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PRNewswire: PC Magazine Names Winners of 1999 Technical Excellence Awards...Person of the Year

Nov 16, 1999, 20:18 (2 Talkback[s])

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"Eleven breakthrough products have taken top honors in the 1999 PC Magazine Technical Excellence Awards. In addition, Bill Joy of Sun Microsystems was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award and Linux developer Linus Torvalds was named Person of the Year...."

"Person of the Year
Linus Torvalds, the Finnish inventor and trademark holder of the Linux operating system was no overnight success. First released in October 1991, Linux is the most potent and popular leader of the open-source movement in 1999. Torvalds continues to work on the post-Linux 2.2 kernel and he clearly knows the role his operating system plays in the software-development world."

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