Think Linux is the glue that binds the internet together? Wake up and smell the kitty litter.
But that doesn’t mean our furry friends dislike their web-footed rival. No, the penguin and the pussy cat 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, Flickr still exists) to collate the best command-line loving cats, fervent free-software felines, and sweetest open-source shorthairs.
Prepare to waste 3 whole 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. Red Hat Cat
This moggy is pawsitively tired after wrestling with a new Fedora install.
— 510Mb (@marcelboogert) March 13, 2016
12. Kernel Panic
“This is the furred kernel panic today…”
— Debian10 "buster" リリース！ (@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!