If you thought that Linux was the glue that binds the internet together it’s time to wake up and smell the kitty litter.
But our feline friends do not dislike their Linux rival. The penguin and the pussy have a mutual respect for one another.
I had nothing better to do today (okay, lots of better things to do, but little enthusiasm to do them) so I trawled Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr (yes, I checked, it still exists) to collate the best command-line loving cats, fervent free-software felines, and sweetest open-source shorthairs.
Prepare to waste 3 entire minutes of your life on an article I spent far too long of mine creating.
2. Cat Monitor
“I’m your mew monitor.”
— Florian Kraft (@carhillion) February 13, 2016
3. Distro Hopping Cat
“Ubuntu’s fast install helps me-owt.”
Cat being very helpful installing ubuntu pic.twitter.com/1QHLZplzx4
— Brad Huskins (@bhus) March 14, 2014
4. Commander Bash
Litter box or BusyBox — this cat uses the latter to do his business.
5. Less Is More Cat
This cat uses Fur-dora.
— Callum (@rapiddescentsco) January 3, 2016
6. Ubuntu Cat
What better way to spend some time than by chasing a free and open-source mouse…
7. Crashing X
“You gotta be kitten me — Compiz has crashed again!”
Teaching the cat linux pic.twitter.com/DlIZWiD99O
— Adrien Brault (@AdrienBrault) September 23, 2015
8. Feisty Feline
A vintage photo pulled from Ubuntu’s hiss-tory.
Pixie Grumpkins holds the AES 256 key to my affections <3
— OMG! UBUNTU! (@omgubuntu) January 15, 2013
She wanted GRUB in her belly, but all she got was this lousy sticker.
— IT Security Cat (@Information_Cat) March 20, 2015
11. RedHat Cat
This moggy is pawsitively tired after wrestling with a new Fedora install.
— Marcel Boogert (@marcelboogert) March 13, 2016
12. Kernel Panic
“This is the furred kernel panic today…”
— Debian こうほうチーム (@debianjp) March 20, 2014
13. Intrepid Ibex
Less intrepid, more snooze-id.
14. Just adorable
Show Us Your Cat!
Does your cat use Ubuntu? Does nextdoor’s feline favourite Fedora? Maybe your mum’s moggy is a member of the Mageia mafia…?
Whatever the cat, whatever the distro we want to see ’em.
Share your photo on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #LinuxCats — we’ll revisit this post in a few weeks to add in the best of your photos!