion and others.[25]


  • Xue, a stylized mouse, is the mascot of Xfce, a free and open-source desktop environment for Unix-like operating systems that aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.[26]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Team, Window Maker Web. "Window Maker - Mascot". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  3. ^ "Images | The FreeDOS Project". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  4. ^ "History of BSD T-shirts". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  5. ^ "Home :: Bugzilla ::". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  6. ^ Jackson, Joab. "Perl creator hints at imminent release of long-awaited Perl 6". InfoWorld. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  7. ^ "Duke, the Java Mascot". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  8. ^ "PHP: ElePHPant". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  9. ^ " - Official eMule Homepage. Downloads, Help, Docu, News..." Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  10. ^ "::[FSFLA]:: GNU Linux-libre project". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  11. ^ "Free Software Supporter, Issue 57, December 2012 — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  12. ^ "openSUSE:Artwork brand - openSUSE". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  13. ^ "Glenda, the Plan 9 Bunny". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  14. ^ "A Bold GNU Head".
  15. ^ "WebGUI - Mascot - Content Management System | CMS | Open Source Content Management | Web Application Framework | Perl". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  16. ^ "Kate's Mascotthe Woodpecker". Kate | Get an Edge in Editing. 2014-10-12. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  17. ^ Foundation, Krita. "Krita's Mascot | Krita". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  18. ^ "Kitty, the AROS Mascot". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  19. ^ "Konqi, KDE Community Wiki".
  20. ^ "The Mozilla Museum". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  21. ^ "OpenBSD: Art". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  22. ^ bleeter. "#14764 (Name the Mascot Pidginski!) -- set to wontfix".
  23. ^ "mascot [Wiki]". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  24. ^ "Linux Online - Linux Logos and Mascots". 2004-04-01. Archived from the original on 2004-04-01. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  25. ^ "GIMP". GIMP. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  26. ^ Jarret W. Buse. "Super Tux Kart".