linus torvalds

  • An Interview With Linus Torvalds

    An Interview With Linus Torvalds

    The Millenium Technology Prize is a Finnish award designed “to improve the quality of life and to promote sustainable development-oriented research, development and innovation.” It’s awarded every two years. Sir Tim Berners-Lee won the prize in 2004. The 2012 Grand Prize winner will be announced on June 13 in Helsinki, Finland. The finalists this year are Dr. Shinya Yamanaka… Read More

  • Linux creator says, 'Nexus One is a winner'

    Linux creator says, 'Nexus One is a winner'

    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: Google's Nexus One First Mobile Phone I Don't Hate

    Linus Torvalds: Google's Nexus One First Mobile Phone I Don't Hate

    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. Things have changed now, he adds, now that he… Read More

  • Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery: Fake Linus Torvalds competition

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery: Fake Linus Torvalds competition

    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

  • Linux (sort of ) turned 17-years-old yesterday

    Linux (sort of ) turned 17-years-old yesterday


    Flickr’d It was 17 years ago yesterday that Linus Torvalds announced on Usenet the availability of his “free minix-like kernel,” better known to the world as Linux. (The kernel was actually released some days earlier, but who’s counting?) We even had our own Linux Week several months ago in order to celebrate our love/like/apathy/disdain for the operating… Read More

  • All About Linux 2008: Great Moments in Linux History

    The above video may or may not be an accurate depiction of the early days of Linux. Read More

  • Open source heavy Torvalds pats Microsoft on the back

    Open source heavy Torvalds pats Microsoft on the back

    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… Read More

  • Torvalds: OS X file system is 'complete and utter crap'

    Torvalds: OS X file system is 'complete and utter crap'

    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… Read More

  • Linus Torvalds on upcoming Linux improvements

    Linus Torvalds on upcoming Linux improvements

    InformationWeek has a pretty interesting interview with Linux founder Linus Torvalds. The requisite Microsoft vs. Linux comparisons make up much of the article but he also weighs in on which improvements he feels will come to the open source operating system in 2008. He thinks graphics and wireless networking have been "somewhat weak spots" and will garner more attention this… Read More