Linus Torvalds is a legendary software engineer and founder of the Linux kernel. He also can’t stand bad code, so sit down, grab the popcorn, and enjoy.
Over the past several months, many of the world’s most famous scientists and engineers — including Stephen Hawking — have said that one of the biggest threats to humanity is an artificial superintelligence. But Linus Torvalds, the irascible creator of open source operating system Linux, says their fears are idiotic.
Why is Linus Torvalds, father of the open source Linux operating system, so angry? It's the years of neglect that his baby has suffered at the hands of NVIDIA, apparently.
We get it. Linux is just for nerds. Not mere nerds—we're all nerds—Linux nerds. It's a hobbyist OS for contrarians. It's an antique. An oddity. Pointless. Right? Very, very wrong. Happy birthday, Linux—let's celebrate you like we should
Self-described cellphone cynic and "father of Linux" Linus Torvalds decided to get a Google Nexus One the other day. And while the customer service lines may be clogged over the phone's performance, Daddy Linux is positively pleased as punch.
Why would Linus Torvalds, the man behind the Linux kernel, be giving a big thumbs up in front of a Japanese Windows 7 booth?
A piece by Lee Gomes in the WSJ argues that Linux has a long way to go. Proof of this, he says, is the fact that even back in the open-source mother country, Finland, Linus Torvalds' father and sister use Windows, not Linux. (His mother, however, apparently does use Linux.) Regardless of what Torvalds' dad might…