Artie is one of the self-proclaimed OS/2 Warp, eComStation, ArcaOS and other OS/2 derivative OSes community mascot.
The OS/2 community discussed on the OS2World forums (and other sites) what should be a good mascot for OS/2. At some voting it became evident that a lot of people liked the idea of an elephant as a mascot.
Why an Elephant
On OS/2 Warp there was a program that was a simple registration form to register your product with IBM. A lot of people on the forums asked how to disable that program from boot, and it always showed a cartoon elephant on that form, that may be one of reasons why the OS/2 users consider an elephant a good mascot for the OS.
Why is he called Artie?
OS/2 Warp 4 used to have the elephant registration form (explained before). The .exe file of that program was called ARTchron.exe, which made it obvious (sarcasm) that the elephant is called "Artie".
- Artie Wiki
- Artie Crocodile
- Artie Builder
- Artie FAT32 Logo
- Artie Warpstock or Burst
- Artie - Warpstock 2017 Canada
- Artie Sticker
- Artie Treadmill
- Artie Air Balloon
- Version 1.1 is Public Domain.
- Version 1.1
- Public Domain picture with eyes modified by Martin Iturbide.