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Linus Torvalds

Torvalds in 2002[1]
Born December 28, 1969 (1969-12-28) (age 40)
Helsinki, Finland
Residence Portland, Oregon
Nationality Finnish
Occupation Software engineer
Employer Linux Foundation
Known for Linux kernel, Git
Spouse(s) Tove Torvalds
Parents Nils Torvalds (father)
Anna Torvalds (mother)[2]
Relatives Ole Torvalds (grandfather)
Website
torvalds-family.blogspot.com
cs.helsinki.fi/u/torvalds
.Linus Benedict Torvalds (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈliːnɵs ˈtuːrvalds]  ( listen); born December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish software engineer best known for having initiated the development of the Linux kernel and git revision control system.^ I'm Linus Torvalds, creator of the Open Source operating system Linux.

^ Linus Benedict Torvalds (born December 28 , 1969 ) is a computer programmer , best known as the creator of the Linux kernel .
  • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Linus Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969 and was enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988 where he studied computer science.

He later became the chief architect of the Linux kernel, and now acts as the project's coordinator.

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Biography

Early years

.Linus Torvalds was born in Helsinki, Finland, the son of journalists Anna and Nils Torvalds,[3] and the grandson of poet Ole Torvalds.^ Linus Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969 and was enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988 where he studied computer science.

^ Linus Benedict Torvalds (born December 28 , 1969 ) is a computer programmer , best known as the creator of the Linux kernel .
  • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1991, Linus Torvalds, a Swedish-speaking Finn at Helsinki University, mentions a project he's working on to comp.os.minix.

Both of his parents were campus radicals at the University of Helsinki in the 1960s. His family belongs to the Swedish-speaking minority (5.5%) of Finland's population. Torvalds was named after Linus Pauling, the American Nobel Prize-winning chemist, although in the book Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution, Torvalds is quoted as saying, "I think I was named equally for Linus the Peanuts cartoon character," noting that this makes him half "Nobel-prize-winning chemist" and half "blanket-carrying cartoon character".[4]
.Torvalds attended the University of Helsinki from 1988 to 1996, graduating with a master's degree in computer science from NODES research group.^ Linus is the son of the journalists Anna and Nils Torvalds, He was attracted to computers from an early age and attended the University of Helsinki from 1988 to study Computer Science.
  • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

^ Linus Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969 and was enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988 where he studied computer science.

^ In 1991, Linus Torvalds, a Swedish-speaking Finn at Helsinki University, mentions a project he's working on to comp.os.minix.

[5] His academic career was interrupted after his first year of study when he joined the Finnish Army, selecting the 11-month officer training program to fulfill the mandatory military service of Finland. In the army he holds the rank of second lieutenant, with the role of a ballistic calculation officer.[6] In 1990, he resumed his university studies, and was exposed to UNIX for the first time, in the form of a DEC MicroVAX running ULTRIX.[7] His M.Sc. thesis was titled .Linux: A Portable Operating System.^ I'm Linus Torvalds, creator of the Open Source operating system Linux.

^ Linux based operating system for consumption of the population at large if the Linuxes really are such sub-standard systems to use?
  • Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated' | The Open Road - CNET News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Linux based operating system for consumption of the population at large if the Linuxes really are such sub-standard systems to use??
  • Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated' | The Open Road - CNET News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

His interest in computers began with a Commodore VIC-20.[8] After the VIC-20 he purchased a Sinclair QL which he modified extensively, especially its operating system. He programmed an assembly language and a text editor for the QL, as well as a few games.[9] He is known to have written a Pac-Man clone named Cool Man. .On January 5, 1991[10] he purchased an Intel 80386-based IBM PC[11] and spent a month playing the game Prince of Persia before receiving his MINIX copy which in turn enabled him to begin his work on Linux.^ Years I've spent on arch and gentoo were a great experience as I got to know most of the inner workings of a linux distros, but the peace of mind is of more valuable to me.
  • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ Quote : M$ was the only one to mass-market a GUI-based OS to IBM's now open design philosophy (nowadays known as PC's).
  • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

^ But my sound card has limited support (no EAX and D3D sound, nor 5.1 support), and the games I happen to play seem to be absent from the list of Linux supporting games.
  • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

[4]

Later years

.After a visit to Transmeta in late 1996,[2] he accepted a position at the company in California, where he would work from February 1997 through June 2003. He then moved to the Open Source Development Labs, which has since merged with the Free Standards Group to become the Linux Foundation, under whose auspices he continues to work.^ I'm Linus Torvalds, creator of the Open Source operating system Linux.

^ Jeremy Allison claimed that he was fundamentally ``a lazy programmer'' and that the Open Source model is a way of letting the users do the work.

^ In fact, alot of rabid AMD fanboys use Linux, since it's free, and open-source.
  • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

In June 2004, Torvalds and his family moved to Portland, Oregon to be closer to the OSDL's Beaverton, Oregon-based headquarters.
.From 1997 to 1999 he was involved in 86open helping to choose the standard binary format for Linux and Unix.^ From 1997 to 1999 he was involved in 86open, helping to choose the standard binary format for Linux and Unix.
  • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

.Red Hat and VA Linux, both leading developers of Linux-based software, presented Torvalds with stock options in gratitude for his creation.^ With regard to the Linux Standard Base (a standard for base-level compatibility across Linux distributions), Red Hat and Debian's standard package formats, Red Hat's early adoption of glibc vs. Are there too many Linux ``standards''?

^ Linus Torvalds is credited with creating the Linux kernel in 1991 with the assistance of developers around the world.

^ Reviewer: Linus Torvalds from Finland Despite fifteen years using Linux (most of those with Red Hat) I would recommend people to actually go out and use Windows.

[12] In 1999, both companies went public and Torvalds' net worth shot up to roughly $20 million.[13][14]
His personal mascot is a penguin nicknamed Tux, which has been widely adopted by the Linux community as the mascot of the Linux kernel.
.Although Torvalds believes "open source is the only right way to do software", he also has said that he uses the "best tool for the job", even if that includes proprietary software.^ And I was happy with that, because quite frankly as far as I am concerned, I do open source because I think it is the only right way to do software, but at the same time I would use the best tool for the job, and quite frankly BitKeeper was it.
  • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

^ While I agree the guy doesn't seem to be right, after all x86 is just not flexible really, if the guy is the one who made his own open source OS, then perhaps, JUST perhaps he knows and may have experienced to know that x86 is still the best architecture for his software.
  • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

^ There are very few full sized distributions that don't include a compiler and even some mini distributions include gcc and the tools to build a package.
  • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

[15] .He has been criticized for his use and alleged advocacy of the proprietary BitKeeper software for version control in the Linux kernel.^ As far as I know, BitKeeper is the only commercial source control management system that actually does distribution, and if you need a commercial one, that's the one you should use for that reason.
  • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I am instead talking about git, which is the source control management system that we use for the kernel.
  • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm a software developer, so once I got comfortable with out to use Linux, I immediately started using SuSE. I can still customize it if I need to, but for the most part, I use Linux to develop software.
  • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

.However, Torvalds has since written a free-software replacement for BitKeeper called Git.^ Linus Torvalds is cool, but let's not forget about Richard Stallman and the Free Software Movement.
  • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

.Torvalds has commented on official GNOME developmental mailing lists that, in terms of desktop environments, he encourages users to switch to KDE.^ Microsoft officials would not comment on Torvalds' salary and duties.

^ Linus Torvalds' comments on distributions are in line with what the majority of Linux users I've worked with and talked with over the years prefer, even highly technically competent users.
  • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

[16][17] However, Torvalds thought KDE 4.0 was a "disaster" because of its lack of maturity, so he temporarily switched to GNOME.[18]

The Linus/Linux connection

.Initially Torvalds wanted to call the kernel he developed Freax (a combination of "free", "freak", and the letter X to indicate that it is a Unix-like system), but his friend Ari Lemmke, who administered the FTP server where the kernel was first hosted for downloading, named Torvalds' directory linux.^ However, I do have some opinions on who should succeed me as leader of kernel development.

^ The first project is a plan to write his own, UNIX-like operating system.

^ But the real shocker for Humor Linux fans is that kernel master Linus Torvalds is among those who will be let go on Monday...."

Authority and trademark

.About 2% of the Linux kernel as of 2006 was written by Torvalds himself.^ But the real shocker for Humor Linux fans is that kernel master Linus Torvalds is among those who will be let go on Monday...."

^ Finally, considering Linus Torvalds' role in creating Linux and in ongoing kernel development I think his comments are generally newsworthy.
  • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ I can tell you this: Thank God for Linux; my blood pressure has received a much-deserved reprieve thanks to Mr. Torvald's tenacious mucking about.
  • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

[14] Since Linux has had thousands of contributors, such a percentage represents a significant personal contribution to the overall amount of code. .Torvalds remains the ultimate authority on what new code is incorporated into the standard Linux kernel.^ But the real shocker for Humor Linux fans is that kernel master Linus Torvalds is among those who will be let go on Monday...."

^ MS has put an awful lot more manhours into Windows code than Linux programmers have put into Linux.
  • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

^ So each new version of Linux isn't a significant code change over the last version.
  • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

[19]
.Torvalds owns the "Linux" trademark, and monitors[20] use of it chiefly through the Linux Mark Institute.^ He also has reportedly also been paid $US100 million in stock and cash for the rights to use the Linux trademark.

Personal life

.Linus Torvalds is married to Tove Torvalds (née Monni) — a six-time Finnish national karate champion — whom he first met in the autumn of 1993.[21] Torvalds was running introductory computer laboratory exercises for students and instructed the course attendants to send him an e-mail as a test, to which Tove responded with an e-mail asking for a date.^ Linus is the son of the journalists Anna and Nils Torvalds, He was attracted to computers from an early age and attended the University of Helsinki from 1988 to study Computer Science.
  • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

^ For the first time in recorded history, Linus Torvalds and Bill Gates are on the same side.

^ Linus Torvalds first noted that he's working at a company [ Transmeta ] whose product won't be available on the Internet.

[4] Tove and Linus were later married and have three daughters, Patricia, Daniela, and Celeste.[22]
.In an interview Torvalds describes himself as "completely a-religious — atheist", adding that "I find that people seem to think religion brings morals and appreciation of nature.^ One of the things I want to say about performance is that a lot of people seem to think that performance is about doing the same thing, just doing it faster, and that is not true.
  • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One think the Linux community seems to have an overabundance of is people who are willing to take devotion to a piece of software to the level of fanaticism.
  • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ You seem to be one of those people that thinks that any opinion other than your own is not only wrong but stupid.
  • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

I actually think it detracts from both. .It gives people the excuse to say, “Oh, nature was just created”, and so the act of creation is seen to be something miraculous.^ By IHATEYOUALL on February 8, 2009 10:43 PM I'm sick of people saying, "oh?
  • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

.I appreciate the fact that, “Wow, it's incredible that something like this could have happened in the first place.” He later added that while in Europe religion is mostly a personal issue, in America it has become very politicized.^ These cool consoles had something that was really uplifting though, the fact that cartridges were available if you could find them and afford them.
  • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ All in all, the only thing I could say is when will one of the distribution become like Mac OS? After all, Mac OS is based on BSD, and BSD is based on *NIX style, and Linux is also based on *NIX style.
  • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't like it when I let myself become upset by something.
  • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

[23]

Recognition

.
  • In 1996 Asteroid 9793 Torvalds was named after Linus Torvalds.
  • In 1997 he received his Master degree (Laudatur Grade) from Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki.
  • In 1998 he received an EFF Pioneer Award.^ But the real shocker for Humor Linux fans is that kernel master Linus Torvalds is among those who will be let go on Monday...."

    ^ Linus Torvalds dismissed the Department of Justice and the US legal system as important factors in Linux's future; ``the only thing that will matter is the market.''

    ^ In 1991, Linus Torvalds, a Swedish-speaking Finn at Helsinki University, mentions a project he's working on to comp.os.minix.

    [24]
  • .
  • In 1999 he received honorary doctor status at Stockholm University.
  • The 1999 novel Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson features several characters who use "Finux", a Unix-like operating system developed in Finland.
  • In 2000 he received honorary doctor status at University of Helsinki.^ I don't understand why opensource Operating Systems have to be Unix-like Systems.
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ After you take a little time to master the little things like using multiple desktops or the move to/copy to features, ease of use really comes home.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The first project is a plan to write his own, UNIX-like operating system.

    [25]
  • In 2000 he was awarded the Lovelace Medal.[26]
  • .
  • In the Time magazine's Person of the Century Poll, Torvalds was voted at #17 at the poll's close in 2000.[27]
  • In 2001, he shared the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Well-Being with Richard Stallman and Ken Sakamura.
  • In 2004, he was named one of the most influential people in the world by the Time magazine article "Linus Torvalds: The Free-Software Champion" by Lawrence Lessig[28]
  • In the search for the 100 Greatest Finns of all time, voted in the summer of 2004, Torvalds placed 16th.
  • In 2005 he appeared as one of "the best managers" in a survey by BusinessWeek.^ Who next, (Free Software Foundation founder) Richard Stallman?''

    ^ While I agree the guy doesn't seem to be right, after all x86 is just not flexible really, if the guy is the one who made his own open source OS, then perhaps, JUST perhaps he knows and may have experienced to know that x86 is still the best architecture for his software.
    • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Right now the ones that I feel need revisiting most by me are SUSE and Zenwalk -- lots of good reports from people I like and respect.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    [29]
  • In August 2005, Torvalds received the Vollum Award from Reed College.[30]
  • .
  • In 2006, Business 2.0 magazine named him one of "10 people who don't matter" because the growth of Linux has shrunk Torvalds' individual impact.^ But the real shocker for Humor Linux fans is that kernel master Linus Torvalds is among those who will be let go on Monday...."

    ^ Which means that, since you do not want everybody to write to the central repository because most people are morons, you create this class of people who are ostensibly not morons.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Linus Torvalds dismissed the Department of Justice and the US legal system as important factors in Linux's future; ``the only thing that will matter is the market.''

    [31]
  • In 2006, Time Magazine—Europe Edition named him one of the revolutionary heroes of the past 60 years.[32]
  • In 2008, he was inducted into the Hall of Fellows of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.[33][34]
  • .
  • In 2010, Torvalds was listed in the book The 100 Most Influential Inventors of All Time as one of the most important and influential inventors.^ You do not know beforehand if it's something that's gonna take one day or two weeks, but most of the time most programmers say "hey, I can do this in 48 hours".
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I pull the networking changes from one person, he gets them from many other people that he's worked with over time, so this is how it all comes together, it does not have to come together to one point.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am really surprise that Linus is using Fedoar 9, which I think is one of the most buggy Linux distro among all the present Linux flavors.
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

    [35]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ McMillan, Robert (December 2002). "The Great Dictator · Linus Torvalds: The Benevolent, Brilliant Keeper of the Kernel". FEATURES (Linux Magazine). Archived from the original on 2003-03-04. http://web.archive.org/web/20030304160629/http://www.linux-mag.com/2002-12/linus_01.html. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Linux Online - Linus Torvalds Bio". Linux.org. http://www.linux.org/info/linus.html. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  3. ^ TORVALDS, 2001
  4. ^ a b c Moody, Glyn (2002). Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution. Perseus Books Group. p. 336. ISBN 0738206709. http://www.perseusbooksgroup.com/perseus/book_detail_redirect.do?imprintCid=BA&isbn=0738206709. 
  5. ^ "NODES research group". Cs.helsinki.fi. 2008-10-16. http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/group/nodes/. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  6. ^ Torvalds, 2001, page 29
  7. ^ Torvalds, 2001, page 53
  8. ^ TORVALDS, 2001, pages 6-7
  9. ^ TORVALDS, 2001, pages 41-46
  10. ^ "L i n u x N e w s". Abc.se. 1991-01-05. http://www.abc.se/~m9339/linux/linuxdoc/linuxnews03a.html. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  11. ^ Torvalds, 2001, page 60
  12. ^ Gumbel, Peter (2006). Torvalds "Linus Torvalds: By giving away his software, the Finnish programmer earned a place in history"]. 60 Years of Heros (TIME). http://www.time.com/time/europe/hero2006/torvalds.html Torvalds]. Retrieved 2008-06-14. 
  13. ^ Rivlin, Gary. "Leader of the Free World". Wired. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.11/linus_pr.html. Retrieved 2008-06-14. 
  14. ^ a b Linus Torvalds: A Very Brief and Completely Unauthorized Biography
  15. ^ Linus Torvalds at Google, on Git, 9:50-10:00
  16. ^ "Printing dialog and GNOME". Mail.gnome.org. http://mail.gnome.org/archives/usability/2005-December/msg00021.html. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  17. ^ "Linus versus GNOME". Desktoplinux.com. 2007-02-23. http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS8745257437.html. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  18. ^ "it was a half-baked release (...) I'll revisit it when I reinstall the next machine"Q&A: Linux founder Linus Torvalds talks about open-source identity
  19. ^ Henrik Ingo. Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source. Ingram, 2005. 42-45. Online version
  20. ^ "Linus Explains Linux Trademark Issues". Slashdot.org. http://slashdot.org/linux/00/01/19/0828245.shtml. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  21. ^ TORVALDS, 2001, page 123
  22. ^ "Torvalds' bio on". Nndb.com. http://www.nndb.com/people/444/000022378/. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  23. ^ Richardson, Marjorie (November 1, 1999). "Interview: Linus Torvalds". Linux Journal. http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/3655. Retrieved 15 November 2009. 
  24. ^ "Torvalds, Stallman, Simons Win 1998 Pioneer Awards". W2.eff.org. http://w2.eff.org/awards/pioneer/1998.php. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  25. ^ Torvalds, 2001, page 28
  26. ^ Talking to Torvalds, British Computer Society, September 2007.
  27. ^ http://www.time.com/time/time100/poc/century.html
  28. ^ Lessig, Lawrence. "Linus Torvalds: The Free-Software Champion". Time. April 26, 2004. Retrieved October 3, 2006.
  29. ^ "The Best & Worst Managers Of The Year". Businessweek.com. 2005-01-10. http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/toc/05_02/B39150502manager.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  30. ^ "Linux creator Linus Torvalds honored with Reed College's Vollum Award". Web.reed.edu. 2005-08-24. http://web.reed.edu/news_center/press_releases/2005-2006/082205LinuxCreator.html. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  31. ^ By Business 2.0 Magazine staff (2006-06-22). "10 people who don't matter". Money.cnn.com. http://money.cnn.com/2006/06/21/technology/10dontmatter.biz2/index.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  32. ^ Gumbel, Peter. "Linus Torvalds". Time.com. http://www.time.com/time/europe/hero2006/torvalds.html. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  33. ^ "The Computer History Museum Announces the 2008 Fellow Awards Recipients". 2008-06-18. http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/080618/0407491.html. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
  34. ^ "Fellow Awards: Linus Benedict Torvalds". 2008-10-21. http://www.computerhistory.org/fellowawards/index.php?id=123. Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  35. ^ "Linus Torvalds named one of the 100 most influential inventors". The H. 4 February 2010. http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linus-Torvalds-named-one-of-the-100-most-influential-inventors-922622.html. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 

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Do you pine for the days when men were men and wrote their own device drivers?
.Linus Benedict Torvalds (born December 28, 1969) is a computer programmer, best known as the creator of the Linux kernel.^ Linus Torvalds finished the Linux Kernel the day before he started on it.
  • Linus Torvalds facts - Ubuntu Forums 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC ubuntuforums.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Linus Torvalds computing the kernel?
  • is Linus Torvalds computing the kernel? KDE-Look.org 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC kde-look.org [Source type: General]

^ I'm Linus Torvalds, creator of the Open Source operating system Linux.

Sourced

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  • I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.^ Operating System: Windows 7 Professional x64 .
    • Linus Torvalds gives Windows 7 the thumbs up! 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.w7forums.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.
    • Linus Torvalds | This Day In Tech | Wired.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]
    • Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds | Royal Pingdom 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones."
    • lf27, Interviews: Interview with Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC new.linuxfocus.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (1991-08-25).^ On August 25, 1991, Torvalds posted a note to the comp.os.minix Usenet group titled, “ What would you like to see most in minix?
      • Linus Torvalds | This Day In Tech | Wired.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

      ^ In 1991, Linus Torvalds was a student at the University of Helsinki.
      • Linus Torvalds | This Day In Tech | Wired.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Linus Torvalds, the best ever by diego on Mon 21st Jul 2008 20:11 UTC Member since: 2006-08-15 I really admire Linus.
      • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Post to comp.os.minix newsgroup.^ Post to comp.os.linux.development.system newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.linux.advocacy newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.minix newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
    • Notes: This was the launch of Linux.
  • I can (well, almost) hear you asking yourselves "why?". Hurd will be out in a year (or two, or next month, who knows), and I've already got minix.^ More people already know Linux.
    • GoogleOS II: Starring Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I can (well, almost) hear you asking yourselves "why?".  Hurd will be out in a year (or two, or next month, who knows), and I've already got minix.  This is a program for hackers by a hacker.  I've enjouyed doing it, and somebody might enjoy looking at it and even modifying it for their own needs.  It is still small enough to understand, use and modify, and I'm looking forward to any comments you might have.
    • fUSION Anomaly. Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC fusionanomaly.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Who do you know with a hobby?
    • The Hacker Ethic: Amazon.co.uk: Linus Torvalds, Pekka Himanen, Manuel Castells: Books 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (1991-10-05).^ RE: Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds  AndyPagin | 10/26/09 .
      • Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds | TalkBack on ZDNet 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC talkback.zdnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Linus Torvalds answers 10 goofy questions - Nov 13, 2002 .

      ^ RE: Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds  tonious@... | 10/23/09 .
      • Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds | TalkBack on ZDNet 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC talkback.zdnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Post to comp.os.minix.^ Post to comp.os.minix newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.minix .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "Free minix-like kernel sources for 386-AT, was the subject of Linus Benedict Torvalds post to comp.os.minix on October 5, 1991 -- seventeen years ago today.

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
    • Notes: The Hurd 0.0 was released in August 1996 and as of 2009, is still not complete.
  • Dijkstra probably hates me.^ Notes: The Hurd 0.0 was released in August 1996 and as of 2009, is still not complete.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Dijkstra probably hates me.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Comment in Linux kernel 1.1.42's kernel/sched.c file.^ Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated' 'Linus Torvalds, founder of the Linux kernel, made a startling comment at LinuxCon in Portland, Ore., on Monday: "Linux is bloated."
      • Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated' - dslreports.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dslreports.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Tags: Operating systems , Linus Torvalds , File System , Storage , Kernel , operating system , Linux Kernel , performance , Hardware , high-performance .
      • linus torvalds stories - ZDNet Asia 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.zdnetasia.com [Source type: General]

      ^ The file system comment showed you know nothing about computers, this comment shows that if you have used Linux, it wasn't in this decade.
      • Linus Torvalds: Mac OS X and Windows can't hold a candle to Linux | The Open Road - CNET News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • I have an ego the size of a small planet.^ I have an ego the size of a small planet.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds | Royal Pingdom 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-23 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Re: clarification on git, central repositories and commit access lists.^ To advocate the enactment of a central git repository with several commiters.
      • The Linus Torvalds Bus Factor 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.shlomifish.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ If Al Viro (for example) can commit directly to the central repository a patch that re-indents some code, it will be a better idea than to have him commit it to his own and then request Linus to pull it from there.
      • The Linus Torvalds Bus Factor 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.shlomifish.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Of course, like I said, you can do a mutiny without asking Linus, by starting out a central repository for the kernel with many commiters.
      • The Linus Torvalds Bus Factor 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.shlomifish.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2007-12-28.
  • My name is Linus Torvalds and I am your god.^ My name is Linus Torvalds and I am your god.
    • Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds | Royal Pingdom 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ BW: On RadioWallStreet.com: Linus Torvalds On Linux (Jun 28, 2000) Far Eastern Economic Review: Interview: Linus Torvalds (Feb 17, 2000) .
    • Softpanorama Linus Torvalds' Interviews Collection (2000)
      (preserving Linus Torvalds interviews for humanity ;-)
      26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.softpanorama.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Your rating: None Average: 4.5 ( 6 votes) On August 11, while attending LinuxWorld Expo in San Jose, California, I had the privilege of having lunch with Linus Torvalds.
    • Interview: Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Jokingly introducing himself, at the 1998 Linux Expo in Durham, North Carolina, as quoted in Under the Radar: How Red Hat Changed the Software Business – and Took Microsoft by Surprise (1999) by Robert Young and Wendy Goldman Rohm, p.^ Jokingly introducing himself, at the 1998 Linux Expo in Durham, North Carolina, as quoted in Under the Radar: How Red Hat Changed the Software Business – and Took Microsoft by Surprise (1999) by Robert Young and Wendy Goldman Rohm, p.
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Red Hat and VA Linux (now VA Software), both leading developers of Linux-based software packages for large enterprises, had presented him with stock options in gratitude for his creation.
      • Linus Torvalds biography by The Linux Information Project 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linfo.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ From a standard conference room at Microsoft's headquarters, the software maker coordinates its emergency response, such as the effort under way in Haiti.
      • Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated' | The Open Road - CNET News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]
      • Linus Torvalds: Mac OS X and Windows can't hold a candle to Linux | The Open Road - CNET News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .111; also quoted in Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (2001) by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond
  • Do you pine for the days when men were men and wrote their own device drivers?^ I recently finished reading Just for Fun , by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond.
    • Review: Linus Torvalds, ‘Just for Fun’ ~ Moving to Freedom 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.movingtofreedom.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Linus has the trust of the entire open source community and has slaved to maintain that," says David Diamond, coauthor of Torvalds's autobiography, Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (Collins, 2001).
    • Linus Torvalds and His Five Entrepreneurial Lessons | Technology > Software Services & Applications from AllBusiness.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.allbusiness.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Do you pine for the nice days of minix-1.1, when men were men and wrote their own device drivers?
    • Linus Torvalds biography by The Linux Information Project 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linfo.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus and David Diamond (2001).^ Torvalds, Linus and David Diamond (2001).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "Linus has the trust of the entire open source community and has slaved to maintain that," says David Diamond, coauthor of Torvalds's autobiography, Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (Collins, 2001).
      • Linus Torvalds and His Five Entrepreneurial Lessons | Technology > Software Services & Applications from AllBusiness.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.allbusiness.com [Source type: General]

      ^ In the book Just For Fun: Linus Torvalds Biography, The Story Of An Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond, Torvalds says that Linux was created because he was "curious to see if he could improve upon the operating systems already out there".
      • Linus Torvalds - Enterprise Storage Forum, Leading Edge Coverage of the Storage Industry 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC enterprisestorageforum.webopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary.^ "Linus has the trust of the entire open source community and has slaved to maintain that," says David Diamond, coauthor of Torvalds's autobiography, Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (Collins, 2001).
      • Linus Torvalds and His Five Entrepreneurial Lessons | Technology > Software Services & Applications from AllBusiness.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.allbusiness.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Amazon.com: Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (9780066620732): Linus Torvalds, David Diamond: Books .
      • Amazon.com: Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (9780066620732): Linus Torvalds, David Diamond: Books 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

      ^ In the book Just For Fun: Linus Torvalds Biography, The Story Of An Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond, Torvalds says that Linux was created because he was "curious to see if he could improve upon the operating systems already out there".
      • Linus Torvalds - Enterprise Storage Forum, Leading Edge Coverage of the Storage Industry 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC enterprisestorageforum.webopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Collins.
       
    • Notes: Announcing Linux version 0.02 [ibid]
  • Your job is being a professor and researcher: That's one hell of a good excuse for some of the brain-damages of Minix.^ Notes: Announcing Linux version 0.02 [ibid] Your job is being a professor and researcher: That's one hell of a good excuse for some of the brain-damages of Minix .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Six Tools to Manage your iPod on Linux Systems Being the owner of an iPod Nano, I was kept from switching to Linux for a long time because there’s no Linux version of iTunes.
    • Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Having a good hash is good for being able to trust your data, it happens to have some other good features, too, it means when we hash objects, we know the hash is well distributed and we do not have to worry about certain distribution issues.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (1992-01-29).^ It was Linus Torvalds, the affable, 29-year-old creator of Linux, waiting patiently to register for the show -- waiting to register for his own show.
      • Column: Linus Torvalds: Is That Real Silicon? - Computerworld 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.computerworld.com.au [Source type: General]

      ^ Re: look at linus torvalds « Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 01:01:22 AM » .
      • look at linus torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC tinycorelinux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Tags : Software , Linus Torvalds , GPLv2 , RSS , Internet , Ed Burnette Blog posts 2008-01-21 Is the Linux engine room overheating?
      • linus torvalds Resources | ZDNet 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC updates.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

      .Post to comp.os.minix newsgroup.^ Post to comp.os.minix newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.linux.announce newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.linux.development.apps newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
    • Notes: to Andrew Tanenbaum (author of Minix) during the Tanenbaum-Torvalds debate.
  • If you need more than 3 levels of indentation, you're screwed anyway, and should fix your program.^ LinuxWorld.com: As I've read over the archived email debate between you and Tanenbaum on the relative merits of the Minix and Linux designs, I'm struck by how easily you can express strong opinions without making it personal.
    • CNN.com - Sci-Tech - A 'free' interview with Linus Torvalds - February 12, 2001 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Linus Torvalds: So Intel and AMD actually tend to fix the bugs a lot more aggressively than you’d see for some single-vendor thing, simply because they don’t control the stack the way other architectures generally do.
    • Linus contradicts OpenBSD founder on Intel TLB issue | George Ou | ZDNet.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC blogs.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Why does a kernel project need marketing on TV? And besides, when was the last time you ever saw Linus Torvalds doing anything as brash as advertising or marketing?
    • Linus Torvalds, Technologist - News - Evri 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • You know you're brilliant, but maybe you'd like to understand what you did 2 weeks from now.^ You know you're brilliant, but maybe you'd like to understand what you did 2 weeks from now.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're in the big time now.

    .
  • An infinite number of monkeys typing into GNU emacs would never make a good program.^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ An infinite number of monkeys typing into GNU emacs would never make a good program.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ An infinite number of monkeys typing into GNU Emacs would never make a good program...
    • Linus Torvalds - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • Your problem has nothing to do with git, and everything to do with emacs.^ Your problem has nothing to do with git , and everything to do with emacs .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-23 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And then you have the gall to talk about "Unix design" and not gumming programs together, when you yourself use the most gummed-up piece of absolute sh*t there is!^ And then you have the gall to talk about "Unix design" and not gumming programs together, when you yourself use the most gummed-up piece of absolute sh*t there is!
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Have you ever used Linux or know what you're talking about?
    • Linus Torvalds Forbes Interview 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC digg.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you aren't up to using linux, relax - he wasn't talking about you.
    • Linus Torvalds Brands Mac File System "Utter Crap" || The Mac Observer 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.macobserver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2008-12-17).^ RE[2]: Linus Torvalds, the best ever by ohxten on Mon 21st Jul 2008 22:09 UTC in reply to " RE: Linus Torvalds, the best ever " Member since: 2008-02-17 I kind of agree.
      • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Linus Torvalds at linux.conf.au 2008 discussed how C remains the most appropriate coding language for the Linux kernel.
      • Linus Torvalds, Linux Kernel - Builder AU 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.builderau.com.au [Source type: General]

      ^ Linus Torvalds, the best ever by diego on Mon 21st Jul 2008 20:11 UTC Member since: 2006-08-15 I really admire Linus.
      • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Message to Git mailing list.^ Message to gmane.comp.version-control.git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      Retrieved on 2008-12-18.
.
Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen an angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100 mph …
  • The main reason there are no raw devices [in Linux] is that I personally think that raw devices are a stupid idea.^ This, I think, is what people have a hard time realizing.
    • CNN.com - Sci-Tech - A 'free' interview with Linus Torvalds - February 12, 2001 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They are probably there to add some color, but I don't think they add anything.
    • Amazon.com: Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (9780066620732): Linus Torvalds, David Diamond: Books 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Is there any reason they can't just give it to both of them?
    • Slashdot Ask Slashdot Story | Linus Torvalds For Nobel Peace Prize? 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC ask.slashdot.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (1996-10-17).^ RE: Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds  AndyPagin | 10/26/09 .
      • Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds | TalkBack on ZDNet 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC talkback.zdnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Linus Torvalds answers 10 goofy questions - Nov 13, 2002 .

      ^ RE: Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds  tonious@... | 10/23/09 .
      • Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds | TalkBack on ZDNet 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC talkback.zdnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Message to linux-kernel mailing list.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen an angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100 mph.^ This, I think, is what people have a hard time realizing.
    • CNN.com - Sci-Tech - A 'free' interview with Linus Torvalds - February 12, 2001 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ (Some people apparently never sleep.
    • The Linus Torvalds Bus Factor 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.shlomifish.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Some people have told me they don’t think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen an angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph.
    • Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds | Royal Pingdom 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

    .They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.^ They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They’d be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
    • Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds | Royal Pingdom 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "A lot of people kind of expect me to care about all these humanitarian problems, and I don't," he said, laughing.
    • Linus Torvalds, Incognito Inventor | Oregon Business News - OregonLive.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.oregonlive.com [Source type: News]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (1996-06-09).^ Re: The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds « Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 06:06:43 PM » .
      • The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC forums.comodo.com [Source type: General]
      • The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC forums.comodo.com [Source type: General]

      ^ "The Way We Live Now: Questions for Linus Torvalds", New York Times, 2003-09-28.
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ In 1996 Asteroid 9793 Torvalds was named after Linus Torvalds.
      • Linus Torvalds (Linux Reviews) 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linuxreviews.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Post to comp.os.linux.announce newsgroup.^ Post to comp.os.linux.development.system newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.linux.advocacy newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.minix newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • Only wimps use tape backup: real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)
    • Torvalds, Linus (1996-07-20).^ Linus Torvalds is taking over the world.
      • Fun: Chuck Norris vs. Linus Torvalds - Linux * Screw 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxscrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Linus Torvalds doesn’t need backups.
      • Fun: Chuck Norris vs. Linus Torvalds - Linux * Screw 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxscrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Linus Torvalds can use a nice level lower than -20.
      • Fun: Chuck Norris vs. Linus Torvalds - Linux * Screw 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxscrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Post to linux.dev.kernel newsgroup.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to linux.dev.kernel newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to mlist.linux.kernel newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • … the Linux philosophy is "laugh in the face of danger". Oops.^ Linux philosophy is "laugh in the face of danger".
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-23 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Wrong one. "Do it yourself". That's it. .
    • Torvalds, Linus (1996-10-16).^ RE: Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds  AndyPagin | 10/26/09 .
      • Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds | TalkBack on ZDNet 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC talkback.zdnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Linus Torvalds answers 10 goofy questions - Nov 13, 2002 .

      ^ RE: Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds  tonious@... | 10/23/09 .
      • Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds | TalkBack on ZDNet 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC talkback.zdnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Post to linux.dev.kernel newsgroup.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to linux.dev.kernel newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to mlist.linux.kernel newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux, you have to be a sneaky bastard too ;-)
    • Torvalds, Linus (1996-07-05).^ I'm Linus Torvalds, creator of the Open Source operating system Linux.

      ^ If you like toyota, good for you!
      • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

      ^ If you like Ubuntu, good for you!
      • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

      .Post to comp.os.linux.development.system newsgroup.^ Post to comp.os.linux.development.system newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.linux.advocacy newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.minix newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • Portability is for people who cannot write new programs.^ Portability is for people who cannot write new programs.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-23 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (1992-01-29).^ It was Linus Torvalds, the affable, 29-year-old creator of Linux, waiting patiently to register for the show -- waiting to register for his own show.
      • Column: Linus Torvalds: Is That Real Silicon? - Computerworld 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.computerworld.com.au [Source type: General]

      ^ Re: look at linus torvalds « Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 01:01:22 AM » .
      • look at linus torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC tinycorelinux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Tags : Software , Linus Torvalds , GPLv2 , RSS , Internet , Ed Burnette Blog posts 2008-01-21 Is the Linux engine room overheating?
      • linus torvalds Resources | ZDNet 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC updates.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

      .Post to comp.os.minix newsgroup.^ Post to comp.os.minix newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.linux.announce newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.linux.development.apps newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
    • According to Torvalds, this was "tongue in cheek" (Ibid.^ Linus Torvalds, the best ever by diego on Mon 21st Jul 2008 20:11 UTC Member since: 2006-08-15 I really admire Linus.
      • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Torvalds, 2001, page 29 ^ Torvalds, 2001, page 53 ^ Torvalds, 2001, page 28 ^ TORVALDS, 2001, pages 6-7 ^ TORVALDS, 2001, pages 41-46 ^ Torvalds, 2001, page 60 ^ TORVALDS, 2001, page 123 ^ Torvalds' bio on nndb.com ^ Gumbel, Peter (2006).
      • Linus Torvalds (Linux Reviews) 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linuxreviews.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      )
  • When you say, "I wrote a program that crashed Windows," people just stare at you blankly and say, "Hey, I got those with the system, for free."
  • If you still don't like it, that's OK: that's why I'm boss.^ And at the end of that he said ok, if you build that, and it works like that, I'll use it."
    • Larry McVoy on BitKeeper, kernel development, Linus Torvalds & Bruce Perens 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC joebarr.sys-con.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But that's OK. I don't think Linus cares if you use his code or not.
    • Hacker News | C++ is a horrible language, says Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.ycombinator.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Don't waste time villifying someone because you don't like their choices.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .I simply know better than you do.^ I simply know better than you do.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But because you feel you can do it in 48 hours, creating a branch, even in systems that are better at creating branches than CVS, is a big pain.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Those guys you know they have done more for us than anybody else."
    • Larry McVoy on BitKeeper, kernel development, Linus Torvalds & Bruce Perens 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC joebarr.sys-con.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (1996-07-22).^ Torvalds, Linus (1996-10-17).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2007-08-22).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Post to comp.os.linux.advocacy newsgroup.^ Post to comp.os.linux.development.system newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.linux.advocacy newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.minix newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • Note that nobody reads every post in linux-kernel.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-23 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .In fact, nobody who expects to have time left over to actually do any real kernel work will read even half.^ The things the infrastructure can do these days is incredible -- and the fact that it's actually faster, in addition to being more flexible and intelligent, is really wonderful.
    • CNN.com - Sci-Tech - A 'free' interview with Linus Torvalds - February 12, 2001 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Andrew Morton works for Google and is my right hand man for kernel maintenance - Google tries to really help him do what he always did.
    • Q and A with Linus Torvalds - Technology - smh.com.au 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.smh.com.au [Source type: News]

    ^ I've found Bruce to be a very reasonable guy in private, he's actually spent time working on the BitKeeper free-use license, he had useful comments and corrections even though he hates the idea of a non-free product.
    • Larry McVoy on BitKeeper, kernel development, Linus Torvalds & Bruce Perens 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC joebarr.sys-con.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Except Alan Cox, but he's actually not human, but about a thousand gnomes working in under-ground caves in Swansea.^ Except Alan Cox , but he's actually not human, but about a thousand gnomes working in under-ground caves in Swansea.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The project was obviously linux, so by July 3rd I had started to think about actual user-level things: some of the device drivers were ready, and the harddisk actually worked.
    • LINUX's History by Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.cs.cmu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ News Linux kernel maintainer Alan Cox has given an insight into the experience of working with Linus Torvalds , the founder of Linux who maintains its development kernel.
    • linus torvalds Content at ZDNet UK 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.zdnet.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .None of the individual gnomes read all the postings either, they just work together really well.^ That's what is all about: they did all the work for me.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ None of the individual gnomes read all the postings either, they just work together really well.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All the real work (on Linux) is done over email.
    • Q and A with Linus Torvalds - Technology - smh.com.au 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.smh.com.au [Source type: News]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2000-05-02).^ Softpanorama Linus Torvalds' Interviews Collection (2000) (preserving Linus Torvalds interviews for humanity ;-) .
      • Softpanorama Linus Torvalds' Interviews Collection (2000)
        (preserving Linus Torvalds interviews for humanity ;-)
        26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.softpanorama.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ BW: On RadioWallStreet.com: Linus Torvalds On Linux (Jun 28, 2000) Far Eastern Economic Review: Interview: Linus Torvalds (Feb 17, 2000) .
      • Softpanorama Linus Torvalds' Interviews Collection (2000)
        (preserving Linus Torvalds interviews for humanity ;-)
        26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.softpanorama.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Softpanorama Linus Torvalds' Interviews Collection (2000)
      (preserving Linus Torvalds interviews for humanity ;-) Softpanorama (slightly skeptical) Open Source Software Educational Society .
      • Softpanorama Linus Torvalds' Interviews Collection (2000)
        (preserving Linus Torvalds interviews for humanity ;-)
        26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.softpanorama.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Post to Linux kernel mailing list.^ CIO, CTO & Developer Resources From: Linus Torvalds [email blocked] To: Linux Kernel Mailing List [email blocked] Subject: Linux 2.6.13 Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:17:29 -0700 (PDT) There it is.
      • Linus Torvalds Releases Linux 2.6.13 Kernel | Linux 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux.sys-con.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Sometimes I can spend hours creating posts on the mailing lists.
      • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 16:01:22 -0800 (PST) From: Linus Torvalds torvalds@transmeta.com To: Kernel Mailing List linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org Subject: And oh, btw..
      • Linux Today - Linus Torvalds: And oh, btw..2.4.0 is out 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxtoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
.
There are literally several levels of SCO being wrong.
^ There are literally several levels of SCO being wrong.
  • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.And even if we were to live in that alternate universe where SCO would be right, they'd still be wrong.
  • Talk is cheap.^ And even if we were to live in that alternate universe where SCO would be right, they'd still be wrong.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Still it would have been nice if they had included it.
    • Linus Torvalds Gets Intel Mac Mini > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Linus: We did indeed have some alternate instruction set, and while I still am not really supposed to talk about it, I can say that we did have a public demonstration of mixing instruction sets.
    • Linus Torvalds: I Have Never Really Talked To Microsoft! 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.efytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    Show me the code. .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2000-08-25).^ Re: The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds « Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 06:06:43 PM » .
      • The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC forums.comodo.com [Source type: General]
      • The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC forums.comodo.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2000-05-02).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Linus Torvalds, the best ever by diego on Mon 21st Jul 2008 20:11 UTC Member since: 2006-08-15 I really admire Linus.
      • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Message to linux-kernel mailing list.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • I'm a bastard.^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-23 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I have absolutely no clue why people can ever think otherwise.^ I have absolutely no clue why people can ever think otherwise.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Softpanorama Linus Torvalds' Interviews Collection (2000)
      (preserving Linus Torvalds interviews for humanity ;-)
      26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.softpanorama.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So no, I don't think people need ore innovation.
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Linus : No, I mean it's very different the way people think about living.
    • Interview: Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    Yet they do. .People think I'm a nice guy, and the fact is that I'm a scheming, conniving bastard who doesn't care for any hurt feelings or lost hours of work, if it just results in what I consider to be a better system.^ People think I'm a nice guy, and the fact is that I'm a scheming, conniving bastard who doesn't care for any hurt feelings or lost hours of work if it just results in what I consider to be a better system.
    • Softpanorama Linus Torvalds' Interviews Collection (2000)
      (preserving Linus Torvalds interviews for humanity ;-)
      26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.softpanorama.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People think I'm a nice guy, and the fact is that I'm a scheming, conniving bastard who doesn't care for any hurt feelings or lost hours of work, if it just results in what I consider to be a better system.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If your system is decentralized, it just works.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    And I'm not just saying that. .I'm really not a very nice person.^ I'm really not a very nice person.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Softpanorama Linus Torvalds' Interviews Collection (2000)
      (preserving Linus Torvalds interviews for humanity ;-)
      26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.softpanorama.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Steve Jobs doesen't really seem like a very nice guy, but he get's shit done.
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It's a very nice city, and it's cold really only in wintertime.
    • LINUS TORVALDS Interview 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tlug.jp [Source type: Original source]

    .I can say "I don't care" with a straight face, and really mean it.^ I can say "I don't care" with a straight face, and really mean it.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "The fact is," he says of the SCO suit, "I don't think in the end this is going to mean a whole lot."
    • Wired 11.11: Leader of the Free World 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I really don't care which distribution it is as long as I can done what I need to do.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2000-09-06).^ RE: Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds  AndyPagin | 10/26/09 .
      • Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds | TalkBack on ZDNet 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC talkback.zdnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ RE: Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds  tonious@... | 10/23/09 .
      • Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds | TalkBack on ZDNet 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC talkback.zdnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ RE: Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds  ursha25@... | 10/26/09 .
      • Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds | TalkBack on ZDNet 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC talkback.zdnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Message to linux-kernel mailing list.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2007-05-28.
  • My personal opinion of Mach is not very high.^ Retrieved on 2007 - 05-18 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2007 - 12-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My personal opinion of Mach is not very high.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Frankly, it's a piece of crap.^ Frankly, it's a piece of crap.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It contains all the design mistakes you can make, and even managed to make up a few of its own.^ Yes, you can make mistakes in both.
    • Linus Torvalds | KernelTrap 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC kerneltrap.org [Source type: General]

    ^ A mistake even Linus makes himself.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We've hopefully fixed up all the problems that the longish -rc series showed, and it shouldn't be that painful, but if you have device problems, please make a report that at a minimum contains the unified diff of the output of "lspci -vvx" running on 2.6.12 vs 2.6.13.
    • Linus Torvalds Releases Linux 2.6.13 Kernel | Linux 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux.sys-con.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus and David Diamond (2001).^ Torvalds, Linus and David Diamond (2001).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "Linus has the trust of the entire open source community and has slaved to maintain that," says David Diamond, coauthor of Torvalds's autobiography, Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (Collins, 2001).
      • Linus Torvalds and His Five Entrepreneurial Lessons | Technology > Software Services & Applications from AllBusiness.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.allbusiness.com [Source type: General]

      ^ In the book Just For Fun: Linus Torvalds Biography, The Story Of An Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond, Torvalds says that Linux was created because he was "curious to see if he could improve upon the operating systems already out there".
      • Linus Torvalds - Enterprise Storage Forum, Leading Edge Coverage of the Storage Industry 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC enterprisestorageforum.webopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary.^ "Linus has the trust of the entire open source community and has slaved to maintain that," says David Diamond, coauthor of Torvalds's autobiography, Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (Collins, 2001).
      • Linus Torvalds and His Five Entrepreneurial Lessons | Technology > Software Services & Applications from AllBusiness.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.allbusiness.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Amazon.com: Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (9780066620732): Linus Torvalds, David Diamond: Books .
      • Amazon.com: Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (9780066620732): Linus Torvalds, David Diamond: Books 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

      ^ In the book Just For Fun: Linus Torvalds Biography, The Story Of An Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond, Torvalds says that Linux was created because he was "curious to see if he could improve upon the operating systems already out there".
      • Linus Torvalds - Enterprise Storage Forum, Leading Edge Coverage of the Storage Industry 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC enterprisestorageforum.webopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      Collins.
       
  • You see. I don't think any new thoughts. .I think thoughts that other people have thought, and I rearrange them.^ I think thoughts that other people have thought, and I rearrange them.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They have been sued for patents by other people, but I don’t think they’ve – not that I’ve gone through any huge amount of law cases, but I don’t think they’ve generally used patents as a weapon.
    • Linus Torvalds - Part II : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux-foundation.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You seem to be one of those people that thinks that any opinion other than your own is not only wrong but stupid.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .But Sara, she thinks thoughts that never were before.^ But Sara, she thinks thoughts that never were before.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus and David Diamond (2001).^ Torvalds, Linus and David Diamond (2001).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "Linus has the trust of the entire open source community and has slaved to maintain that," says David Diamond, coauthor of Torvalds's autobiography, Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (Collins, 2001).
      • Linus Torvalds and His Five Entrepreneurial Lessons | Technology > Software Services & Applications from AllBusiness.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.allbusiness.com [Source type: General]

      ^ In the book Just For Fun: Linus Torvalds Biography, The Story Of An Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond, Torvalds says that Linux was created because he was "curious to see if he could improve upon the operating systems already out there".
      • Linus Torvalds - Enterprise Storage Forum, Leading Edge Coverage of the Storage Industry 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC enterprisestorageforum.webopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary.^ "Linus has the trust of the entire open source community and has slaved to maintain that," says David Diamond, coauthor of Torvalds's autobiography, Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (Collins, 2001).
      • Linus Torvalds and His Five Entrepreneurial Lessons | Technology > Software Services & Applications from AllBusiness.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.allbusiness.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Amazon.com: Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (9780066620732): Linus Torvalds, David Diamond: Books .
      • Amazon.com: Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (9780066620732): Linus Torvalds, David Diamond: Books 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

      ^ In the book Just For Fun: Linus Torvalds Biography, The Story Of An Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond, Torvalds says that Linux was created because he was "curious to see if he could improve upon the operating systems already out there".
      • Linus Torvalds - Enterprise Storage Forum, Leading Edge Coverage of the Storage Industry 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC enterprisestorageforum.webopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Collins.
       
    • Torvalds to his mother, about his sister
  • Most days I wake up thinking I'm the luckiest bastard alive.^ Torvalds to his mother, about his sister Most days I wake up thinking I'm the luckiest bastard alive.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Torvalds added that these days his motivation is all about the community.
    • Torvalds Warns Linux Is Getting Bloated - InternetNews.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

    ^ I just meant there are about a million Linus Torvalds interviews out there, and most of them either consist of the same questions, or are answered in his book _Just For Fun_.
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus and David Diamond (2001).^ Torvalds, Linus and David Diamond (2001).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "Linus has the trust of the entire open source community and has slaved to maintain that," says David Diamond, coauthor of Torvalds's autobiography, Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (Collins, 2001).
      • Linus Torvalds and His Five Entrepreneurial Lessons | Technology > Software Services & Applications from AllBusiness.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.allbusiness.com [Source type: General]

      ^ In the book Just For Fun: Linus Torvalds Biography, The Story Of An Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond, Torvalds says that Linux was created because he was "curious to see if he could improve upon the operating systems already out there".
      • Linus Torvalds - Enterprise Storage Forum, Leading Edge Coverage of the Storage Industry 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC enterprisestorageforum.webopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary.^ "Linus has the trust of the entire open source community and has slaved to maintain that," says David Diamond, coauthor of Torvalds's autobiography, Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (Collins, 2001).
      • Linus Torvalds and His Five Entrepreneurial Lessons | Technology > Software Services & Applications from AllBusiness.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.allbusiness.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Amazon.com: Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (9780066620732): Linus Torvalds, David Diamond: Books .
      • Amazon.com: Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (9780066620732): Linus Torvalds, David Diamond: Books 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

      ^ In the book Just For Fun: Linus Torvalds Biography, The Story Of An Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond, Torvalds says that Linux was created because he was "curious to see if he could improve upon the operating systems already out there".
      • Linus Torvalds - Enterprise Storage Forum, Leading Edge Coverage of the Storage Industry 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC enterprisestorageforum.webopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Collins.
       
  • In short: just say NO TO DRUGS, and maybe you won't end up like the Hurd people.^ Or you’re just likely to have people say, “Hey, I accepted Version 2.
    • Linus Torvalds - Part I : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux-foundation.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's no fun if you can't say what you think.
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In short: just say NO TO DRUGS, and maybe you won't end up like the Hurd people.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2001-10-04).^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-04-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (1996-10-17).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (1998-04-08).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      Post to mlist.linux.kernel newsgroup. .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • Personally, I'm not interested in making device drivers look like user-level.^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Personally, I'm not interested in making device drivers look like user-level.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-23 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They aren't, they shouldn't be, and microkernels are just stupid.^ They aren't, they shouldn't be, and microkernels are just stupid.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mr Martin I disagree with you when you say most computer users are stupid, rather than they just aren’t informed or educated on the options available to them.
    • Linus Torvalds: Mac OS X is ‘Utter Crap’ | PCMech 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.pcmech.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2002-05-25).^ Linux Online - Linus Torvalds Bio ^ TORVALDS, 2001 ^ a b c Moody, Glyn (2002).
      • Linus Torvalds (Linux Reviews) 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linuxreviews.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Linus Torvalds answers 10 goofy questions - Nov 13, 2002 .

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2000-05-02).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Post to mlist.linux.kernel newsgroup.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to linux.dev.kernel newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to mlist.linux.kernel newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • They are smoking crack.^ They are smoking crack.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-23 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • I allege that SCO is full of it.^ Sunday, August 03, 2008 at 9:08 AM .
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Linus Torvalds, the best ever by diego on Mon 21st Jul 2008 20:11 UTC Member since: 2006-08-15 I really admire Linus.
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ While Torvalds said he liked the aesthetics of the mini, he still had concerns about Apple's hardware, so the Intel machine remains more of a plaything than anything else.
    • Torvalds takes bite of Mac mini - News - Hardware - ZDNet Australia 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.zdnet.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • Those that can, do.^ Re: The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds « Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 06:06:43 PM » .
    • The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC forums.comodo.com [Source type: General]
    • The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC forums.comodo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Reviewer: Linus Torvalds from Finland Despite fifteen years using Linux (most of those with Red Hat) I would recommend people to actually go out and use Windows.

    ^ Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution 4.3 out of 5 stars ( 23 ) $14.95 .
    • Amazon.com: Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (9780066620732): Linus Torvalds, David Diamond: Books 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    Those that can't, complain. .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2003-09-23).^ "The Way We Live Now: Questions for Linus Torvalds", New York Times, 2003-09-28.
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2000-09-06).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2007-09-06).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Post the Linux Kernel Mailing List.^ This corrected post belongs to the original author trollaxor@trollaxor.com and replaces previous modified post Linux-kernel mailing list archive 2001-13 New directions for kernel development.

      ^ Post to mlist.linux.kernel newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post the Linux Kernel Mailing List .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2007-06-26.
    • Note: Torvalds did not originate this quote, and there are earlier records for it.^ Retrieved on 2009 - 06-26 .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Note : Torvalds did not originate this quote , and there are earlier records for it.
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Retrieved on 2007 - 06-26 .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .This is a variation on "He who can, does.^ This is a variation on "He who can, does.
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .He who cannot, teaches," which is by George Bernard Shaw.
  • Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft.^ He who cannot, teaches," which is by George Bernard Shaw .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Really, I’m not out to destroy Microsoft.
    • Linus Torvalds’ Attitude Towards Free Software is Not News | Boycott Novell 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC boycottnovell.com [Source type: General]
    • Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds | Royal Pingdom 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That will just be a completely unintentional side effect.^ That will just be a completely unintentional side effect.
    • Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds | Royal Pingdom 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • "The Way We Live Now: Questions for Linus Torvalds", New York Times, 2003-09-28.
  • Modern PCs are horrible.^ Linux grows up in a hurry Future is bright for Linux Linux 'serves' up an evolution Linus Torvalds: an unlikely giant slayer The life and times of Linus Torvalds Time's Man of the Century: Linus Torvald?
    • Linux scoop: Exclusive Linus Torvalds interview - News - Software - ZDNet Australia 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.zdnet.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ RE: Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds  AndyPagin | 10/26/09 .
    • Windows 7's latest fan: Linus Torvalds | TalkBack on ZDNet 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC talkback.zdnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Linus Torvalds: I don’t know if there is an answer to that question.
    • Linus Torvalds - Part I : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux-foundation.org [Source type: Original source]

    .ACPI is a complete design disaster in every way.^ ACPI is a complete design disaster in every way.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    But we're kind of stuck with it. .If any Intel people are listening to this and you had anything to do with ACPI, shoot yourself now, before you reproduce.^ If any Intel people are listening to this and you had anything to do with ACPI , shoot yourself now, before you reproduce.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's what we tell our kids -- you don't compete with anybody else; you try to make yourself do better than you did before.
    • 'Choice Is Absolutely Essential' - WSJ.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Jim Zemlin: Have you seen that change as Linux becomes more of important part of industry, more people adopt it, that there’s a critical reason that, you know, they may not have time before but now they have to make time?
    • Linus Torvalds - Part I : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux-foundation.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Linus & the Lunatics, Part II (2003-11-25).^ Edward Screven Interview Interview with Bob Sutor Part 1 Interview with Bob Sutor Part 2 Interview with Bob Sutor Part 3 Interview with Ron Hovsepian Linus Torvalds - Part I Linus Torvalds - Part II Mark Shuttleworth Mitchell Baker Transcript .
      • Linus Torvalds - Part II : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux-foundation.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Linus Torvalds - Part I : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux-foundation.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ June 2009 August 2008 May 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 Entries RSS Linus Torvalds - Part II .
      • Linus Torvalds - Part II : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux-foundation.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Linus Torvalds - Part II : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast About Open Voices .
      • Linus Torvalds - Part II : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux-foundation.org [Source type: Original source]

      Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • There are literally several levels of SCO being wrong. .And even if we were to live in that alternate universe where SCO would be right, they'd still be wrong.^ And even if we were to live in that alternate universe where SCO would be right, they'd still be wrong.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Still it would have been nice if they had included it.
    • Linus Torvalds Gets Intel Mac Mini > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I think they will bring out an OS, I personally would have thought they would head in the direction of a web OS first, but maybe im wrong.
    • GoogleOS II: Starring Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • "Regression testing"? What's that?^ Re: The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds « Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 06:06:43 PM » .
    • The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC forums.comodo.com [Source type: General]
    • The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC forums.comodo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Best Web Bigco of 2006: Google from Read/WriteWeb GoogleOS II: Starring Linus Torvalds from Google Killing the Picasa Brand?
    • GoogleOS II: Starring Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "The Way We Live Now: Questions for Linus Torvalds", New York Times, 2003-09-28.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If it compiles, it is good, if it boots up it is perfect.^ If it compiles, it is good, if it boots up it is perfect.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It boots up in 2M, but you cannot compile.
    • LINUX's History by Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.cs.cmu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (1998-04-08).^ Re: The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds « Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 06:06:43 PM » .
      • The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC forums.comodo.com [Source type: General]
      • The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC forums.comodo.com [Source type: General]

      ^ RE[2]: Linus Torvalds, the best ever by diego on Mon 21st Jul 2008 21:04 UTC in reply to " RE: Linus Torvalds, the best ever " Member since: 2006-08-15 He doesn't seem to be that nice of a person.
      • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Linus Torvalds, the best ever by diego on Mon 21st Jul 2008 20:11 UTC Member since: 2006-08-15 I really admire Linus.
      • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Message to linux-kernel mailing list.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • Anybody who tells me I can't use a program because it's not open source, go suck on rms.^ Anybody who tells me I can't use a program because it's not open source, go suck on rms .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ December 21, 2006 8:12 PM .
    • GoogleOS II: Starring Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    I'm not interested. .99% of that I run tends to be open source, but that's my choice, dammit.^ I run tends to be open source, but that's my choice, dammit.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hopefully with these feelings off my chest and into the Open Source community, things will change for the better.

    ^ Richard M. Stallman: RMS has an exceptional track record in the open-source field, being largely responsible for my favorite text editor, compiler, and debugger.

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2004-10-26).^ Linus Torvalds answers 10 goofy questions - Nov 13, 2002 .

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (1996-10-17).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Pingback on Nov 22nd, 2007 at 8:26 am 27 Cine e mai tare, Chuck Norris sau Linus Torvalds?
      • Fun: Chuck Norris vs. Linus Torvalds - Linux * Screw 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxscrew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Message to linux-kernel mailing list.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • A lot of people still like Solaris, but I'm in active competition with them, and so I hope they die.^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-23 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A lot of people still like Solaris, but I'm in active competition with them, and so I hope they die.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

  • .2.6.<odd>: still a stable kernel, but accept bigger changes leading up to it (timeframe: a month or two).^ I'm talking about a stable API that does not change so that you can pick up that 10base2 module and load it even if the source has not been touched in a decade.
    • Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated' - dslreports.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dslreports.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I think we'll have a winner in two or three years, and I still think the current dual development lines are going to end up being better for the end result.
    • Linux scoop: Exclusive Linus Torvalds interview - News - Software - ZDNet Australia 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.zdnet.com.au [Source type: General]

    2.<odd>.x: aim for big changes that may destabilize the kernel for several releases (timeframe: a year or two)
    <odd>.x.x: .Linus went crazy, broke absolutely everything, and rewrote the kernel to be a microkernel using a special message-passing version of Visual Basic.^ Linus Torvalds: Well, one of the – what used to be a huge advantage for the GPL was that there was one license and that one license version was basically Version 2.
    • Linus Torvalds - Part I : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux-foundation.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Jim Zemlin: But people will say when they think of Linux they think, “I use Windows, I use Mac, I use Linux,” which is the kernel and everything that’s around.
    • Linus Torvalds - Part II : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux-foundation.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The only credible is that Linus is really focused in kernel development, at the point he is absolutely blind for the rest.
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

    (timeframe: "we expect that he will be released from the mental institution in a decade or two").
    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2005-03-02).^ Torvalds: Waiting To See Sun's Open Solaris ", CRN, 2005-02-01.
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Member since: 2005-09-03 Becuase there is a history of Linus using machines that have poor linux support and having the linux support of the machine rapidily improve as a result.
      • Linus Torvalds Gets Intel Mac Mini > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2000-05-02).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Message to Linux kernel mailing list.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  • I'd like to say that I knew this would happen, that it's all part of the plan for world domination.^ I'd like to say that I knew this would happen, that it's all part of the plan for world domination.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 12-11 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Like this by uuf6429 September 22, 2009 12:02 AM PDT "To me saying Linux is bloated is silly as there are so many distributions out there.
    • Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated' | The Open Road - CNET News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    • DiBona, C (1999). "The Linux Edge". .Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution.^ Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Open Sources: Voices from...
      • Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

      O'Reilly & Associates. .ISBN 1-56592-582-3.
       
  • Which mindset is right?^ ISBN 1-56592-582-3 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Mine, of course. .People who disagree with me are by definition crazy.^ People who disagree with me are by definition crazy.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds | Royal Pingdom 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You can disagree with me as much as you want, but during this talk, by definition, anybody who disagrees is stupid and ugly, so keep that in mind.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    .(Until I change my mind, when they can suddenly become upstanding citizens.^ (Until I change my mind, when they can suddenly become upstanding citizens.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds | Royal Pingdom 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In my mind, one of the most destructive things to linux are the people that talk down to you for using a distro that YOU like but THEY don't.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .I'm flexible, and not black-and-white.^ I'm flexible, and not black-and-white.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’m flexible, and not black-and-white.
    • Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds | Royal Pingdom 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

    ) .
  • It was such a relief to program in user mode for a change.^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Linus compares Linux and BSDs ", NewsForge, 2005-06-13.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was such a relief to program in user mode for a change.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Not having to care about the small stuff is wonderful.^ Not having to care about the small stuff is wonderful.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I care about the kernel and a few programs, and the set of programs I really care about is actually fairly small.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Funny I use Debian because, "the set of programs I really care about is actually fairly small."
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2005-04-14).^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-04-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (1998-04-08).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Message to Git mailing list.^ Message to gmane.comp.version-control.git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • I chose 1000 originally partly as a way to make sure that people that assumed HZ was 100 would get a swift kick in the pants.^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-23 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I chose 1000 originally partly as a way to make sure that people that assumed HZ was 100 would get a swift kick in the pants.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-08).^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-04-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2007-08-22).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Message to linux-kernel mailing list.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2007-05-28.
  • I'm always right.^ Retrieved on 2007 - 05-18 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2007 - 12-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2007 - 05-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .This time I'm just even more right than usual.^ This time I'm just even more right than usual.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Some people are reluctant to build from source anyhow, since it takes a lot more time, tools, and disk space than just installing a precompiled binary.
    • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

    ^ While Slackware is great, it takes time to find all dependencies just to install a program and then more time to compile the dependencies so that you can finally compile the program.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-14).^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-04-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2008-07-17).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Message to linux-kernel mailing list.^ Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 16:01:22 -0800 (PST) From: Linus Torvalds torvalds@transmeta.com To: Kernel Mailing List linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org Subject: And oh, btw..
      • Linux Today - Linus Torvalds: And oh, btw..2.4.0 is out 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxtoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ This corrected post belongs to the original author trollaxor@trollaxor.com and replaces previous modified post Linux-kernel mailing list archive 2001-13 New directions for kernel development.

      ^ If you search the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) you will know the technical details.
      • Linus Torvalds Gets Intel Mac Mini > Comments 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.osnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • The fact that ACPI was designed by a group of monkeys high on LSD, and is some of the worst designs in the industry obviously makes running it at any point pretty damn ugly.^ The fact that ACPI was designed by a group of monkeys high on LSD, and is some of the worst designs in the industry obviously makes running it at any point pretty damn ugly.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-23 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-31).^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-04-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I wonder when I'll learn :) Torvalds, Linus (1992-01-31).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Message to linux-kernel mailing list.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • Making Linux GPL'd was definitely the best thing I ever did.^ Making Linux GPL'd was definitely the best thing I ever did.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-23 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Yamagata, Hiroo. .The Pragmatist of Free Software: Linus Torvalds Interview.^ Software Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant" Tom Corelis (Blog) - July 1, 2007 12:04 AM .
      • DailyTech - Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Interview with Linus Torvalds of The Linux Foundation .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Edward Screven Interview Interview with Bob Sutor Part 1 Interview with Bob Sutor Part 2 Interview with Bob Sutor Part 3 Interview with Ron Hovsepian Linus Torvalds - Part I Linus Torvalds - Part II Mark Shuttleworth Mitchell Baker Transcript .
      • Linus Torvalds - Part II : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux-foundation.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Linus Torvalds - Part I : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux-foundation.org [Source type: Original source]

      Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE.
    This "users are idiots, and are confused by functionality" mentality of Gnome is a disease. .If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it.^ If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But that's OK. I don't think Linus cares if you use his code or not.
    • Hacker News | C++ is a horrible language, says Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.ycombinator.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I would assume that this was not your intent,but perhaps you should reread your posts before submitting them, or at least think about the intent of the article before flaming it.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .I don't use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do.^ I don't use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And we thought since there was such an incredible user base among people who had used DOS for such a long time that we could....

    ^ However, don't make the mistake of thinking that means that every single Linux user wants everyone to use Linux, because obviously not everyone would benefit from it, or be a benefit to the community.
    • Linus Torvalds: Windows Vista "Over-hyped" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC digg.com [Source type: General]

    Please, just tell people to use KDE.
    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2005-12-12).^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-04-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-31).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Message to usability@gnome.org mailing list.^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to GCC mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • For example, the GPLv2 in no way limits your use of the software.^ For example, the GPLv2 in no way limits your use of the software.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-23 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If you're a mad scientist, you can use GPLv2'd software for your evil plans to take over the world ("Sharks with lasers on their heads!!"^ For example, the GPLv2 in no way limits your use of the software.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you're a mad scientist, you can use GPLv2'd software for your evil plans to take over the world ("Sharks with lasers on their heads!!"
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ After you take a little time to master the little things like using multiple desktops or the move to/copy to features, ease of use really comes home.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    ), and the .GPLv2 just says that you have to give source code back.^ GPLv2 just says that you have to give source code back.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So I see the GPLv2 as the licence that allows people the maximum possible freedom within the requirement that you can always join back together again from either side.
    • Linus Torvalds: I Have Never Really Talked To Microsoft! 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.efytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's no longer about that trust about "getting the source code back"; it has degenerated into a "I wrote the code, so I should be able to control how you use it."
    • Linus Torvalds: I Have Never Really Talked To Microsoft! 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.efytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    And that's OK by me. .I like sharks with lasers.^ I like sharks with lasers.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I just want the mad scientists of the world to pay me back in kind.^ I just want the mad scientists of the world to pay me back in kind.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think there are people inside Microsoft who really want to improve interoperability and I also think there are people inside Microsoft who would much rather just try to stab their competition in the back.
    • Linus Torvalds - Part II : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux-foundation.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ (PS. I am not a Windows user, just develop on it by day as I want to earn more than a 3rd world salary).
    • Linus Torvalds: Windows Vista "Over-hyped" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC digg.com [Source type: General]

    .I made source code available to them, they have to make their changes to it available to me.^ I made source code available to them, they have to make their changes to it available to me.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It empowers people, as well as makes the more paranoid among us feel secure, since they can add their own changes.
    • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Real quality means making sure that people are proud of the code they write, that they're involved and taking it personally.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .After that, they can fry me with their shark-mounted lasers all they want.^ They had all the ingredients for what I wanted.
    • Hacker News | C++ is a horrible language, says Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.ycombinator.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ After that, they can fry me with their shark-mounted lasers all they want.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They want all the time they can get.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

  • .I like colorized diffs, but let's face it, those particular color choices will make most people decide to pick out their eyes with a fondue fork.^ I like colorized diffs, but let's face it, those particular color choices will make most people decide to pick out their eyes with a fondue fork.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Digging in your eye-sockets with a fondue fork is strictly considered to be bad for your health, and seven out of nine optometrists are dead set against the practice.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Right now the ones that I feel need revisiting most by me are SUSE and Zenwalk -- lots of good reports from people I like and respect.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    And that's not good. .Digging in your eye-sockets with a fondue fork is strictly considered to be bad for your health, and seven out of nine optometrists are dead set against the practice.^ Digging in your eye-sockets with a fondue fork is strictly considered to be bad for your health, and seven out of nine optometrists are dead set against the practice.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I like colorized diffs, but let's face it, those particular color choices will make most people decide to pick out their eyes with a fondue fork.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The article did not speak out against your distro or any other.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .So in order to avoid a lot of blind git users, please apply this patch.^ So in order to avoid a lot of blind git users, please apply this patch.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Linus: Actually, just yesterday we had a git performance issue, where ZFS was orders of magnitude slower than UFS for one user (not under Linux, but git is gaining a lot of traction even outside of kernel development).
    • Linus Torvalds: I Have Never Really Talked To Microsoft! 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.efytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2006-06-22).^ Best Web Bigco of 2006: Google from Read/WriteWeb GoogleOS II: Starring Linus Torvalds from Google Killing the Picasa Brand?
      • GoogleOS II: Starring Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2000-09-06).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2007-08-22).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Message to Git mailing list.
  • I will, in fact, claim that the difference between a bad programmer and a good one is whether he considers his code or his data structures more important.^ Bad programmers worry about the code.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I will, in fact, claim that the difference between a bad programmer and a good one is whether he considers his code or his data structures more important.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Message to gmane.comp.version-control.git mailing list .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Bad programmers worry about the code.^ Bad programmers worry about the code.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I will, in fact, claim that the difference between a bad programmer and a good one is whether he considers his code or his data structures more important.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships.^ Bad programmers worry about the code.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Having a good hash is good for being able to trust your data, it happens to have some other good features, too, it means when we hash objects, we know the hash is well distributed and we do not have to worry about certain distribution issues.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2006-06-27).^ Torvalds, Linus (2000-09-06).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2006-06-27).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2006-11-29).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Message to Git mailing list.^ Message to gmane.comp.version-control.git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-08-28.
  • EFI is this other Intel brain-damage (the first one being ACPI).^ URL accessed on 2006 - 08-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ EFI is this other Intel brain-damage (the first one being ACPI ).
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 08-23 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2006-07-24).^ Best Web Bigco of 2006: Google from Read/WriteWeb GoogleOS II: Starring Linus Torvalds from Google Killing the Picasa Brand?
      • GoogleOS II: Starring Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2006-06-27).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Message to linux-kernel mailing list.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2007-05-28.
  • I claim that Mach people (and apparently FreeBSD) are incompetent idiots.^ Retrieved on 2007 - 05-18 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I claim that Mach people (and apparently FreeBSD) are incompetent idiots.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2007 - 12-28 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • … even if the Hurd didn't depend on Linux code (and as far as I know, it does, but since I think they have their design heads firmly up their *sses anyway with that whole microkernel thing, I've never felt it was worth my time even looking at their code), I don't believe a religiously motivated development community can ever generate as good code except by pure chance.^ I think people can generally trust me, but they can trust me exactly because they know they don't have to.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ LKML , April 21, 2006 [1] … even if the Hurd didn't depend on Linux code (and as far as I know, it does, but since I think they have their design heads firmly up their *sses anyway with that whole microkernel thing, I've never felt it was worth my time even looking at their code), I don't believe a religiously motivated development community can ever generate as good code except by pure chance.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They've been looking at the wrong problem all the time.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • LKML, September 27, 2006 [2]
  • I'm a huge believer in evolution (not in the sense that "it happened" – anybody who doesn't believe that is either uninformed or crazy, but in the sense "the processes of evolution are really fundamental, and should probably be at least thought about in pretty much any context").^ LKML, September 27, 2006 [2] I'm a huge believer in evolution (not in the sense that "it happened" – anybody who doesn't believe that is either uninformed or crazy, but in the sense "the processes of evolution are really fundamental, and should probably be at least thought about in pretty much any context").
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ LKML, September 28, 2006 [3] I'm basically a very lazy person who likes to get credit for things other people actually do.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I would assume that this was not your intent,but perhaps you should reread your posts before submitting them, or at least think about the intent of the article before flaming it.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • LKML, September 28, 2006 [3]
  • I'm basically a very lazy person who likes to get credit for things other people actually do.^ LKML, September 28, 2006 [3] I'm basically a very lazy person who likes to get credit for things other people actually do.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "And that, in turn, means that all the people who actually do all the kernel work and maintain the kernel are basically unable to work with that piece of hardware and that vendor because if there are any bugs whatsoever, we can't fix them," said Torvalds.
    • Linus Torvalds still sticking with GPL 2 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

    ^ "I don't actually think that something like Vista will change how people work that much," Torvalds told Computerworld.
    • Linus Torvalds: Windows Vista "Over-hyped" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC digg.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.^ Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Raymond, Eric S. The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Release Early, Release Often .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Raymond, Eric S. The Cathedral and the Bazaar: The Importance of Having Users .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • It's one of those rare "perfect" kernels.^ Raymond, Eric S. The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Release Early, Release Often .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the real shocker for Humor Linux fans is that kernel master Linus Torvalds is among those who will be let go on Monday...."

    ^ Linus Benedict Torvalds (born December 28 , 1969 ) is a computer programmer , best known as the creator of the Linux kernel .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .So if it doesn't happen to compile with your config (or it does compile, but then does unspeakable acts of perversion with your pet dachshund), you can rest easy knowing that it's all your own damn fault, and you should just fix your evil ways.^ You all should do the same for your nominations.

    ^ So if it doesn't happen to compile with your config (or it does compile, but then does unspeakable acts of perversion with your pet dachshund), you can rest easy knowing that it's all your own damn fault, and you should just fix your evil ways.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So, the way to build trust is not to think of it as building trust, but trying to make sure that your actions speak louder than whatever you’re saying and maybe what your internal strategy is doesn’t matter.
    • Linus Torvalds - Part I : Open Voices: The Linux Foundation Podcast 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC linux-foundation.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2006-11-29).^ Best Web Bigco of 2006: Google from Read/WriteWeb GoogleOS II: Starring Linus Torvalds from Google Killing the Picasa Brand?
      • GoogleOS II: Starring Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2006-06-27).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2006-11-29).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Message to Linux kernel mailing list.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  • So the whole "We have a list and we're not telling you" should tell you something.^ Retrieved on 2006 - 12-11 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So the whole "We have a list and we're not telling you" should tell you something.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you need more than 3 levels of indentation, you're screwed anyway, and should fix your program.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, "nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!"?
    • Thomson, Iain (2007-05-16).^ I don't think that will ever go away.
      • 'Choice Is Absolutely Essential' - WSJ.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

      ^ I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow.
      • Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds | Royal Pingdom 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

      ^ What they don't do is force you to get under the hood just to get configuration done.
      • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

      Torvalds tells Microsoft to put up or shut up. .Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
    • Said about Microsoft's claim that the Linux kernel infringes upon 42 of their patents.
  • You try to claim that the GPLv3 causes "More developers", and that, my idiotic penpal, is just crazy talk that you made up.^ "As for your comments on Linux you haven't got a clue to what you are talking about!"
    • Linus Torvalds: Windows Vista "Over-hyped" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC digg.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Retrieved on 2007 - 05-18 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Said about Microsoft's claim that the Linux kernel infringes upon 42 of their patents.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • LKML, June 18, 2007 [4]
  • Is "I hope you all die a painful death" too strong?^ LKML, June 18, 2007 [4] Is "I hope you all die a painful death" too strong?
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ By mindless1 on 7/3/07 , Rating: 2 By mindless1 on 7/3/2007 4:18:14 PM , Rating: 2 You are once again only looking at this as a subjective 1:1 person ego issue.
    • DailyTech - Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    ^ By Clienthes on 7/3/07 , Rating: 2 By Clienthes on 7/3/2007 12:17:02 AM , Rating: 2 Son: "Dad, there's something I'd like to say to you here in front of all the neighbors.
    • DailyTech - Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Linus to the hardware manufacturers that refuse to release the specifications of their hardware so they could operate with the Linux kernel.
    • Torvalds, Linus (2007-08-22).^ Linus Torvalds finished the Linux Kernel the day before he started on it.
      • Linus Torvalds facts - Ubuntu Forums 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC ubuntuforums.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ I'm Linus Torvalds, creator of the Open Source operating system Linux.

      ^ Linux is a kernel, not an operating system.
      • Linus Torvalds Brands Mac File System "Utter Crap" || The Mac Observer 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.macobserver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Linus Torvalds talks future of Linux.^ Linus is talking about the Linux kernel.
      • Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated' - dslreports.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dslreports.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Linus Torvalds talks future of Linux .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated' 'Linus Torvalds, founder of the Linux kernel, made a startling comment at LinuxCon in Portland, Ore., on Monday: "Linux is bloated."
      • Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated' - dslreports.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dslreports.com [Source type: General]

      .Retrieved on 2007-08-22.
  • C++ is a horrible language.^ Torvalds, Linus (2007-08-22).
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2007 - 08-22 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2007 - 09-22 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It's made more horrible by the fact that a lot of substandard programmers use it, to the point where it's much much easier to generate total and utter crap with it.^ It's made more horrible by the fact that a lot of substandard programmers use it, to the point where it's much much easier to generate total and utter crap with it.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Hacker News | C++ is a horrible language, says Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.ycombinator.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I agree it is very nice to have everything working fairly well out of the box, however I found Ubuntu made things a lot more difficult than they had been using Arch.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Git has not been around in a form where a lot of people would be comfortable using it for more than a half year or so.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2007-09-06).^ "The Way We Live Now: Questions for Linus Torvalds", New York Times, 2003-09-28.
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2000-09-06).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2007-08-22).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Message to gmane.comp.version-control.git mailing list.^ Message to gmane.comp.version-control.git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2007-09-22.
  • C++ is in that inconvenient spot where it doesn't help make things simple enough to be truly usable for prototyping or simple GUI programming, and yet isn't the lean system programming language that C is that actively encourages you to use simple and direct constructs.^ IOW, C++ is in that inconvenient spot where it doesn't help make things simple enough to be truly usable for prototyping or simple GUI programming, and yet isn't the lean system programming language that C is that actively encourags you to use simple and direct constructs."
    • Hacker News | C++ is a horrible language, says Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.ycombinator.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2007 - 08-22 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And the guys around the distro don't have to make it a ease of use for you.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2007-09-07).^ "The Way We Live Now: Questions for Linus Torvalds", New York Times, 2003-09-28.
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ By Master Kenobi (blog) on 7/2/07 , Rating: 3 By Master Kenobi (blog) on 7/2/2007 11:10:09 AM , Rating: 3 By free country, it gives you the right to complain.
      • DailyTech - Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

      ^ By Hawkido on 7/5/07 , Rating: 2 By Hawkido on 7/5/2007 3:09:57 PM , Rating: 2 Fanboys...
      • DailyTech - Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

      .Message to gmane.comp.version-control.git mailing list.^ Message to gmane.comp.version-control.git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2007-09-22.
  • It's a bird … it's a plane … no, it's KernelMan, faster than a speeding bullet, to your rescue.^ It's a bird … it's a plane … no, it's KernelMan, faster than a speeding bullet, to your rescue.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2007 - 08-22 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2007 - 09-22 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Doing new kernel versions in under 5 seconds flat … (Linus, in the announcement for 1.3.27)
    • Torvalds, Linus (1995-11-14).^ Doing new kernel versions in under 5 seconds flat … (Linus, in the announcement for 1.3.27) Torvalds, Linus (1995-11-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Linus went crazy, broke absolutely everything , and rewrote the kernel to be a microkernel using a special message-passing version of Visual Basic.
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Your rating: None Average: 4.5 ( 6 votes) On August 11, while attending LinuxWorld Expo in San Jose, California, I had the privilege of having lunch with Linus Torvalds.
      • Interview: Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Announcement for Linux 1.3.27.^ Announcement for Linux 1.3.27 .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2008-01-20.
  • I think Leopard is a much better system [than Windows Vista] … but OS X in some ways is actually worse than Windows to program for.^ On the other hand, (I've found) OS X in some ways is actually worse than Windows to program for.
    • Linus Torvalds Brands Mac File System "Utter Crap" || The Mac Observer 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.macobserver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I think Leopard is a much better system [than Windows Vista] … but OS X in some ways is actually worse than Windows to program for.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think Leopard is a much better system.
    • Linus Torvalds Brands Mac File System "Utter Crap" || The Mac Observer 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.macobserver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Their file system is complete and utter crap, which is scary.^ Their file system is complete and utter crap, which is scary.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Linus Torvalds Brands Mac File System "Utter Crap" || The Mac Observer 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.macobserver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I do agree that Windows and Mac OSX both have some issues, but the Linux world is "complete and utter crap".
    • Linus Torvalds Brands Mac File System "Utter Crap" || The Mac Observer 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.macobserver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Use this link to view the article on our current site: Linus Torvalds Brands Mac File System "Utter Crap" .
    • Linus Torvalds Brands Mac File System "Utter Crap" || The Mac Observer 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.macobserver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • And what's the Internet without the rick-roll?^ And what's the Internet without the rick-roll?
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Quote Close View Name: Guest Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:30 pm Subject: Linux rinse repeat...
    • Linus Torvalds Brands Mac File System "Utter Crap" || The Mac Observer 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.macobserver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Linux.conf.au - Day Four .
    • Interview: Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Nobody should start to undertake a large project.^ Nobody should start to undertake a large project.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Redhat Bugzilla Bug 439858: swf mozilla plugin - no youtube (2008-03-31).
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Reply to Spitfire_x86 slvr_phoenix 10-31-2002 at 06:59:03 PM Show message - 0 + Should I even bother?
    • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

    .You start with a small trivial project, and you should never expect it to get large.^ Nobody should start to undertake a large project.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You start with a small trivial project, and you should never expect it to get large.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Even if you think of your project as just having a single branch, every single time you disconnect your laptop and start working with it, you are on your own branch.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If you do, you'll just overdesign and generally think it is more important than it likely is at that stage.^ If you do, you'll just overdesign and generally think it is more important than it likely is at that stage.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Especially at university, my studies were probably less important than being part of the student organization and going to parties and stuff like that.
    • Interview: Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I would just like to see a little more software and hardware support.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .Or worse, you might be scared away by the sheer size of the work you envision.^ Or worse, you might be scared away by the sheer size of the work you envision.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .So start small, and think about the details.^ So start small, and think about the details.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So, that's when I said, “Okay”, and started thinking about something else, and the result was moving to the U.S. .
    • Interview: Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Don't think about some big picture and fancy design.^ Don't think about some big picture and fancy design.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The thing that has always disturbed me about O_DIRECT is that the whole interface is just stupid, and was probably designed by a deranged monkey on some serious mind-controlling substances.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They are probably there to add some color, but I don't think they add anything.
    • Amazon.com: Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (9780066620732): Linus Torvalds, David Diamond: Books 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    .If it doesn't solve some fairly immediate need, it's almost certainly over-designed.^ If it doesn't solve some fairly immediate need, it's almost certainly over-designed.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And don't expect people to jump in and help you.^ And don't expect people to jump in and help you.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On that same note however, do not expect people to not dislike you for it.
    • DailyTech - Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you expect people to go with the torture of make/config/install...you do eat what you smoke !!
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .That's not how these things work.^ That's not how these things work.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And that's actually how it works, and we never have any politics, that's not quite true --- we have other politics, but we do not have to worry about "commit access" thing.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And all these entities have their own reasons and specific goals to work with Linux, and improve some small and perhaps insignificant thing.
    • 'Choice Is Absolutely Essential' - WSJ.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

    .You need to get something half-way useful first, and then others will say "hey, that almost works for me", and they'll get involved in the project.^ You need to get something half-way useful first, and then others will say "hey, that almost works for me", and they'll get involved in the project.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ MS DOS was founded on thievery and misrepresentation of other people's work, and ended in the same way.
    • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

    ^ WSJ: How, in general, would you say the kernel is doing, using any metric you'd care to use: in multiprocessor support, vis-à-vis Windows, vis-à-vis Solaris, etc?
    • 'Choice Is Absolutely Essential' - WSJ.com 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • I think people can generally trust me, but they can trust me exactly because they know they don't have to.^ I think people can generally trust me, but they can trust me exactly because they know they don't have to.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And they know what they are doing because it's their changes.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ LKML , April 21, 2006 [1] … even if the Hurd didn't depend on Linux code (and as far as I know, it does, but since I think they have their design heads firmly up their *sses anyway with that whole microkernel thing, I've never felt it was worth my time even looking at their code), I don't believe a religiously motivated development community can ever generate as good code except by pure chance.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2006-09-22).^ Best Web Bigco of 2006: Google from Read/WriteWeb GoogleOS II: Starring Linus Torvalds from Google Killing the Picasa Brand?
      • GoogleOS II: Starring Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

      ^ "The Way We Live Now: Questions for Linus Torvalds", New York Times, 2003-09-28.
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2000-09-06).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Message to Linux kernel mailing list.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2008-06-07.
  • Security people are often the black-and-white kind of people that I can't stand.^ Retrieved on 2008 - 07-16 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Security people are often the black-and-white kind of people that I can't stand.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2008 - 07-17 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I think the OpenBSD crowd is a bunch of masturbating monkeys, in that they make such a big deal about concentrating on security to the point where they pretty much admit that nothing else matters to them.^ I think the OpenBSD crowd is a bunch of masturbating monkeys, in that they make such a big deal about concentrating on security to the point where they pretty much admit that nothing else matters to them.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The fact that ACPI was designed by a group of monkeys high on LSD, and is some of the worst designs in the industry obviously makes running it at any point pretty damn ugly.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It empowers people, as well as makes the more paranoid among us feel secure, since they can add their own changes.
    • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2008-07-15).^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2008-07-17).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2006-07-24).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Linux 2.6.25.10.^ Linux 2.6.25.10 .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Linux Times (2004-10-25).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2008-07-16.
  • It's what I call "mental masturbation", when you engage is some pointless intellectual exercise that has no possible meaning.^ Retrieved on 2008 - 07-16 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's what I call "mental masturbation", when you engage is some pointless intellectual exercise that has no possible meaning.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2008 - 07-17 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2008-07-17).^ Torvalds, Linus (1996-10-17).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2008-07-17).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week Interview.^ Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week .
      • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Nick Miller with the SMH interviewed Mr. Torvalds at last week's Linux conference in Melbourne.
      • Linus Torvalds Brands Mac File System "Utter Crap" || The Mac Observer 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.macobserver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Interview with Linus Torvalds of The Linux Foundation .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2008-07-17.
  • Sometimes "pi = 3.14" is (a) infinitely faster than the "correct" answer and (b) the difference between the "correct" and the "wrong" answer is meaningless.^ Sometimes "pi = 3.14" is (a) infinitely faster than the "correct" answer and (b) the difference between the "correct" and the "wrong" answer is meaningless.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2008 - 07-16 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Torvalds, Linus (2008-07-17).
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And this is why I get upset when somebody dismisses performance issues based on "correctness". The thing is, some specious value of "correctness" is often irrelevant because it doesn't matter.^ The thing is, some specious value of "correctness" is often irrelevant because it doesn't matter.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And this is why I get upset when somebody dismisses performance issues based on "correctness".
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's not okay to get upset because someone doesn't agree with you.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .While performance almost always matters.^ While performance almost always matters.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And I absolutely detest the fact that people so often dismiss performance concerns so readily.^ And I absolutely detest the fact that people so often dismiss performance concerns so readily.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Git mailing list, Fri, 8 Aug 2008
  • Yeah.^ Git mailing list, Fri, 8 Aug 2008 Yeah.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Message to Git mailing list .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Message to gmane.comp.version-control.git mailing list .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And as Linus once said: most numerical problems today in pure CPU cycles are actually 3D games.^ And as Linus once said: most numerical problems today in pure CPU cycles are actually 3D games.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ By the way, here's the rules to my game," GNUman said solemnly, handing Linus a scroll.

    ^ I remember having read a few years back that Linus Torvalds once said to Bill Gates "I won't tell you what business is and you don't tell me what technology is".
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

    .It's not "incorrect" to say that you want the result faster, even if that result doesn't match your theoretical models.^ It's not "incorrect" to say that you want the result faster, even if that result doesn't match your theoretical models.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Have Your Say Do you have an opinion on this article?
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ 'In your famous debate with Tanenbaum on micro versus monolithic LT: kernels you say that "From a theoretical (and aesthetical) standpoint [micro kernels are better]".
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2001-07-30).^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-14).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2008-07-17).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2006-07-24).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Message to GCC mailing list.^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to GCC mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2009-10-15.
  • Real quality means making sure that people are proud of the code they write, that they're involved and taking it personally.^ Real quality means making sure that people are proud of the code they write, that they're involved and taking it personally.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2009 - 10-15 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I chose 1000 originally partly as a way to make sure that people that assumed HZ was 100 would get a swift kick in the pants.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2008-09-15).^ Quote Close View Name: Guest Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:19 pm Subject: Why linus is mad.
      • Linus Torvalds Brands Mac File System "Utter Crap" || The Mac Observer 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.macobserver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ "The Way We Live Now: Questions for Linus Torvalds", New York Times, 2003-09-28.
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2000-09-06).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Interview with Linus Torvalds of The Linux Foundation.^ But the real shocker for Humor Linux fans is that kernel master Linus Torvalds is among those who will be let go on Monday...."

      ^ I'm Linus Torvalds, creator of the Open Source operating system Linux.

      ^ Linus Benedict Torvalds (born December 28 , 1969 ) is a computer programmer , best known as the creator of the Linux kernel .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      Retrieved on 2008-12-31.
  • .Me, I just don't care about proprietary software.^ Me, I just don't care about proprietary software.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I for one am all about free software and not someone who gets restricted to the windows masses of paying over $200 dollars on each system just to have the everyday software (office).
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In comparison, Torvalds is just an above average software engineer/project manager, who doesn't care about the public good so much as writing good code and getting the credit.
    • Slashdot Ask Slashdot Story | Linus Torvalds For Nobel Peace Prize? 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC ask.slashdot.org [Source type: General]

    .It's not "evil" or "immoral," it just doesn't matter.^ It's not "evil" or "immoral," it just doesn't matter.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I think that Open Source can do better, and I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is by working on Open Source, but it's not a crusade – it's just a superior way of working together and generating code.^ I think that Open Source can do better, and I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is by working on Open Source, but it's not a crusade – it's just a superior way of working together and generating code.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's superior because it's a lot more fun and because it makes cooperation much easier (no silly NDA's or artificial barriers to innovation like in a proprietary setting), and I think Open Source is the right thing to do the same way I believe science is better than alchemy.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People think I'm a nice guy, and the fact is that I'm a scheming, conniving bastard who doesn't care for any hurt feelings or lost hours of work, if it just results in what I consider to be a better system.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It's superior because it's a lot more fun and because it makes cooperation much easier (no silly NDA's or artificial barriers to innovation like in a proprietary setting), and I think Open Source is the right thing to do the same way I believe science is better than alchemy.^ It's superior because it's a lot more fun and because it makes cooperation much easier (no silly NDA's or artificial barriers to innovation like in a proprietary setting), and I think Open Source is the right thing to do the same way I believe science is better than alchemy.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Anyway, it's time to make some dough from this open source thing.

    ^ I had a whole lot more fun with Slackware, but I get much more work done with SuSE. .
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .Like science, Open Source allows people to build on a solid base of previous knowledge, without some silly hiding.^ Like science, Open Source allows people to build on a solid base of previous knowledge, without some silly hiding.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Some people say I'm a man of few words, but the fact is that most people talk too much without actually saying anything.
    • Linus Torvalds facts - Ubuntu Forums 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC ubuntuforums.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It's superior because it's a lot more fun and because it makes cooperation much easier (no silly NDA's or artificial barriers to innovation like in a proprietary setting), and I think Open Source is the right thing to do the same way I believe science is better than alchemy.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But I don't think you need to think that alchemy is "evil."^ But I don't think you need to think that alchemy is "evil."
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ By Master Kenobi (blog) on 7/2/07 , Rating: 5 By Master Kenobi (blog) on 7/2/2007 10:12:56 AM , Rating: 5 You need to think for yourself and stop listening to the media period.
    • DailyTech - Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I don't think it means what you think it means’), but even more so, they simply have more years of experience under their belt.
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

    .It's just pointless because you can obviously never do as well in a closed environment as you can with open scientific methods.^ It's just pointless because you can obviously never do as well in a closed environment as you can with open scientific methods.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What happened happened because of others, most of whom you'll never know the name of.
    • Slashdot Ask Slashdot Story | Linus Torvalds For Nobel Peace Prize? 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC ask.slashdot.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Like this Reply to this comment by pentest September 23, 2009 8:25 PM PDT Probably because you are just dumb?
    • Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated' | The Open Road - CNET News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2007-03-19).^ Since 1969, the year Linus Torvalds was born, software quality has increased 19.000 percent.
      • Linus Torvalds facts - Ubuntu Forums 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC ubuntuforums.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2007-08-22).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (1995-03-08).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .The Torvalds Transcript: Why I 'Absolutely Love' GPL Version 2.^ The Torvalds Transcript: Why I 'Absolutely Love' GPL Version 2 .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2008-12-31.
  • Well, with a subject like this, I'm afraid I'll have to reply.^ Retrieved on 2008 - 12-18 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2008 - 12-31 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Well, with a subject like this, I'm afraid I'll have to reply.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Apologies to minix-users who have heard enough about linux anyway.^ Apologies to minix-users who have heard enough about linux anyway.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I dealt with another Linux fanboy who said the same thing about USB, not knowing that it's all USB cards and onboard subsystems, not just mine.
    • Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated' | The Open Road - CNET News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The foolish user is told about the Tao and laughs and asks who needs it.

    .I'd like to be able to just "ignore the bait", but … time for some serious flamefesting!^ I'd like to be able to just "ignore the bait", but … time for some serious flamefesting!
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The thing that has always disturbed me about O_DIRECT is that the whole interface is just stupid, and was probably designed by a deranged monkey on some serious mind-controlling substances.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was more like, over the years, I just spent a lot of time on the computer until it was apparent that it was my hobby.
    • Interview: Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (1992-01-29).^ It was Linus Torvalds, the affable, 29-year-old creator of Linux, waiting patiently to register for the show -- waiting to register for his own show.
      • Column: Linus Torvalds: Is That Real Silicon? - Computerworld 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.computerworld.com.au [Source type: General]

      ^ Re: look at linus torvalds « Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 01:01:22 AM » .
      • look at linus torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC tinycorelinux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Tags : Software , Linus Torvalds , GPLv2 , RSS , Internet , Ed Burnette Blog posts 2008-01-21 Is the Linux engine room overheating?
      • linus torvalds Resources | ZDNet 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC updates.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

      .comp.os.minix: LINUX is obsolete.^ Post to comp.os.minix newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.minix .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.linux.development.system newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2008-12-31.
  • Well, I probably won't get too good grades even without you: I had an argument (completely unrelated – not even pertaining to OS's) with the person here at the university that teaches OS design.^ Well, I probably won't get too good grades even without you: I had an argument (completely unrelated – not even pertaining to OS's) with the person here at the university that teaches OS design.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2008 - 12-18 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2008 - 12-31 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I wonder when I'll learn :)
    • Torvalds, Linus (1992-01-31).^ I wonder when I'll learn :) Torvalds, Linus (1992-01-31).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2005-07-31).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (1992-01-29).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .comp.os.minix: LINUX is obsolete.^ Post to comp.os.minix newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.minix .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Post to comp.os.linux.development.system newsgroup .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2008-12-31.
  • The fact is, there aren't just two sides to any issue, there's almost always a range or responses, and "it depends" is almost always the right answer in any big question.^ Retrieved on 2008 - 12-18 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The fact is, there aren't just two sides to any issue, there's almost always a range or responses, and "it depends" is almost always the right answer in any big question.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2008 - 12-31 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2008-11-02).^ Retrieved on 2008 - 11-02 .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2000-05-02).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2006-11-29).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Linus' blog: Black and white.^ Linus Torvalds still sticking with GPL 2 Home News Blogs In Depth Reviews White Papers Newsletters IT Jobs .
      • Linus Torvalds still sticking with GPL 2 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

      .Retrieved on 2008-11-02.
  • Crying that it's an application bug is like crying over the speed of light: you should deal with reality, not what you wish reality was.
  • Theory and practice sometimes clash.^ Retrieved on 2008 - 11-02 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Theory and practice sometimes clash.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Crying that it's an application bug is like crying over the speed of light: you should deal with reality , not what you wish reality was.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And when that happens, theory loses.^ And when that happens, theory loses.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Every single time.^ Every single time.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Even if you think of your project as just having a single branch, every single time you disconnect your laptop and start working with it, you are on your own branch.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Torvalds, Linus (2009-03-25). .Message to Linux kernel mailing list.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2009-03-25.
  • The thing that has always disturbed me about O_DIRECT is that the whole interface is just stupid, and was probably designed by a deranged monkey on some serious mind-controlling substances.^ The thing that has always disturbed me about O_DIRECT is that the whole interface is just stupid, and was probably designed by a deranged monkey on some serious mind-controlling substances.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2009 - 03-25 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The fact that ACPI was designed by a group of monkeys high on LSD, and is some of the worst designs in the industry obviously makes running it at any point pretty damn ugly.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [*] .
  • [*] In other words, it's an Oracleism.^ Notes: from BUGS topic of open(2) manpage (2009-04-13).
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2009 - 04-13 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In other words, it's an Oracleism.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2002-11-05).^ Linus Torvalds answers 10 goofy questions - Nov 13, 2002 .

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2000-05-02).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2006-11-29).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Message to Linux kernel mailing list.^ Post to Linux kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to linux-kernel mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Message to Git mailing list .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2009-04-13.
  • I may make jokes about Microsoft at times, but at the same time, I think the Microsoft hatred is a disease.^ I may make jokes about Microsoft at times, but at the same time, I think the Microsoft hatred is a disease.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2009 - 04-13 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ WinXP would have same fate even after microsoft's promotional activities to make it accepteble for home use.
    • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2009-06-22).^ Torvalds, Linus (2000-09-06).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2007-08-22).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2006-06-27).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Microsoft Patches Linux; Linus Responds.^ [Apr 1, 2002] Microsoft adopts Linux as a new BIOS. Linus Torvalds joins Microsoft .

      ^ Responding to the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution 's claim that Linus Torvalds is not the real father of Linux.
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Microsoft Patches Linux; Linus Responds .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Retrieved on 2009-06-26.
  • There are "extremists" in the free software world, but that's one major reason why I don't call what I do "free software" any more.^ Retrieved on 2009 - 06-26 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are "extremists" in the free software world, but that's one major reason why I don't call what I do "free software" any more.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Retrieved on 2007 - 06-26 .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I don't want to be associated with the people for whom it's about exclusion and hatred.^ I don't want to be associated with the people for whom it's about exclusion and hatred.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I started asking around about the place, and it turns out they are a scientology school, and they don't mention the fact that they are associated with scientology anywhere in their literature.
    • Interview: Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I don't want my creation associated with some crappy operating system produced by Microsoft," explained Torvalds.

    .
    • Torvalds, Linus (2009-06-22).^ Torvalds, Linus (2000-09-06).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2007-08-22).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Torvalds, Linus (2006-06-27).
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Microsoft Patches Linux; Linus Responds.^ [Apr 1, 2002] Microsoft adopts Linux as a new BIOS. Linus Torvalds joins Microsoft .

      ^ Responding to the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution 's claim that Linus Torvalds is not the real father of Linux.
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Microsoft Patches Linux; Linus Responds .
      • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      Retrieved on 2009-06-26.

Unsourced

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  • If 386BSD had been available when I started on Linux, Linux would probably never had happened.
  • Software is like sex; it's better when it's free.^ Software is like sex; it's better when it's free.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If Gentoo had not been around, I probably would never have made it to Linux.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If 386BSD had been available when I started on Linux, Linux would probably never had happened.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • We all know Linux is great … it does infinite loops in 5 seconds.^ All times are recorded in UTC. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.
    • Linux Today - Linus Torvalds: And oh, btw..2.4.0 is out 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxtoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Attributed to Torvalds at 1996 FSF conference, video showing this phrase in one of Torvalds papers (time code: 48.44) We all know Linux is great … it does infinite loops in 5 seconds.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Asked why the kernel does not have a stable binary device driver, Torvalds said one reason is that people ask for one but do not want to merge the driver's source code into either the stable kernel or the standard kernel.
    • Linus Torvalds still sticking with GPL 2 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

    .
    • Linus Torvalds about the superiority of Linux on the Amsterdam Linux Symposium
  • If you want to travel around the world and be invited to speak at a lot of different places, just write a Unix operating system.
  • The memory management on the PowerPC can be used to frighten small children.
  • OK, I admit it.^ I'm Linus Torvalds, creator of the Open Source operating system Linux.

    ^ Linux is a kernel, not an operating system.
    • Linus Torvalds Brands Mac File System "Utter Crap" || The Mac Observer 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.macobserver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And what Linux file system are we using for comparison?
    • Linus Torvalds Brands Mac File System "Utter Crap" || The Mac Observer 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.macobserver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I was just a front-man for the real fathers of Linux, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus.^ I was just a front-man for the real fathers of Linux, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'I can certainly imagine the Linux kernel becoming obsolete - anything else would just be sad, really, in the big picture.
    • Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.simple-talk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Responding to the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution 's claim that Linus Torvalds is not the real father of Linux.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Let's put it this way: if you need to ask a lawyer whether what you do is "right" or not, you are morally corrupt.^ Let's put it this way: if you need to ask a lawyer whether what you do is "right" or not, you are morally corrupt.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Responding to the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution 's claim that Linus Torvalds is not the real father of Linux.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Attributed to Torvalds in LinuxWorld interview.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Let's not go there.^ Let's not go there.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We don't base our morality on law.
  • 95 percent of all software developers believe they are in the top 5 percent when it comes to knowledge and skills.^ We don't base our morality on law.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They were all uniquely developed.
    • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Unfortunatly too with MultiCore coming our way these bugs will not only be present more but they will be way harder to find.
    • DailyTech - Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • Guess what?^ Attributed to Torvalds in some "People Behind KDE" interviews .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Attributed to Torvalds in LinuxWorld interview.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ See also the Lake Wobegon effect on Wikipedia .
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Wheels have been round for a really long time, and anybody who "reinvents" the new wheel is generally considered a crackpot.^ Wheels have been round for a really long time, and anybody who "reinvents" the new wheel is generally considered a crackpot.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ By the time I was starting to get my degree, I had long since realized that I actually didn't like writing papers.
    • Interview: Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In fact, nobody who expects to have time left over to actually do any real kernel work will read even half.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It turns out that "round" is simply a good form for a wheel to have.^ It turns out that "round" is simply a good form for a wheel to have.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It may be boring, but it just tends to roll better than a square, and "hipness" has nothing what-so-ever to do with it.^ It may be boring, but it just tends to roll better than a square, and "hipness" has nothing what-so-ever to do with it.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you want the masses to use something, it better be no more complicated than driving their car, or they are going to just go buy or try something else that is just that easy.
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • The only limiting factor of the Linux operating system is its user.
  • Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
  • Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.
  • I don't doubt at all that virtualization is useful in some areas.^ But this only really works in a distributed environment.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Microsoft isn't all that bad and it really cares about its employees.

    ^ That's what is all about: they did all the work for me.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    .What I doubt rather strongly is that it will ever have the kind of impact that the people involved in virtualization want it to have.
  • Now, most of you are probably going to be totally bored out of your minds on Christmas day, and here's the perfect distraction.^ And that is the kind of situation that I do not want you to get into.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When I am done speaking, you can go on with your lives.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Get you head out of your ass 1.
    • Linux Today - Linus Torvalds: And oh, btw..2.4.0 is out 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxtoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Test 2.6.15-rc7. All the stores will be closed, and there's really nothing better to do in between meals.
  • If you have ever done any security work – and it did not involve the concept of "network of trust" – it wasn't security work, it was masturbation.^ That's what is all about: they did all the work for me.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It has nothing at all to do with security, it's just the best hash you can get.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you have ever done any security work, and it did not involve the concept of network of trust, then it wasn't a security work, it was masturbation.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Linus at Google talking about GIT
  • First off, I'm actually perfectly well off.^ Linus at Google talking about GIT First off, I'm actually perfectly well off.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Seriously, I believe Linus doesn't even know what he's talking about.
    • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Linus : Well, she always mentions it as a boy, and I bet that if she has another girl, she will start talking about a fourth one!
    • Interview: Linus Torvalds 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.linuxjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I live in a good-sized house, with a nice yard, with deer occasionally showing up and eating the roses (my wife likes the roses more, I like the deer more, so we don't really mind).^ I live in a good-sized house, with a nice yard, with deer occasionally showing up and eating the roses (my wife likes the roses more, I like the deer more, so we don't really mind).
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In my mind, if you like Gentoo, good for you!
    • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions - O'Reilly News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

    ^ By Ringold on 7/2/07 , Rating: 2 By Ringold on 7/2/2007 5:21:43 PM , Rating: 2 I like how when I hit "preview" my post shows a rating of 1, and when posted, soon as I can scroll to it, it's at 1 instead of the default 2.
    • DailyTech - Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    .I've got three kids, and I know I can pay for their education.^ I've got three kids, and I know I can pay for their education.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    What more do I need? .The thing is, being a good programmer actually pays pretty well; being acknowledged as being world-class pays even better.^ The thing is, being a good programmer actually pays pretty well; being acknowledged as being world-class pays even better.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That's not being a world-class CEO. That's just plain dumb luck.
    • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Nevermind that O(1) is actually with pretty large O I think, but even if it takes millionths of a second to do branching, who cares?
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I simply didn't need to start a commercial company.^ I simply didn't need to start a commercial company.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A company that I started would never have succeeded – it's simply not what I'm interested in!
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And it's just about the least interesting thing I can even imagine.^ And it's just about the least interesting thing I can even imagine.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The thing that has always disturbed me about O_DIRECT is that the whole interface is just stupid, and was probably designed by a deranged monkey on some serious mind-controlling substances.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One of the things I want to say about performance is that a lot of people seem to think that performance is about doing the same thing, just doing it faster, and that is not true.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    I absolutely hate paperwork. .I couldn't take care of employees if I tried.^ I couldn't take care of employees if I tried.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .A company that I started would never have succeeded – it's simply not what I'm interested in!^ A company that I started would never have succeeded – it's simply not what I'm interested in!
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I simply didn't need to start a commercial company.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If 386BSD had been available when I started on Linux, Linux would probably never had happened.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .So instead, I have a very good life, doing something that I think is really interesting, and something that I think actually matters for people, not just me.^ And if you find something, we actually have a really really good community.
    • Linus Torvalds :: Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on Git at Google 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.speechpedia.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So instead, I have a very good life, doing something that I think is really interesting, and something that I think actually matters for people, not just me.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I mean, because I have accepted code over the last 15 years by people who kind of accepted my original choice of the GPL Version 2, I'm not just, I think, ethically bound by those people's choices; I am also actually legally bound," Torvalds said.
    • Linus Torvalds still sticking with GPL 2 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

    .And that makes me feel good.^ And that makes me feel good.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • So LSM stays in.^ And this AMD errata: http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/white...
    • DailyTech - Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    ^ By jhtrico1850 on 7/1/07 , Rating: 6 By jhtrico1850 on 7/1/2007 8:10:53 PM , Rating: 6 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/28/core_2_duo...
    • DailyTech - Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    ^ These are the latest Gartner statistics :http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=910112.
    • Linus Torvalds: 'Linux is bloated' | The Open Road - CNET News 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    .No ifs, buts, maybes or anything else.^ No ifs, buts, maybes or anything else.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .When I see the security people making sane arguments and agreeing on something, that will change.^ When I see the security people making sane arguments and agreeing on something, that will change.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It empowers people, as well as makes the more paranoid among us feel secure, since they can add their own changes.
    • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Some people are soo hopped up on thir opinion over something or someone they cant see the real person or product for what it is.
    • Linus Torvalds on IA-64 - CPUs - CPU-Components 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.tomshardware.com [Source type: General]

    .Quite frankly, I expect hell to freeze over before that happens, and pigs will be nesting in trees.^ Quite frankly, I expect hell to freeze over before that happens, and pigs will be nesting in trees.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    But hey, I can hope. .
  • So I would not be surprised if the globbing libraries, for example, will do NFD-mangling in order to glob "correctly", so even programs ported from real Unix might end up getting pathnames subtly changed into NFD as part of some hot library-on-library action with UTF hackery inside.^ Linux/Pluggable_Security So I would not be surprised if the globbing libraries, for example, will do NFD-mangling in order to glob "correctly", so even programs ported from real Unix might end up getting pathnames subtly changed into NFD as part of some hot library-on-library action with UTF hackery inside.
    • Linus Torvalds - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Version 3 might be useful if "there ends up being tons of external code that we feel is really important and worthwhile that is under the Version 3 license," said Torvalds.
    • Linus Torvalds still sticking with GPL 2 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

    ^ In addition, whether or not everything gets resolved, I would go long on oil, because I expect its price to go up over time.
    • DailyTech - Linus Torvalds on Core 2 Duo Errata: "Totally Insignificant" 26 January 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

  • A computer is like air conditioning: it becomes useless when you open Windows.
  • If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux, it means I've won.
  • We should make it a law all geeks have dates.

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Linus Benedict Torvalds is a computer scientist, born in December 28, 1969, in Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

He was named after Linus Pauling. Later, he studied as a student at the University of Helsinki from 1988 to 1996. He became famous because of the success of his operating system, Linux. He started to study the creation of this system in 1991, and based it on the popular UNIX operating system. Today, Linux has become the most popular free operating system.

Linus is the leader of the Linux project, which has many members around the world. He is the one person who can make decisions about changes or future development on the operating system. He now lives with his family in the United States.

Linus chose the penguin to be the logo of Linux, and a picture of the animal appears on many desktop computers.

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