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Old 04-06-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
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20 years

It's not a birthday actually, but you may feel April 6 like it is.

Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, speaking from a wheelchair, opened the 2011 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. This meeting Zemlin said, was for the “leaders of Linux.” Zemlin opened his presentation with a clever video celebrating 20-years of Linux history. Lovely article here;

KDE releases April updates, codename: "Congrats"
The codename "Congrats" dedicates this release to our friends over at the GNOME camp, who release a new major version today.

GNOME 3 released;

Lots of other things have happened in the world of Linux over the past 20 years, it would take too long to even start typing about it.

I love Linux, GNU, Free software, Open Source, GNOME, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, X, Bash, rpm, tar, GRUB, LILO, terminal............ I felt the need and this is just another way of me saying Thank You to all developers, users and contributors who care, for this amazing "thing" that we shortly call Linux. Tux is 20 years old. Long live Tux.

If you didn't know, the name "Linux" didn't come from Linus. That name was given by Ari Lemke, who chose it over Linus' preferred name for the OS when he created the subdirectory for the source code on So what was Linus' preferred name for his baby? "Freax"

I'll finish with this;

From: torvalds@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
Subject: Free minix-like kernel sources for 386-AT
Message-ID: <1991Oct5.054106.4647@klaava.Helsinki.FI>
Date: 5 Oct 91 05:41:06 GMT
Organization: University of Helsinki

Do you pine for the nice days of minix-1.1, when men were men and wrote their own device drivers? Are you without a nice project and just dying to cut your teeth on a OS you can try to modify for your needs? Are you finding it frustrating when everything works on minix? No more all-nighters to get a nifty program working? Then this post might be just for you :-)

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We'll have a big party next year when it's can supply the drinks.
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I'm downloading the GNOME 3 live CD to try it out.
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We'll have a big party next year when it's can supply the drinks.
Yeah, if you can drink more than I, I'll pay your phone bills too.

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