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  2. Linus Torvalds - Wikipedia

    Linus Benedict Torvalds-vawldz [3] Finland Swedish: [ˈliːnʉs ˈtuːrvɑlds]; born 28 December 1969) is a Finnish software engineer who is the creator and lead developer of the Linux kernel, used by Linux distributions. He also created the distributed version control.

  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.

  4. 1. Named after a Nobel prize winner. Linus Benedict Torvalds was born on December 28th 1969 in Helsinki. He comes from a family of journalists. His father Nils Torvalds is a Finnish politician and a likely candidate for president in future elections. He was named after Linus Pauling, a double Nobel prize winner in Chemistry and Peace. 2.

  5. People: Linus Torvalds – Complete Biography, History, and...

    Linus Benedict Torvalds is a Finnish-American software engineer. He is best known for being the creator of the Linux Operating System. He was born in Helsinki, Finland, on the 28th of December 1969. Though Finnish by birth, he later became a naturalized American citizen.

  6. Linux kernel source tree. Contribute to torvalds/linux development by creating an account on GitHub.

  7. Linus Torvalds: The mind behind Linux | TED Talk

    Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice -- first with the Linux kernel, which helps power the Internet, and again with Git, the source code management system used by developers worldwide. In a rare interview with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Torvalds discusses with remarkable openness the personality traits that prompted his unique ...

  8. Linus Torvalds - CHM

    Linus Torvalds created the Linux kernel and oversaw open source development of the widely-used Linux operating system. Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969, in Helsinki, Finland. Torvalds enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988, graduating with a master's degree in computer science.

  9. 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.

  10. Linus Torvalds - Computing History

    Linus Torvalds was the developer of Linux, an Open Source Operating System that belongs to the UNIX family of OS's. In 1991 Linus Torvalds, a 21-year-old computer science student at the University of Helsinki, Fin., having just purchased his first personal computer (PC), decided that he was not satisfied with the computer's operating system (OS).

  11. Linux turns 30: Linus Torvalds on his 'just a hobby' operating...

    That year, on August 25, a mild-mannered Finnish graduate student named Linus Benedict Torvalds announced on the Usenet group comp.os.minix that he was working on "a (free) operating system...