Monday, June 9, 2014

A Conversation With Linus Torvalds, Who Built The World's Most Robust Operating System And Gave It Away For Free

In 1991, 22-year old Finnish computer programmer Linus Torvalds released his own operating system. Opening with the message “Hello everybody out there,” (a now-iconic phrase among Linux fans), he posted the source code online. People alternately contributed their abilities to improve it where they could or went off to build their own things with it.

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