Biography. Linus Torvalds created the Linux kernel and oversaw open source development of the widely-used Linux operating ds was born on. Linus Torvalds Biography – Linus Torvalds invented “Linux” Linus Torvalds is a Finnish American software engineer who developed the Linux operating system. Linus Torvalds is the software engineer who created the Linux kernel operating system. Read this biography to learn more about his childhood.

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Linus Torvalds | Biography, Inventions and Facts

In Torvalds took a position with Transmeta Corp. A Portable Operating System’. Dunthorpe, OregonUnited States [1]. Bellevue Linux Users Group.

He told an Oregon newspaper: In fact, his public stance is so neutral that it has even been criticized by other free software advocates.

His criteria for adding code are that todvalds be 1 of high quality and clean2 easy to maintain and 3 beneficial to a wide range of users rather than to just a single corporate user or to any other narrow agenda.

Linus Torvalds is the world’s most famous computer programmer and also its most famous Finn. Retrieved May 30, Category Comparison List Commons. Forvalds kernelLinuxGitSubsurface. Inwhile a computer science student at the University of Helsinki M.

His family belongs to the Swedish-speaking minority. General comparison Distributions list Netbook-specific comparison Distributions that run from RAM Lightweight Security-focused operating system Proprietary software for Linux Package manager Package format List of software package managers.


Although the naming proposal referred to the mythological Linusson of the muse Calliope and the inventor of melody and rhythm, the name was also meant to honor Linus Torvalds, and Linus van Pelta character in the Peanuts comic strip. The first homework assignment for an introductory computer class that he taught in was for each student to send him an e-mail.

As intrigued as he was with the hardware, however, Torvalds was disappointed ,inus the MS-DOS operating system that came with it. It featured the ability to run both the bash shell a program that provides the traditional, text-only biofraphy interface for Unix-like operating systems and the GCC the GNU C Compilertwo key system utilities.

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linys Also, many organizations and governments have expressed security reservations about using any kind of computer totvalds that contains code that cannot be viewed. Because university education in Finland is free and there was little pressure to graduate within four years, Torvalds decided to take a break and devote his full attention to his project.

In what Torvalds now admits was one of his best decisions, he decided to release Linux under biotraphy GPL GNU General Public License rather than under the more restrictive license that he had earlier planned. Archived from the original on October 24, Inthe naming of the asteroid moon Linus was motivated in part by the biograaphy that the discoverer was an enthusiastic Linux user. Inhe went back to university to continue his studies.


Of userspace FSdaemons devfs devpts debugfs procfs sysfs systemd udev Kmscon. He also created the distributed version control system Git and the diving logging and planning software Subsurface.

This included a announcement of a commitment of a billion dollars for Linux research, development and promotion. Google Plus is the only social media platform he uses.

I want to be nice, and curse less, but it’s just not in me”. Finnish, American naturalized in [2]. Archived from the original on April 22, Retrieved June 19, Two years later this had soared to in excess of seven million. He programmed assembly language, text editor and a linsu games. So he decided to make his own clone of UNIX, from scratch.

20 Facts About Linus Torvalds

Running Linux on AlphaStation. Consistent with his family’s occupation, emphasis was placed on reading from an early age.

A few years ago, Linus told that he found Debian difficult to install.

Although Linux is more complicated to use than Windows or Mac OS, its appeal is in the fact that it is virtually error free. Inhe stated that his contribution to the Linux kernel mostly involved merging codes that were already written by others and did not involve much programming.