FreeBSD birthday date

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Mon Nov 17 01:09:39 PST 2008

Dmitriy Demidov <dima_bsd at> writes:
> is there any official date of birth for "Beastie" [...]
> says that it is a "1.0 (November,
> 1993)"

Beastie is far older than FreeBSD; the idea of a daemon as a mascot for
Unix predates even the CSRG BSD.  Phil Foglio drew the first version in
1976.  John Lasseter first drew what we currently know as Beastie for a
book cover in 1984; he drew a second version for the 4.3BSD book in 1988
and a third for the 4.4BSD book in 1994.  The 1988 version is the most
widely used today.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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