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A collection of images about BSD Daemon.

The BSD Daemon is the mascot of the original Berkeley Software Distribution of the Unix operating system.[1][2] The name is derived from a common Unix application called a daemon, which is a program that runs solely in the background, typically with no human intervention (web servers such as Apache typically run as daemons). The BSD Daemon commonly carries a triton (also known as a pitchfork) as a play on the way Unix processes rely on the fork function to start other processes.

The BSD Daemon© Images: Marshall Kirk McKusick
The BSD Daemon as drawn by John Lasseter
The BSD Daemon as drawn by John Lasseter
The original daemon, drawn by Phil Foglio
The original daemon, drawn by Phil Foglio
John Lasseter's original grayscale drawing from 1983
John Lasseter's original grayscale drawing from 1983
Famous BSD Daemon drawing by John Lasseter in 1988
Famous BSD Daemon drawing by John Lasseter in 1988
Another rendition by Lasseter in 1994
Another rendition by Lasseter in 1994
The OpenBSD 2.3 mascot, as drawn by Erick Green
The OpenBSD 2.3 mascot, as drawn by Erick Green
Lego sculpture by Eric Harshbarger
Lego sculpture by Eric Harshbarger
Another sculpture by Harshbarger, this time with Tux
Another sculpture by Harshbarger, this time with Tux
NetBSD Daemon, drawn by Theo Deraadt
NetBSD Daemon, drawn by Theo Deraadt
The daemon "poking" fun at Microsoft
The daemon "poking" fun at Microsoft
Artwork by Carol Peel
Artwork by Carol Peel
Beastie swatting a particular bug flying from a window
Beastie swatting a particular bug flying from a window
A high resolution image taken from an SVG
A high resolution image taken from an SVG
  1. "History of the BSD Daemon" (Retrieved 12-April-2007).
  2. "The BSD Daemon" (Retrieved 12-April-2007).