Yggdrasil Linux-tan (Sinclair-Speccy)

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General Information
Full NameAdamina, "L"
Universe/OriginThe Mainframe
PersonifiesYggdrasil Linux/GNU/X
DeveloperYggdrasil Computing, Incorporated
Hair ColorPigeon Post (#adbfd9)
Eye ColorDodger Blue (#4c59fd)
Other Information
AffiliationRetrograde Conglomerate (Member)

Operating System

Yggdrasil Linux/GNU/X, or LGX (pronounced igg-drah-sill) is an early Linux distribution produced by Yggdrasil Computing, Incorporated, a corporation formed in Berkeley, California by Adam J. Richter. Yggdrasil was the first firm to develop a live Linux distribution on a CD. Yggdrasil Linux advertises itself as a "Plug-and-Play" Linux distribution that automatically configures itself for the hardware it is installed on.

On November 24, 1992, Yggdrasil announced its 'bootable Linux/GNU/X-based UNIX(R) clone for PC compatibles,' with the initial release on December 8, 1992. This alpha release included the Linux kernel 0.98.1, the X Window System v11r5 version supporting up to 1024x768 with 256 colours, several GNU utilities such as their C/C++ compiler, the GNU Debugger, bison, flex, and make, TeX, groff, Ghostscript, the elvis and Emacs editors, and other software. The initial version of Yggdrasil needs a 386 machine with 8 MB RAM and a 100 MB hard disc. Some of the source code for some of the packages, such as elvis, was missing in the alpha version.

The pricing of the production release version was US$99. On the other hand, Yggdrasil was given out for free to any developer whose work was included with the CD distribution. The marginal cost of each subscription, according to an email from the company's founder, was $35.70.


Yggdrasil Linux-tan is depicted as a wise and intelligent young woman who represents the power of cooperation, information sharing, and community participation that was part of the Yggdrasil CD-ROM having open source software. She has an in-depth knowledge of Linux and its underlying technologies, which means she understands the nuances of the Linux kernel and command-line interfaces.

Yggdrasil-tan's former attire reflects her association with Linux and Norse mythology. The attire was a basic reddish-brown tunic with white sleeves, trousers, brown boots and gloves, and a Viking helmet with gnu horns. The gnu horns are a reference to the GNU operating system, which is one of the main components of Linux. The Viking helmet is a reference to the Yggdrasil, which is the World Tree in Norse mythology.

She is also an advocate for the old web, noting that the company that made Yggdrasil also picked up the Arena WWW Browser[1] , one of the first web browsers for Unix. This reflects her commitment to open-source software and her belief in the importance of preserving the history of the internet.


MCC Interim Linux-tan, Jurix-kun, Xdenu-tan, Mini-Linux-tan and SLS-kun

The main friends of Yggdrasil-tan, they assisted in her running her store as a reference to the Linux Internet Archives.[2] Yggdrasil-tan's friends are all important to her because they represent the diversity of the Linux community. They come from different backgrounds and have different strengths. Yggdrasil-tan is grateful for their help in running her store, and she knows that she can always count on them for support.


They first met in 1996 when Debian-tan visited Yggdrasil's store. Debian-tan was not impressed with the versions of Debian that Yggdrasil was selling, as they were corrupt,[3] being annoyed at Yggdrasil for selling faulty copies of her distribution.


Yggdrasil Linux-tan is highly versatile and adaptable to various environments, referencing to that fact Yggdrasil was a "Plug-and-Play" distro. This flexibility can be compared to a warrior's ability to adapt to different battle scenarios and employ various tactics however she is not used to more modern hardware.