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The top 10 greatest geeks of all time

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| 1: Linus Torvalds
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| 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.
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http://www.itnews.com.au/News/88617,...-all-time.aspx

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


Recent:

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.
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http://www.informationweek.com/news/...ubSection=News


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.
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http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS8580918637.html


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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http://torvalds-family.blogspot.com/...on-parade.html
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