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ZDNet UK: Linus Torvalds tells his story [preview of autobiography]

Apr 10, 2001, 17:00 (2 Talkback[s])

"When Linux Torvalds was approached by Wired journalist David Diamond to write an autobiography he said: sure, so long as it is fun. The result, Just for Fun, The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary, gives an insight into the life of the man who as much by accident as by design has been hailed as the embodiment of the open source revolution."

"The book is not technical. Instead, it emulates Torvalds' own dominating personality trait to take a pragmatic journey through the events that led to the Linux operating system gaining the massive following that it enjoys today...."

" The writing is pedestrian in style, but that is not important and should not deter anybody who is interested in the concept of Linux and free software in general. What is important, is that the book is eminently readable. There are two reasons for this: First, the book is, as one might expect of such an accomplished programmer, perfectly structured; and second, the subject matter is fascinating."

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