An Interview with Linus Torvalds: Mr. Linux

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CURRENT POSITION

Fellow, Linux Foundation

CLAIM TO FAME

Originator of Linux, the popular open source UNIX-like operating system kernel

DATE OF BIRTH

December 28, 1969

EDUCATION

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.

BIOGRAPHY

[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, ...

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