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[News] Linux Creator Votes #1 Geek of All Time

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The top 10 greatest geeks of all time

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| 1: Linus Torvalds
| Shaun Nichols: It's one thing to write a complete computer program. It takes 
| an entirely different level of geekdom to write a computer operating system. 
| Compound that with the fact that said operating system is a re-write of the 
| most successful network operating environment of all time, and then - as the 
| icing on the cake - giving the code away to the rest of the world for free 
| and you'll start to understand why Linus Torvalds earned the number one spot.     
| One story jokingly tossed around is that Torvalds wrote all of the code for 
| the Linux kernel on the back of a shovel over the course of one cold Finish 
| winter. The reality is only slightly less amazing: the 21 year-old student 
| wrote the first versions of his Unix clone in his spare time as a way to 
| connect with servers at the University of Helsinki in 1991.    


They could probably elect RMS too, but they shy away from 'political' things
like ethics.


Linux Creator Linus Torvalds, Others Honored In Silicon Valley

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| The Computer History Museum on Tuesday night honored three legends in the
| industry, including Linux creator Linus Torvalds, whose operating system
| became the catalyst for the open source software movement that challenged
| traditional concepts of intellectual property.


Torvalds: Real quality means taking it personally

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| The Linux Foundation (LF) has posted a ten-minute video interview with kernel
| coordinator Linus Torvalds. Held during the Linux Foundation's recent Linux
| Kernel Summit, the interview reveals the Linux founder speaking out on issues
| ranging from kernel/userland interactions to why Linux has so many
| interfaces.


Penguins on parade

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| I don't always dress in a T-shirt and jeans. Sometimes people give me awards,
| and I dress like a penguin instead. Here's a shout-out for the computer
| history museum.

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