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PC Magazine: Person of the Year [Linus Torvalds]

Nov 17, 1999, 01:44 (3 Talkback[s])

"The Finnish inventor and trademark holder of Linux, Linus Torvalds was no overnight success. The seeds of Linux were planted at the start of this decade. Within a year of learning Unix and C programming — and picking apart a Unix-like operating system called Minix — Torvalds began developing the operating system whose name was adapted from his own. Although Linux did not introduce the concept of open-source system development... Linux is the most potent and popular leader of the open-source movement in 1999."

"Thousands of advocates, users, and programming contributors from around the world are making Linux's core technology the basis for systems and applications that advance the concept into the next century.

Since its first release in October 1991, Linux has evolved to support nearly all the features of a modern, multitasking, multiple-user operating system. And the companies distributing it include a who's-who list of the most innovative and powerful"

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