Gentoo Celebrates 10 Years 2009/10/04
What: Gentoo 10 Year Anniversary Party
Where: irc.freenode.net, #gentoo-birthday
When: Sun, 2009-10-04, in a timezone near you
Gentoo is turning 10. For the last ten years, Gentoo has been committed to bringing the cutting edge source based distro to users that need more flexibility than binary packages can give them. With a vibrant community and over 300 developers, much has been accomplished since the beginning, Gentoo remains true to its origin.
Join us in the 2009 Screenshot contest open to both Gentoo Developers and Users.
For more information and to enter your screenshots, visit 2009 Gentoo Screenshot Contest.
We are looking for screenshots from Gentoo's beginning, if you have any or know the links please send them to David Abbott. They will not be part of the contest.
The anniversary date of 1999-10-04 was decided on by a couple of key dates in Gentoo's history. The name Enoch was changed to Gentoo and the domain name gentoo.org was registered. The founder of Gentoo Daniel Robbins, gives us this chronology.
Daniel Robbins Gentoo Chronology
So, we're thinking of calling late 2009 the official
10th anniversary of the birth of Gentoo - whaddya think? If it sounds good,
we need to get the party planning committee together...
Thanks to Daniel for the chronology you can read all about it here!
Gentoo 1.0 Screenshots
Fluxbox, Gimp, Mplayer, Freeamp, rxvt, Heroes, Gkrellm
XFCE, Opera, Xine-ui, Terminal, Abiword
KDE, Think Free Office, Konqueror, Kedit, HancomShell2
David Abbott contributed the draft for this announcement.
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