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  2. Linus Torvalds - Wikipedia

    Linus Benedict Torvalds (/ ˈ l iː n ə s ˈ t ɔːr v ɔː l d z / LEE-nəs TOR-vawldz, Finland Swedish: [ˈliːnʉs ˈtuːrvɑlds] ; born 28 December 1969) is a Finnish software engineer who is the creator and, historically, the lead developer of the Linux kernel, used by Linux distributions and other operating systems such as Android.

  3. Linus Torvalds | Biography, Linux, & Facts | Britannica

    Linus Torvalds, (born December 28, 1969, Helsinki, Finland), Finnish computer scientist who was the principal force behind the development of the Linux operating system. At age 10 Torvalds began to dabble in computer programming on his grandfather’s Commodore VIC-20. In 1991, while a computer science student at the University of Helsinki (M.S., 1996), he purchased his first personal computer ...

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  5. torvalds has 7 repositories available. Follow their code on GitHub.

  6. 15. Even Linus Torvalds found Linux difficult to install (you can feel good about yourself now) A few years ago, Linus told that he found Debian difficult to install. He is known to be using Fedora on his main workstation. 16. He loves scuba diving. Linus Torvalds loves scuba diving. He even created Subsurface, a dive logging tool for scuba ...

  7. Linus Torvalds | Lemelson

    Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux Operating System, was born December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland. His grandfather had a Commodore VIC-20 that he had the opportunity to work with; by age ten he was already dabbling in programming. He enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1989, and in 1990 he took his first C programming class.

  8. Linux | Definition & Facts | Britannica

    Linux, computer operating system created in the early 1990s by Finnish software engineer Linus Torvalds and the Free Software Foundation (FSF). While still a student at the University of Helsinki, Torvalds started developing Linux to create a system similar to MINIX, a UNIX operating system. In 1991 he released version 0.02; Version 1.0 of the Linux kernel, the core of the operating system ...

  9. Linus Torvalds. I am a computer scientist born in Helsinki, Finland. I studied at the University of Helsinki from 1988 to 1996. I'm mainly known for Linux kernel and git. Today, Linux has become the most popular free operating system. See my wikipedia page.

  10. After Years of Abusive E-mails, the Creator of Linux Steps Aside

    The celebrated coder Linus Torvalds, known for the operating system he created and his aggressive style of communication, says he is seeking help. ... Torvalds’s post on Sunday was a hodgepodge ...

  11. Linus Torvalds: 'I'm not a programmer anymore' - ZDNet

    Linus Torvalds, Linux's creator, doesn't make speeches anymore. But, what he does do, and he did again at Open Source Summit Europe in Lyon France is have public conversations with his friend Dirk ...