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Smart Reseller: Man of the Century: Linus Torvalds?

Aug 04, 1999, 04:23 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"He's ahead of Bill Gates on Time magazine's list of the top 100 VIPs. And Linux fans haven't even weighed in yet."

"Time magazine, like every other publication in the world, is planning a top 100 important people of the century list. And at No. 15 is none other than the father of Linux, Linus Torvalds -- and that's his rank without the bulk of Linux fandom rallying behind him."

"Can Torvalds catch and surpass No. 14 (Madonna)? Maybe. You might expect Linux fans, many of whom have never met a poll they didn't like, to be crowding into Time's virtual polling booth to push their man over the top."

"Microsoft CEO Bill Gates currently is No. 17 on Time's list. That fact alone might inspire Linux participants. What Linux supporters wouldn't be pleased to see their man ranked above Mr. Windows?"

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