PC Week: Gates, Torvalds vie for title of ‘developer’s developer’

“While Gates, like Torvalds, addressed an overflow crowd, the
two presentations couldn’t have been more different in style and

“Torvalds, who kept the sweltering crowd attentive by
entertaining audience questions and concerns throughout his
hour-long presentation, seemed more like the Gates of years ago
than did Gates himself.”

“Greeted by a standing ovation, Torvalds calmed users’ concerns
about potential splintering of “the little OS that could.” Torvalds
also managed to throw in a few Microsoft slams, keeping the Linux
faithful happy. When the lights temporarily went out, Torvalds
wondered aloud, “What’s going on in this place? The whole show
floor is controlled by Microsoft.”


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