LinuxWorld thinks Beastie is cool

Dru Lavigne reports that BSD users have known for a long time that Beastie is pretty cool.

According to a poll held at last week’s LinuxWorld, Beastie is far cooler than Tux, by a margin of 31.6% to 6.6%. Now we just have to work on being cooler than the firefox mascot…

Perhaps the Beastie babes had something to do with the results.

Personally I’ve always liked the new FreeBSD logo over the mascot and hence I’ve not used it very often here. What do you guys think, should I put Beastie somewhere on this blog to make it look and feel more BSD? What do you think?

Should I put Beastie on this site?

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