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Linus Torvalds: The King of Geeks (And Dad of 3)

Mar 21, 2012, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"If you meet Linus Torvalds, he comes off as a mild-mannered, down-to-earth Finnish-American. He lives with his wife Tove, three kids, a cat, a dog, a snake, a goldfish, a bunny and a pet rat in a comfortable 6,000 square foot home just north of Portland?s tony Lake Oswego neighborhood. The house is yellow ? his favorite color ? and so's the Mercedes.

But he's not really like any of his neighbors. He drives his Mercedes fast, slamming the car into gear and flooring it. There?s no coaxing, no hesitation. Either the hammer is down, or the car is at rest. And he has an abnormal number of stuffed penguins on his mantle.

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