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Linus Torvalds


Linus Torvalds is a Finnish software developer who began development of the Linux kernel, and is still the project's coordinator. He also owns the Linux trademark. About 2% of the current Linux kernel is written by Torvalds himself, the rest having been contributed by thousands of others.

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Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary

By Linus Torvalds

Brand: HarperBusiness
Released: 2002-06-04
Paperback (288 pages)

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Once upon a time Linus Torvalds was a skinny unknown, just another nerdy Helsinki techie who had been fooling around with computers since childhood. Then he wrote a groundbreaking operating system and distributed it via the Internet -- for free. Today Torvalds is an international folk hero. And his creation LINUX is used by over 12 million people as well as by companies such as IBM.

Now, in a narrative that zips along with the speed of e-mail, Torvalds gives a history of his renegade software while candidly revealing the quirky mind of a genius. The result is an engrossing portrayal of a man with a revolutionary vision, who challenges our values and may change our world.

Leaders in Computing: Changing the digital world

By Donald E. Knuth, Linus Torvalds, Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee & Stephanie Shirley

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Released: 2011-09-30
Kindle Edition (75 pages)

Leaders in Computing: Changing the digital world
 
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This collection of exclusive interviews provides a fascinating insight into the thoughts and ideas of influential figures from the world of IT and computing, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Donald Knuth, Linus Torvalds, Jimmy Wales, Grady Booch, Steve Wozniak, Vint Cerf, Karen Spärck Jones and Dame Stephanie Shirley.

With representatives from areas as diverse as programming, development, hardware, networks, interface, internet and applications, this collection also provides an excellent overview of important developments in this diverse field over recent years.

Rebel Code: Linux And The Open Source Revolution

By Glyn Moody

Brand: Basic Books
Released: 2001-01-23
Hardcover (336 pages)

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"Open source" began as the mantra of a small group of idealistic hackers and has blossomed into the all-important slogan for progressive business and computing. This fast-moving narrative starts at ground zero, with the dramatic incubation of open-source software by Linux and its enigmatic creator, Linus Torvalds. With firsthand accounts, it describes how a motley group of programmers managed to shake up the computing universe and cause a radical shift in thinking for the post-Microsoft era. A powerful and engaging tale of innovation versus big business, Rebel Code chronicles the race to create and perfect open-source software, and provides the ideal perch from which to explore the changes that cyberculture has engendered in our society. Based on over fifty interviews with open-source protagonists such as Torvalds and open source guru Richard Stallman, Rebel Code captures the voice and the drama behind one of the most significant business trends in recent memory.

Linus Torvalds, Software Rebel (Techies)

By Ann Brashares

21st Century
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Just for Fun. Wie ein Freak die Computerwelt revolutionierte.

By Linus Torvalds

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