An Interview with Linus Torvalds: Mr. Linux
Fellow, Linux Foundation
CLAIM TO FAME
Originator of Linux, the popular open source UNIX-like operating system kernel
DATE OF BIRTH
December 28, 1969
M.Sc. in Computer Science, Helsinki University, 1989–1997
Honorary degrees include Ph.D. H.C., Stockholm University, 1999; and Ph.D. H.C., Helsinki University, 2000.
FAVORITE PASTIMES & HOBBIES
Reading and computers. Things I wish I had the time/energy for: swimming, playing pool.
[From the author: Linus doesn’t have a formal biography. When I asked him for one, his reply was quite endearing. With Linus’s permission, ...