Originally Published: Tuesday, 10 August 1999 Author: Jeff Alami
Published to: Internal News/General Announcements Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

The Man Behind Linux

An Upside feature and interview with Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux.

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From Upside Today:

"Seemingly overnight, this first name has become nearly as well-known as the moniker of that other technology celebrity. But Bill Gates, despite all his billions, will never be Linus Torvalds. The 29-year-old Finnish creator of the simple yet powerful Linux operating system exceeds the Gates of myth. Legend may have it that Gates was a brilliant programmer, but Torvalds is the real thing, having spun out a tightly written operating system while still in college. And while a young Gates labeled fellow programmers "thieves" for copying his mediocre code, the generous Torvalds freely shared his epiphany with the world. Which man and movement wins may decide technology's future."

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