Okay, I guess I am a Microsoft brainwashee. I definitely did not understand half of this thread. All the technical jargon
Just thought I would state that I thought Beastie was a little cartoon character. The cutest devil I have ever seen. ha.
As for Tux, I stumbled across a desktop wallpaper a couple of years ago and thought it was adorable, only to find out later that it was a Linux mascot. Definitely caught me by surprise. Both so cute.