• Apr 24, 2007
Linux is pretty good at harnessing processor speed, and Chastain Motorsports is hoping to snare some of that effect to propel their Panoz/Honda to victory. The distinctive Penguin logo, "Tux," has been affixed to the nose of the 200+ MPH car in anticipation of meeting a donation goal. The famously open-source OS is applying that philosophy to sponsorship. The Tux 500 is an effort to raise $350,000 in exchange for those high-speed chilled fowl on the race car. There are perks for large donation amounts, but there is no shame in collecting lots of $1 gifts, either. It is an interesting concept, and we will be looking for the distinctive blue car when the checkered flag drops at the Indy 500. As long as the effort secures $25,000, the decals will stay on the car. Currently, donations total $7,600, and the organizers are confident that they'll at least make it to that $25K figure.

[Source: Wired]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      #2 - how do you know that Linux users are "virgin loners"? Which distribution do you "heart?"

      :) Just kidding - I just saw a bad joke there and couldn't help myself.

      I'm a huge Linux fan, and it will be interesting to see how this tux500 thing works out. I threw a few bucks their way.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't know... Linux is more like Subaru to me. Powerful and ugly.
      • 7 Years Ago
      How in blazes is "Chastain Motorsports" the same thing as "Honda"?

      I'd fix the title, bright guys.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yikes! I already made my donation, Go linux Go!
      • 7 Years Ago
      There are tons of dorks who heart Linux. It's like some sort of crusade to many virgin loners out there. If you're desperate and lonely enough you can heart an OS.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I didn't know that the word "heart" was a verb. How does one "heart" an operating system?