GNOME Turns 19, Debian Turns 23 Years Old

Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 16 August 2016 at 09:03 AM EDT. 4 Comments
There are at least two exciting Linux/open-source birthdays to celebrate this week.

Yesterday marked 19 years since the GNOME desktop environment was founded by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena.

Today now marks 23 years since the Debian project was started by the late Ian Murdock.

More details on the festivities around Debian's birthday via with their announcement this morning.

Any other Linux birthdays I am missing out on this month? Share in the forums.
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