Before going ahead and telling you about the exact reason, let me tell you that everything is fine and Linux kernel development is being carried out without any hiccups. The final release of Linux kernel 4.13 is scheduled to arrive on September 3.
Coming back to the distorted Linux logo, let me tell you that Google is picking it from Linux kernel’s Google Plus Page. So, you don’t need to worry about any vandalism.
As spotted by Reddit user, Jonno_FTW, the image was first shared by Konstantin Ryabitsev, who is the Director of IT Infrastructure Security at The Linux Foundation.
Ryabitsev shared the image on April 1, 2015, after Linus named the Linux 4.0 release as “Hurr Durr I’ma Sheep.” It looks like, somehow, Google cached the image and ended up showing it in its search results.
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