Friday, 9 February 2007

Anthropomorphise Much?

XP-tanThere's always something bizarre to learn about Japan, I think. Such as the fact that they have manga/anime characters to depict operating systems. (Via AsiaPundit.)
The OS-tans are an internet phenomenon in Japan where the OS-tan (or OS Girls) are the personification of several Windows operating systems.

For example, XP-tan is depicted as a dark-haired girl with an “XP” hair ornament worn on the left side. As Windows XP is criticized for bloating a system and being very pretty without being equally as useful, XP-tan wears tight clothing and has large breasts representing memory usage.

I suppose thinking about Windows XP's memory bloat as large breasts might placate many a computer geek. So what should Mac-tan and Linux-tan look like?



Yes. Yes, there are.

(from here)


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