Happy 20th Birthday to Charlie Root

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20 years already. Man, time flies when you're having fun.

Happy birthday!
 
"Doesn't time fly when you're enjoying yourself?"
 
SirDice said:
20 years already.
Come to think of it: I checked back when I first got started with FreeBSD. It must have been 1999 (3.2-RELEASE I think it was, checked out purely out of curiosity but I hardly every looked back at Linux since then), so I've been using it for 14 years. Maybe next year I'll throw a party.
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fonz said:
Come to think of it: I checked back when I first got started with FreeBSD. It must have been 1999 (3.2-RELEASE I think it was, checked out purely out of curiosity but I hardly every looked back at Linux since then), so I've been using it for 14 years.
Yep, I think I started using FreeBSD around that same time, somewhere along the first 3.x versions. I do remember trying a 2.x some time before that. After a day of building I managed to get a working X on it (XFree86 it was back then). But that was just an experiment, it didn't last very long.
 
Yesterday we celebrated the 20 years of the project in relation to what exactly? First snapshot? Date of 'foundation' of the project?

I ask this because the official Handbook has only the genesis of FreeBSD occurred in early 1993 - but does not stipulate a specific date (day and month)!
 
I still remember my first experience with FreeBSD - I was used to Linux and was skeptical... Such a young fool I was back then. :)
 
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