Terry Gross will be interviewing Linus on Fresh Air (National
Public Radio) this afternoon. They will be discussing his book.
"Computer programmer Linus Torvalds: He is the creator
of LINUX, a computer operating system intended to improve upon
UNIX. When Torvalds wrote the original code in 1991, he sent it out
on the internet to allow anyone to make changes and improvements.
So LINUX was developed by a committee of thousands. In the past few
years, investors backed LINUX, thinking it an alternative operating
system to Microsoft's. However, with the recent crash in tech
stocks, LINUX suffered. Torvalds has just written a new memoir,
called Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary.
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