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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Maybe someone could settle an argument? Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me when the first time any distribution of software with the name "Gentoo" on it came out. Wikipedia says "Initial release March 31, 2002".
The Gentoo website on it's history page says "Gentoo was offcially founded on 4th October 1999" and that it was initial created as Enoch Linux distribution.

A friend says that he was using an OS called "Gentoo" back in 1999, before Oct. Could that be possible? Just wondering.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my friend was gentoo before i graduated in 2002...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would make sense seeing as it was released March 2002.

But could someone have used it in 1999?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I had it around then too(not sure exactly). It was a small 1U appliance, blue with the Gentoo symbol on it.
Anyone remember these?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you look closely at the wiki page....

(Enoch Linux) 0.75, December 1999
1.0, March 31, 2002

it was renamed to gentoo march, 31, 2002....
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks that's what I thought. Just trying to make sure it wasn't called gentoo anytime before
2002. My friend says it was called Gentoo when he used it in 1999. I think he's just confused.

I also saw this time line which verifies what you say.

http://futurist.se/gldt/wp-content/uploads/subtrees/gentoo1106.png

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: Maybe someone could settle an argument? Reply with quote

patc890 wrote:
Can anyone tell me when the first time any distribution of software with the name "Gentoo" on it came out. Wikipedia says "Initial release March 31, 2002".
The Gentoo website on it's history page says "Gentoo was offcially founded on 4th October 1999" and that it was initial created as Enoch Linux distribution.

A friend says that he was using an OS called "Gentoo" back in 1999, before Oct. Could that be possible? Just wondering.

Thanks.

Pat.


There was a distro called Gentus in the late 90s, not related to Gentoo in any way. Your friend could have mistaken.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that could be it.
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