ec2-18-208-159-25.compute-1.amazonaws.com | ToothyWiki | RecentChanges | Login | Webcomic The "OS Girls" or "OS-tan's" are a meme (read WebBasedFad?) that's popular with certain geeky Japanese on the net, and has thus become popular with certain English-language geeks who like Japanese things. The idea seems to have been originally that people draw an anime-style girl for each OS, looking however they imagine the OS would look if personified. However, a consensus emerged for most of them, and the Win32 ones in particular have become quite well-established and are cropping up in random places across the Net... like the HomeMadeMagicCards page on ToothyWiki! See also [strip 467] of WebComics/StrangeCandy.
I'm getting uninspiring error messages for all except the last of those links -- Senji
Yes, sorry. The images are AFAIK still there, but don't support direct linking unless your browser already has them cached. The text above needs a MaintainMe: we could either find different images, mirror the images somewhere local, or delete the image links. In the meantime, the [Wikipedia page] on the subject or the [main OS girls site] are what you should consult. --AlexChurchill
Ha ha!... This is interesting... I can't belive people do this! ^^;; ... If I was to draw my OS it'd look like those pachuu things on excel saga when they die! ^_^;; --Denji
Having just installed FireFox and ThunderBird on my laptop (clean install from scratch of Windows) it suddenly occured to me that I was wearing a tee-shirt with the [pair already on it]... Although I kind of doubt SunKitten intended it that way :) Especially as she drew them at least a year in advance of the software release. (Yes, I know she's a cat, not a fox, but the pairing was too close ^^) --K
A cosplayer in an OS-girl costume (Win2k, I believe - is that right?). Taken at Ayacon '05, posted with permission.