MSNBC: Linus Torvalds – Microsoft killer?

“He’s a cult figure on the Internet, the patron saint of
anti-Microsoft forces in the computing world. Hundreds of Web pages
sing his praises (AltaVista says over 19,000 mention his name).
Software he created is discussed nearly every day in a Washington,
D.C., courtroom, where Microsoft argues that the existence of Linux
proves there is no operating system monopoly. Far from basking in
the spoils of his star status, Linus Torvalds toils every day, like
any Silicon Valley code-crunching geek.”