Linus Torvalds – The Man Who Said No to God, ahem, Steve Jobs

Unless you’re wearing blinkers all the time, you’ve heard of the open source operating system Linux.

Some of the best known sites in the world like Google SI run on Linux. ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you’re familiar with Linux, chances are high that you might have heard of Linus Torvalds too.

Linus is the original creator of Linux and now a powerful force in the development of the operating system (core underlying software of a computer).

Wired has a nice piece on Linus.

Here’s an excerpt:

Torvalds has never met Bill Gates, but around 2000, when he was still working at Transmeta, he met Steve Jobs. Jobs invited him to Appleโ€™s Cupertino campus and tried to hire him. โ€œUnix for the biggest user base: that was the pitch,โ€ says Torvalds. The condition: Heโ€™d have to drop Linux development. โ€œHe wanted me to work at Apple doing non-Linux things,โ€ he said. That was a non-starter for Torvalds. Besides, he hated Mac OSโ€™s Mach kernel.

โ€œI said no,โ€ Torvalds remembers.

Read Linus Torvalds: The King of Geeks (And Dad of 3) at Wired.

3 Responses to "Linus Torvalds – The Man Who Said No to God, ahem, Steve Jobs"

  1. Naveen   April 2, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Another cheap tablet from India. This time it comes from a company of some repute. Responds:

    In some corner of India, six months from now a landfill will be filled with these tablets.

    Android tablets are a total disaster.

    As we’ve said from the beginning, the only tablet worth buying is the iPad.

    Only when a single vendor (like Apple) controls Hardware, Software and approval of Apps can the tablet experience be decent.

    Plus, Android is hopelessly fragmented causing great distress to developers.

    Out of desperation over poor sales of Android tablets, Google now plans to sell Tablets directly to consumers. Another disaster in the making. Remember Google’s short-lived foray in selling mobile phones to consumers?

    Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. Naveen   April 4, 2012 at 11:49 am

    The exciting life of the Pope and his bro… It seems so dull and empty compared to Swami Nithyananda ๐Ÿ˜‰ Responds:

    Pope Benedict XVI’s life Dull and Empty?

    Far from it.

    The current Pope was a Nazi in his younger days and the idiot makes colorful statements like condoms aggravate AIDS.

    Just imagine all the Catholic idiots who believe this jackass Benedict XVI and end up with AIDS. Sick f*ck! ๐Ÿ™

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