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  Linux Online - Linus Torvalds Bio
Linus Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland.
Linus was not impressed with the system in general and in particular he lamented its inability to do terminal emulation, which he needed so he could connect to the university's computers.
Linus was intrigued by their work and in early 1997 he accepted a position at Transmeta and moved to California with his family.
www.linux.org /info/linus.html   (638 words)

  Linus Torvalds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Torvalds was born in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, as the son of journalists Anna and Nils, and the grandson of poet Ole Torvalds.
Linus is married to Tove Torvalds (née Monni).
Linus was running introductory computer laboratory exercises for students and instructed the course attendants to send him an e-mail as a test, to which Tove responded with an e-mail asking for a date.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Linus_Torvalds   (1209 words)

 Linus Torvalds - Simple English Wikipedia
Linus Benedict Torvalds is a computer scientist, born in December 28, 1969, in Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
Linus is the leader of the Linux project, which has many members around the world.
Linus chose the penguin to be the logo of Linux, and a picture of the animal appears on many desktop computers.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Linus_Torvalds   (207 words)

 Linus Torvalds – Wikipedia
Dort begann er 1991 auf seinem 80386 unter Minix einen Terminalemulator zu schreiben, um sich effizienter an den Unix-Rechnern seiner Universität einwählen zu können.
Torvalds lebte mehrere Jahre mit seiner Frau Tove und seinen drei Töchtern Patricia Miranda (* 1996), Daniela Yolanda (* 1998) und Celeste Amanda (* 2000) in Santa Clara, Kalifornien, bis sie im Sommer 2004 in die Nähe von Portland, Oregon zogen.
Der Asteroid 9793 Torvalds wurde nach ihm benannt.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Linus_Torvalds   (482 words)

 Wikinfo | Linus Torvalds
Linus Benedict Torvalds (born December 28, 1969) began the development of Linux, an operating system kernel, and today acts as the project co-ordinator.
Torvalds was born in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, as the son of Nils and Anna Torvalds and named after Linus Pauling.
Linus Torvalds currently lives in Santa Clara, California with his wife Tove (six times national Karate champion in Finland), whom he first met in fall 1993, and his three daughters Patricia Miranda (born December 5, 1996), Daniela Yolanda (born April 16, 1998) and Celeste Amanda (born November 20 2000).
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Linus+Torvalds   (555 words)

 Linus Torvalds - Uncyclopedia
Linus Torvalds is a self-described foreigner to US soil and a known Communist seeking to undermine the foundation of western society by giving away software that he should rightfully charge hundreds of dollars for, were he a true blooded American and not some Finnish pinko commie bastard.
Torvalds coordinates his erosion of the developed world with the assistance of a shadowy group of hackers, who communicate only by email and develop their offensive, anti-capitalistic venture on company time.
Torvalds originally created and developed Linux using CVS technology, but was fired after a pharmacist caught him using the company computer.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Linus_Torvalds   (611 words)

 Linus Torvalds biography by The Linux Information Project
Linus Benedict Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, the capital and largest city in Finland.
Ari Lemmke, Torvalds' friend and the administrator for ftp.funet.fi, a provider of FTP (file transfer protocol) services in Finland, encouraged him to upload his source code to a network so it would be readily available for study and refinement by other programmers, a common practice then as it is now.
Torvalds arrived in Silicon Valley when Microsoft was decimating Netscape in the browser war and when many people in the U.S. and elsewhere were hoping for a new, and more robust, challenger to the Microsoft monopoly.
www.bellevuelinux.org /linus.html   (3890 words)

 Nordic Culture > Linus Torvalds, Finnish computer programmer - Scandinavica.com
When Linus Torvalds arrived in Silicon Valley, Microsoft had just won the "browser war" against Netscape, and the American and world computer community were looking for a new challenger to the macro corporation of Bill Gates.
Torvalds is convinced that "it i's fun to program" and that good programmers are like artists: the passion behind your work is the motivation and the creation rather than the money.
Linus Torvalds wrote the kernel of Linux, the most revolutionary software creation of the 90's, a versatile operating system found in anything from home computers to servers, from toys and televisions to mobile phones.
www.scandinavica.com /culture/famous/linus.htm   (1287 words)

 What is Linus Torvalds? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: Torvalds, Linus
Linus served as an assistant to his grandfather by entering data into his grandfather's "programmable calculator" and, just for fun, taught himself some simple BASIC programs by reading the instruction books that came with the computer.
Linus Torvalds credits much of the success of his operating system to the Internet and to Richard Stallman's GNU project.
Torvalds and his co-developers made use of the system components developed by members of the Free Software Foundation for the GNU project.
searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid39_gci878891,00.html   (602 words)

 Define Linus Torvalds - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: Torvalds, Linus
Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, was born in Helsinki, Finland, on December 28, 1969.
Linus served as an assistant to his grandfather by entering data into his grandfather's "programmable calculator" and, just for fun, taught himself some simple BASIC programs by reading the instruction books that came with the computer.
Linus Torvalds credits much of the success of his operating system to the Internet and to Richard Stallman's GNU project.
searchopensource.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid39_gci878891,00.html   (572 words)

 Linus Torvalds — Virtual Finland
Yet this year Torvalds was back in the headlines as one of the team that has produced a revolutionary new computer chip.
That was when Linus Torvalds, a 21-year-old student at Helsinki University, decided to write his own computer operating system.
Linus Torvalds did not invent the Crusoe, of course, just as most of his Linux system was written by others.
virtual.finland.fi /finfo/english/torvalds.html   (753 words)

 Linus Torvalds | TIME Europe Magazine | 60 Years of Heroes
Linus Torvalds was just 21 when he changed the world.
Torvalds continues to keep a close eye on Linux's development and has made some money from stock options given to him as a courtesy by two companies that sell commercial applications for it.
Torvalds' parents were student radicals in the 1960s and his father, a communist, even spent a year studying in Moscow.
www.time.com /time/europe/hero2006/torvalds.html   (286 words)

 Wired 11.11: Leader of the Free World
Torvalds acknowledges being "benevolent dictator of Planet Linux," as he calls it, yet the secret to his success is not, apparently, his technological prowess but his disarming personality.
Torvalds never set out to champion an alternative method for creating software, but inadvertently he has, and now he's both proud of that accomplishment and angry that his life's work is under attack.
In a way, Torvalds is less a ruler (or a hood ornament, for that matter) than an ambassador, roaming his virtual world and exerting his influence to prevent technical fights from devolving into sectarian battles.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/11.11/linus_pr.html   (6011 words)

 Linus Torvalds
Torvalds earned his masters degree in computer science at the University of Helsinki, where the computers ran UNIX, an operating system designed by Bell Labs.
Torvalds had a PC that came with Microsoft's crappy and crash-prone operating system, MS-DOS, and of course, he hated it.
The kernel written by Torvalds comprises about 2% of the current Linux, but he still makes the ultimate decisions about which modifications are added and which aren't.
www.nndb.com /people/444/000022378   (488 words)

 Linus Torvalds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Linus and his family recently moved to Portland, Oregon in an effort to be closer to his employer.
Ari gave Linus a directory called linux on his FTP server, as he did not like the name Freax.
Torvalds owns the "Linux" trademark, and monitors [3] (http://slashdot.org/articles/00/01/19/0828245.shtml) use (or abuse) of it chiefly through the non-profit organization Linux International.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Linus_Torvalds   (947 words)

 Linus Torvalds   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ole torvalds (1916-1995) was a finland-swedish journalist and poet from finland....
Linuss law, named after linus torvalds, the creator of linux, states that "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow"....
Torvalds originally used the Minix OS on his system which he replaced by his own OS; he gave a working name of Linux (Linus' Minix); but thought the name to be too egotistical and planned to have it named Freax (a combination of "free", EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/li/linus_torvalds.htm   (3268 words)

 Linus Torvalds Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A humourous aside to this is that Linus' middle name "Benedict" can be seen in the first four letters of Benevolent and Dictator.
He is neutral enough to even have been criticized by the GNU project, specifically for having worked on proprietary software with Transmeta and for his use and alleged advocation of Bitkeeper.
Linus Torvalds originally used the Minix OS on his system which he replaced by his own OS; he gave a working name of Linux (Linus' Minix); but thought the name to be too egotistical and planned to have it named Freax (a combination of "free", "freak", and the letter x).
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/l/li/linus_torvalds.html   (685 words)

 Linux Anecdotes
Linus needed some easy way to print messages from the kernel, and did not then know how to use the stdarg mechanism to implement variable argument lists to functions.
On the way to the flboard, Linus read the problem, then stood in front of the board for a second or two, and went on to present a solution that the teacher couldn't understand.
At some point during this time Linus decided he wanted a Unix-like system at home, and the obvious choice back then was Minix, since it was the only thing he could afford.
liw.iki.fi /liw/texts/linux-anecdotes.html   (2465 words)

 The Rampantly Unofficial Linus Torvalds FAQ
Linus deftly avoids the most persistent religious war in the hacker community by using neither Emacs nor vi.
Note: because Linus is who he is, he gets a staggering amount of email that he has to deal with.
Linus is too nice a guy to hurt you if you abuse this address, but there are probably about a hundred thousand people who would be displeased enough to mess with you if you did.
www.catb.org /~esr/faqs/linus   (322 words)

 Metroactive Features | Linus Torvalds
Linus Torvalds, the Helsinki prodigy who at age 22 wrote Linux, the computer operating system that lured these two dozen men out of their homes and offices on a weeknight, has moved to the world's technology Mecca to take his first real job.
Linus was a student in the computer science department at the University of Helsinki when he, like many programmers, fell in love with UNIX and wanted to run it on his home computer.
Linus predicted the bare-bones code would appeal to shade-tree programmers who were then using a UNIX clone called Minix to tinker with their Intels.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/05.08.97/cover/linus-9719.html   (4625 words)

 Linux Licensing - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fans of open source software have been buzzing since Linus Torvalds, creator of the popular Linux operating system, indicated he wouldn't adopt a new version of the license under which Linux is distributed.
Torvalds' opinion matters because his program is by far the most popular open source program in the world.
Torvalds isn't crazy about the new rules but says he still might sign on if changes are made.
www.forbes.com /technology/2006/03/09/torvalds-linux-licensing-cz_dl_0309torvalds1.html   (1058 words)

 Torvalds - IT Channel - IT Channel News by CRN and VARBusiness
Yet Linus Torvalds, the 34-year-old Finnish programmer and composer of the Linux kernel, is being honored as CRN’s most influential executive of 2004 because of his devotion to the Linux development process for nearly 15 years.
Torvalds is proud of the enterprise-ready Linux 2.6 kernel, which was completed in December 2003 and provides a higher level of performance, reliability and scalability to support enterprise applications, making Linux suitable for all data-center tasks and giving it near parity with other operating systems.
Torvalds also generally shies away from the limelight, although occasionally attending industry conferences, and he is as precise about his role as he is with his code, preferring these days to call himself the chief technical lead rather than chief software architect since he is overseeing more and programming less.
www.crn.com /it-channel/52601051   (1885 words)

 Interview With Linus Torvalds
Linus Torvalds, the well known Linux founder, is with us to discuss everything about the kernel, Microsoft, the naming of GNU/Linux and the future.
Linus Torvalds: I personally really like our filesystem layer, and in general the "core" code is in pretty good shape.
Linus Torvalds: I really like KDE, especially the fact that it's more than just a window manager infrastructure, but that there are real applications developed under it too.
www.osnews.com /story/161   (1354 words)

 BBC NEWS | Technology | Mr Linux basks in the limelight
Linus Torvalds has revealed he is happy to be the poster boy for the anti-Microsoft campaign but would not know what to say if he met Bill Gates.
Mr Torvalds enjoys the notoriety he has achieved as the man that challenged the Microsoft empire with his open source alternative operating system.
Mr Torvalds is not convinced that the open source movement, which has radically altered both the operating system landscape and the mindset of Microsoft itself, will ever entirely topple the Gates empire.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/technology/2300267.stm   (640 words)

 Linus Torvalds
Torvalds attended the University of Helsinki from 1988 to 1996, graduating with a master's degree in computer science.
Linus is married to Tove Torvalds (born Monni).
Torvalds often finds himself in the middle of competing ideologies: on one hand he is an established icon of open-source and free software, yet on the other he has supported the use of the proprietary software
schools-wikipedia.org /wp/l/Linus_Torvalds.htm   (742 words)

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