Linus Torvalds, chief architect of the Linux Kernel

Linus Torvalds is known for his contribution to the development of Linux. The development of Linux is a prime example of the ability for free and open source software to be incredibly successful. Google's Android mobile phone operating system is actually based on Linux!

It was originally created to run on server computers because of its ability to run processes so quickly and efficiently. Now, 90% of today's supercomputers runs some form of Linux.

Linux is an Operating System (OS) just like Windows and Apple's OSX. The difference is that Linux gives you full access to the source code of its Operating System. This allows you to fully view and modify the operating system. This is both scary but also gives you freedom. It's scary because you're open to change any line of code on your OS, but if you wanted to change anything about it you're free to do so.

Linus was born in Helsinki, Finland. He attended the University of Helsinski and got a Master's degree in Computer Science.

Linus is still currently the project's coordinator.


Posted on December 21, 2011 in Real Scientist Stories by Vu Nguyen : 1 Comments

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hayri says:

i love linux but its complicated all does terminal stuf

• Posted on April 21, 2014 |