Linus Torvalds

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Tidigt 1990-tal
Tidigt 1990-tal

Linus Benedict Torvalds, född 28 december 1969, finlandssvensk hackare och skapare av Linux. Bor sedan ett antal år tillbaka i USA med fru och barn och jobbar sedan 2003 för OSDL (Open Source Development Labs).


  • "First off, I'd suggest printing out a copy of the GNU coding standards, and NOT read it. Burn them, it's a great symbolic gesture." /usr/src/linux/Documentation/CodingStyle
  • "Only wimps use tape backup: _real_ men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it." 1996, [1] (
  • "Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had." 1996, [2] (
  • "Portability is for people who cannot write new programs." 1992, [3] (
  • "There are literally several levels of SCO being wrong. And even if we were to live in that alternate universe where SCO would be right, they'd still be wrong." 2004, [4] (
  • "Note that nobody reads every post in linux-kernel. In fact, nobody who expects to have time left over to actually do any real kernel work will read even half. Except Alan Cox, but he's actually not human, but about a thousand gnomes working in under-ground caves in Swansea. None of the individual gnomes read all the postings either, they just work together really well." 2000, [5] (
  • "In short: just say NO TO DRUGS, and maybe you won't end up like the Hurd people." 2001, [6] (
  • "Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect." 2003, [7] (
  • People think I'm a nice guy, and the fact is that I'm a scheming, conniving bastard who doesn't care for any hurt feelings or lost hours of work if it just results in what I consider to be a better system."
  • "The memory management on the PowerPC can be used to frighten small children."
  • "I can't help it I'm a technology whore..." om att han bytt till en Mac (som han fått gratis). 2005, [8] (,39024645,39128514,00.htm)


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