Tux gets his break with OS/2
While IBM ads in the US defied the limits of corny, in Japan it is all so kawaii.
Of course! The correct way to market an operating system is with a TV star/model (Yamaguchi Tomoko 山口智子), a bear and a penguin.
At least we know what Tux was up to before he got his big break with Linux in 96...taking gigs playing "DOS" and living it up in Ropongi!