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Che-Tux: Linux + Communism by yashton Che-Tux: Linux + Communism by yashton
To me, Che Guevarra is a hero. The famous 1960 picture of him is a prominent symbol of rebellion. I think, however, that people display the picture simply as a sign of any kind of rebellious attitude without any real reference to the actual man. But I feel more kinship to him than your average teenager who simply wants another role model in simplistic anti-establishmentism.

Che followed his beliefs in freedom, embodying the good that Communism is really supposed to represent. The GNU/Linux community also holds a place in my heart and my personal philosophy. I feel strongly in freedom and the power of the individual, and I hope you get some small satisfaction out of this mash up.

I didn't create all of this from scratch, (And I wasn't the first one to come up with this idea either, but I did everything myself)

Original Photo of Che

Original Tux svg

Original Hammer and Sickle

Done in Inkscape Vector Illustrator and GIMP on a machine running Ubuntu 6.10
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ovams Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ignorante!!!!!  Linux no tiene nada que ver con el comunismo!

YOU IDIOT!!!! Linux it is not communism!!!!

Linux is freedom!!! communism it is NOT!!!!!
4491Fanart Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Free = Freedom = Black People = Really Devastated People
zacmaster Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Que asco, relacionar el comunismo con el software libre, y peor decir que el Che es un héroe...
Aminadi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Communist? er no habibi GNU/Linuux is Libertarian if anything if it were communist you would HAVE to use it the way its creators tell you to because YOU do not own it the "people" far as I can tell I can do almost anything a damn well please with the OS
Aminadi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
APPLE is communist.....GNU/Linux is almost libertarian if anything....on another note your boy che died as he lived like an animal
RyonWallace Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
It is amazing that anybody would idolize this man or champion communism as having anything to do with freedom. When you say "the good that communism is really supposed to represent"- the key word here is *supposed* . Communism is a utopian vision that sounds good in theory but cannot ever work in reality. All of the failed attempts at this form of government throughout history should be enough evidence to convince us that it doesn't work.
Typically those who believe communism is a good idea are simply looking for an alternative to what they believe is the "evil, greed-driven system" known as capitalism. This usually stems from a popular misconception that the current economic situation we face is a result of "the failure of capitalism". I would argue that capitalism hasn't failed us- we have failed capitalism. We have grown the government sufficiently to allow chrony-capitalism to infiltrate every corner of our economy. Use your rebellious spirit to combat the forces chrony-capitalism.
Nico987 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Why don't you read my reply to Palmerx64? I could just copy-paste it to reply to you too.

You don't know how it's like to live in a country ruled by a CIA puppet. You don't know how it is to vote for a president and the following week he is killed by the CIA.

That is why Che Guevara is a HERO for us.

Of course killing is wrong, but what could you possibly do if you live in a country like that? Would you go to the streets with a banner saying you are aganist it? You'd get tortured to death!

Don't fall in the mistake of criticizing popular revolutions. I'm sure you hate Che, but you love the ideals of the USA revolution and the French revolution... and I'm sure you don't think it was wrong to kill british colonialists and french kings too.
PALMERx64 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too bad Che didn't really believe in freedom, killed people and actually hated Africans and Mexicans, etc.

All of these Che pictures portraying the good and freedom are either uneducated or are just hypocrites.
Bottom line.
Nico987 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
I'm from latin-america, and Che Guevara is a hero to everyone who lived in a dictatorship financed by an empire.

You don't know how it is to live in a country ruled by a puppet. It is the most humiliating thing in the world. Our history is full of political assasinations ordered by the CIA. Imagine how would you feel if you were born here. USA destroyed the democracy in latin america, and the Cuban Revolution was the first attempt to stop it. Take any history book from the americas and see. Che Guevara is the symbol of the freedom and union in latin america. Those commentaries about africans and mexicans are wrong, because if you read this notebooks you will find that statement false.

Because of your opinion, I'm almost sure you are north-american, and you must hate him. I would bet that what you know about him, you read it or saw it in some documentary from the BBC or other media who despises Cuba and Latin-america, and sees socialism as a security threat.

Think for a moment you live in a country where the ruler was installed by a superpower, and with the military trained to torture any political dissident in the School of Americas. You can't imagine how it's like. In my country, only 30,000 where tortured to death for being socialists, most of them were students. An entire generation of activists where erased.

Take a look to the Condor Operation, from the CIA, to establish neocolonies here.

Do you want to know what's the most humiliating thing of this?

Is that we still owe all the money borrowed by the dictators, who was spent in corruption, and we have to pay for it. We have to pay for something we didn't asked neither voted for, and it's a huge load of money, almost impossible to pay, and it was only to subjugate us to the empire.
PALMERx64 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"You don't know how it is to live in a country ruled by a puppet."
You don't know much about Obama and the United States' current position in the world, do you?

Regardless, Che Guevara is still a murderer and a cunt.

He is mostly an icon for ignorant Americans who wear him on their t-shirt and give his name a capitalist, materialistic meaning, and not much better than that.
Jesdisciple Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
If I may dump a big wad of text that's not really in the same mood as the rest of the comments...

@rixxon: I'd say it's compatible with either model. It blends the competitive side of capitalism with the non-monetary sharing of socialism/communism in a way that neither violates the principles of either (no one's taxes are being sent to another, and no one is "better off" than another) nor carries the conjectured disadvantages of either (no one stops producing because of the availability - in fact it's giving corporations a run for their money - and no one is disadvantaged by another's success). However, I would argue that it requires a larger system, in this case capitalism, in order to be sustainable, and might not work great for things other than software.

Personally I don't think either system is perfect but, with bias from my background, I believe that 1) neither will work the way it should because they both assume rational, responsible people (if that were a solid assumption then either would be fine); and 2) capitalism doesn't go wrong nearly as bad as communism did.
Musickage Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
you prejudice mutherf***er!
pinkomenace Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Hey, thanks for releasing this art as creative commons. I'm doing a story for about Linux, so that will be great! (Btw, Linux seems pretty cool, but as my site's pretty much total satire, it seemed like a good story.
murderslastcrow Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
I'm going to buy the Che movie when it's available on DVD. And I'm going to watch it on my Ubuntu installtion, of course.
bluessaurus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Che Tux! That's cool! :D
the0racle213 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Epic wallpaper. Only shitty thing is that i have 1920x1200 screen :'(
Captainalan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008   Digital Artist
This is epic. Wallpaper now :P
ghosty1212 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
hahahah lol very nice job. im showing this to my friends. =D
Ballena1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
Awesome :D
NaruRin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
Che was awesome, but I hate how they plaster him all over the fucking place.
falcon187 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Sure, if you like Communist revolutionaries and terrorists. We're talking about a dude that shot men in the back of the head while their wives watched, one of Castro's right-hand-men.
NaruRin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
WHOAH sorry, that comment was from 2007. I wasn't too read up then, and yeah, you're right. Che was a guerilla first and foremost, and now that I've had the time to think about it, he really was completely dishonourable. I don't glorify him like I did then.
The line between revolutionary and terrorist is real, real fine.
falcon187 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Yeah, it is...
"Uncle Ché" was pretty popular at the college I went to. People were huge into the social reform stuff. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm all for libraries, schools and that stuff. I'm just not huge on blowing the brains out of people who disagree with you politically, spreading Communism across two continents, or keeping a dictator in power.

Ché's popular, but I can't figure out for the life of me why. lol
I think people really just don't get what he actually stood for. Which, sadly, was basically the same thing Lenin and Stalin stood for.
Ikthel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Falcon187, the people love these men (Che,Fidel,Stalin,Lenin,etc.) without even knowing there stories simply for the fact that these individuals radiate with charisma, one that is rarely seen throughout human history. That same charisma is why so many people overlook the evil these men have done, because they so passionately fought for what they believed in (Which in theory were all generally for the betterment of society). <---sort of an "All for the greater good" sort of mentality if you will. :tux:
falcon187 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Unfortunately, I think you probably hit the nail on the head with that one.
As much as it's a nice thought, to look at someone's "intentions" or the "theory" of what they're doing or did, it just doesn't pan out as well in the real world.

Admiring charisma is one thing, but touting a Communist hit man as a "great liberator" just belies the ignorance of the typical US college student. It's rather pathetic; when it comes right down to it, they might as well wear a t-shirt with Stalin or Kim Jong-Il on it.

I'll never understand what it is about Leftist hippies that makes them gravitate toward such broken ideologies. I mean, sure, Communism looks FANTASTIC on paper. Until you stop and think about how impossible it would be to implement.
For Communism to work you have to assume that people a) want the greater good, b) are basically good themselves, c) are basically NOT selfish, d) the people in power WON'T GAME THE SYSTEM, e) the State can ACTUALLY provide for you... the list goes on and on.

People are basically selfish and lazy. Utopian societies are a farce.
I just can't help wondering how many times history will have to prove that before people stop dicking around and realize that fuzzy, Humanistic philosophies like that always end in mass graves.
Comrade-xCommunistx Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
you both are Stupid...
Che was Great, he was the ONLY and Unfortunally the LAST TRUE REVOLUTIONARY of the 20th Century and all the Centuries which followed....
YOu just get Brainwashing, Psychology, Manipulation and Lie Messages from TV. Since even Capitalists (or any other) say that he was a Great Man with Great Ideas. Well no one supports his way of fighting, but he had a Good Idea and wanted to do something for Humanity. Why Not Make War for Freedom? Since USA (this stupid asshole-fucked country) make everyday ''War for Freedom''.
Anyway Nice Wallpaper...
falcon187 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Epic troll, sir.
Nobody on the earth can justify calling a man "great" whose "fighting for humanity" consisted of murdering innocents by the hundreds.

Unless of course you're a troll who considers men like Stalin and Hitler great. Then I suppose you could.
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rixxon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
Linux is capitalist, in case you didn't know. Communist software would be something in the lines of a cracked Windows installation.
arums Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
rixxon don't even know what he's talking about.
I love it,
falcon187 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Obviously he doesn't.

Arguing that Linux == Communist is pretty retarded, though. Right up there with arguing that a Communist party antagonist who ran death camps is a symbol of freedom...
PALMERx64 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agree with the second part, but Linux (or Linux's marketing) hardly resembles communism- that's shameful... As if you could compare a political ideology to software in the first place.
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