Penguins, Lizards and Apple's X Factor: How Famous OS Logos Got Started

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Red Hat Linux

This Linux vendor that distributes an open-source OS for enterprises has the logo with the most panache. Something about a grim-faced dude in fedora will always be cool. The only thing missing is a cigarette dangling from his lip. The company was named after the red Cornell lacrosse hat that founder Marc Ewing wore constantly while at Carnegie Mellon. But the Red Hat logo, known as "Shadow Man", is more enigmatic. True to his name, his origins are shrouded in mystery.

The logo most likely to: second as the poster of a 1950's French heist film.

Red Hat Linux

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