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    Pippin, ipeng and delta airlines

    I notice a penguin that looks like pippin's avatar on the rebooting screen in the back of seat monitor in Delta's first class cabin. Seems to be a Linux program. Is there some computer/penguin connection of which I'm not aware?
    Location 1: VortexBox 4TB (2.3) > LMS 7.8 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Location 2: VBA 3TB (2.3) > LMS 7.8 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Office: Win7(64) > LMS 7.8 > Squeezelite
    Spares: several Touch, Radio, SB3
    Controllers: iPhone4S & iPad2 (iPeng7 & Squeezepad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win7(64) laptop
    Files: ripping: dbpoweramp > FLAC; post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes; Streaming: Spotify

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    It's Tux.

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    Well the penguin is the mascot of Linux. Story goes Linus Torvald the creator of Linux liked penguins. And they had a logo competition in which the penguin you see on the Linux boot screen is Tux.

    Not sure why ipeng uses a penguin, he may have an explanation on his website.

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    Aha. I had no clue. Thanks.
    Location 1: VortexBox 4TB (2.3) > LMS 7.8 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Location 2: VBA 3TB (2.3) > LMS 7.8 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Office: Win7(64) > LMS 7.8 > Squeezelite
    Spares: several Touch, Radio, SB3
    Controllers: iPhone4S & iPad2 (iPeng7 & Squeezepad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win7(64) laptop
    Files: ripping: dbpoweramp > FLAC; post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes; Streaming: Spotify

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    Quote Originally Posted by m1abrams View Post
    Not sure why ipeng uses a penguin, he may have an explanation on his website.
    Indeed. And no, it has nothing to do with Linux.
    http://penguinlovesmusic.de/about/the-story/

    Actually, the _true_ story is more prosaic, or is it?

    When I started experimenting with streaming clients (not yet the Squeebeox back then, I came to the Squeezebox because of it's remote control capabilities) I always said that I want an "iPhone without the Phone" for remote control. Now an iPhone without a Phone is an "i", which is pronounced like the German word for "egg" and that was always my code name for the original skin.

    Then when I found others might want to use it, too, I needed an icon and "egg" sounded like it fits a bird and then - my graphics skills are really, really limited - I checked the icons I have around here and there was the one with my penguin et voilÓ....
    And iPeng really _looks_ sooooo much like "iPhone" and "iPod" and all of this which is also kind of cool.
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    learn more about iPeng, the iPhone and iPad remote for the Squeezebox and
    Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
    at penguinlovesmusic.com
    New: iPeng 8, the Universal App for iOS 7 and iOS 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippin View Post
    Indeed. And no, it has nothing to do with Linux.
    http://penguinlovesmusic.de/about/the-story/

    Actually, the _true_ story is more prosaic, or is it?

    When I started experimenting with streaming clients (not yet the Squeebeox back then, I came to the Squeezebox because of it's remote control capabilities) I always said that I want an "iPhone without the Phone" for remote control. Now an iPhone without a Phone is an "i", which is pronounced like the German word for "egg" and that was always my code name for the original skin.

    Then when I found others might want to use it, too, I needed an icon and "egg" sounded like it fits a bird and then - my graphics skills are really, really limited - I checked the icons I have around here and there was the one with my penguin et voilÓ....
    And iPeng really _looks_ sooooo much like "iPhone" and "iPod" and all of this which is also kind of cool.
    Thanks pippin. Great story!
    Location 1: VortexBox 4TB (2.3) > LMS 7.8 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Location 2: VBA 3TB (2.3) > LMS 7.8 > Touch > Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (all ethernet except Radio)
    Office: Win7(64) > LMS 7.8 > Squeezelite
    Spares: several Touch, Radio, SB3
    Controllers: iPhone4S & iPad2 (iPeng7 & Squeezepad), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win7(64) laptop
    Files: ripping: dbpoweramp > FLAC; post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes; Streaming: Spotify

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    All of Delta's interactive screens are linux based clients that connect to the on-board media server

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    IPeng is an ok name it works and is easy to remember it catches on .

    What to call stuff ? If I somehow cobbled together app it would named just as lamely as my handle on this forum :-/ logo would be the " circle of creativity" ( a coffee cup stain) as in some old Dillbert comic.
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    Misc use: Radio (with battery)
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