Since we all know that Android runs a modified version of Linux, you’d think that the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, would absolutely love Android handsets. Nope. As a matter of fact, the man hates cell phones. Torvalds says that he got the G1 when it came out but rarely used it because of his distaste for the distracting gadget. So why does he call the Nexus One a winner? → Read More
Linus Torvalds, the inventor of the Linux kernel, has an absolute disdain for mobile phones. All of the ones he has purchased in the past, the man writes on his personal blog, ended up being “mostly used for playing Galaga and Solitaire on long flights” even though they were naturally all phones run on open source operating systems.
We all know and love Fake Steve Jobs, right? We all know that Linux users copy everything that Mac OSX and Windows do, right? So it should come as no surprise that the Linux Foundation is copying Fake Steve in their new Fake Linux Torvalds competition! Not content with a single fake Linus Torvalds, there will be four fake Linus Torvaldses (Torvaldi?)! And in true Linux geek fashion, the… → Read More
The above video may or may not be an accurate depiction of the early days of Linux. → Read More
Usually when open source advocates and coders talk about Microsoft, they spell it with a $. But Linus Torvalds, coder extraordinaire on the Linux kernel, has some kind words for the Redmond giant. He praised Microsoft’s choice to make some of its software more accessible to open source programs and programmers as a step in the right direction. It’s clear that Microsoft is going to have… → Read More
At a recent Linux conference in Melbourne, Australia, Linus Torvalds said the following about Windows Vista and Mac OS X. “I don’t think they’re equally flawed – I think Leopard is a much better system. [But] OS X in some ways is actually worse than Windows to program for. Their file system is complete and utter crap, which is scary.” It must be weird being the guy… → Read More