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There's a monster in schools by doctormo There's a monster in schools by doctormo
This is an image of some penguins in a class room who are learning about computer software and why having the freedom to use, change and share allows for more robust software when suddenly in bursts the traditional windows computer software personification who wants to eat any little penguin that doesn't want to use windows and only windows for the rest of their lives.

The teacher though may know how to vanquish the beast so not to fear little ones, you will be protected from learning biennial and belittling computer technologies!

This image took quite a long time to do, thanks for the original concept art go to ~meglyman whom I commissioned the original sketch from. The sketch is here [link]

Ubuntu logo included, trademark of Canonical Ltd.

Copyright Martin Owens, CC-BY-SA as required by meglyman's license. SVG available if you click on download so you can print it on the moon.

Edit: Included window pattern and speech bubble.
Edit2: License changed to CC-BY-SA.
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DeadSuperHero Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me smile.
doctormo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, but the more I get older the more I think there needs to be more than just obtuse cartoons. No subtlety here IMO. :-D
TheRNX Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
this one is so awesome ^^
Great message though!
doctormo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's great when you have parts you can reuse too. SVG is awesome like that.
takyoji Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Minor note: remove the period at the end of the link of the deviation you referenced from (which is at the end of paragraph 3). Otherwise people are deferred to a Deviation Not Found page.

Interesting idea. :P I wonder what Steve Ballmer would be represented as, heh.
zakirs Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
awsome one the penguins rock.. lol
MegLyman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey - I posted a link to this on FA (when I posted the sketch), and someone was asking if the implication was that Linux is importing Windows bugs. I explained that it wasn't, but I can see how he'd think that, not having seen the progression of the speech bubbles. Just wanted to give you that feedback!
doctormo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very interesting, perhaps it can import windows bug via wine. Either way just because we have penguins doesn't mean that their linux.
MegLyman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist

oscillik Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008

have you also realised that the teacher-guin kinda resembles the artist? at least i see it anyways :)

indeed a visual representation of Vista wouldn't fit on my 1920x1200 res display ;)
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