Articles Tagged Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds Shares His Thoughts on Microsoft’s New-Found Love for Linux

Linus Torvalds was asked if he thinks there's anything to fear from Microsoft's recent embrace of all things Linux and open source — this is what he said.

7 October 2019
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Linux Kernel 5.2 Released, This is What’s New

The much anticipated Linux Kernel 5.2 release is now available to download, and it’s a bit of a whopper! “Each and every update to the Linux kernel brings a wealth of improvements, and Linux 5.2 […]

8 July 2019
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Happy Birthday Linux!

Happy 26th birthday Linux! Yes, it’s that time of the year once again, the day which most open-source enthusiasts consider to be the famous kernel’s formal founding. It was on this day 26 years ago […]

25 August 2017

Happy 25th Birthday, Linux!

If you're a big fan of Linux then you'll know that today, August 25, is pretty special. Legendary, in fact.

25 August 2016

Linus Torvalds’ Workspace Is Nothing Like I Imagined (Video)

If you've ever found yourself wondering what sort of workspace environment the creator of Linux works from, it's your lucky day.

18 July 2014

NSA Wanted Backdoor Access In Linux, Says Linus Torvalds’ Father

The United States' National Security Agency (NSA) are alleged to have to asked the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, to create 'backdoors' into GNU/Linux through which they could access.

19 November 2013
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Linux.conf.au 2012 Early Bird Registrations Open, First Keynote Speaker Announced

It's that time of year again. It didn't feel like long since I was reporting on Linux Conference Australia 2011 way back in January this year, where we interviewed the founder of Linux Linus Torvalds, an early Canonical employee and GNOME release manager Jeff Waugh, and covered everything from Linux-powered robots to liveblogging Google's Vice President Vint Cerf's opening keynote. Linux.conf.au is back again next year, hosted in Ballarat (just outside Melbourne, Australia) and once again at least one representative from OMG! Ubuntu! will make the trip to report on a weeks' worth of exciting Linux news, showcasing and project launches. Make the jump for more information, and detail on the first keynote speaker - GNOME's Executive Director Karen Sandler.

25 September 2011
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Linux Turns 20 Years Old

Today is a very special day for Linux.

25 August 2011
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Linus Torvalds announces stable release of Linux kernel 3.0

Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux kernel 3.0 on his Google+ profile after a short delay earlier this week. So what's new? Well, not a lot really. The new release sees a few new patches and standard affair, as well as a bit of older cruft removed, but as Linus explains in his announcement to the Linux kernel mailing list in May, 3.0 won't feature a bunch of new stuff, rather it's simply a version bump to bring the kernel up to 3.0 after almost twenty years of existence. Make the jump for the full rundown.

22 July 2011
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Our exclusive interview with Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds has probably done more for the world than many know, and his influence stretches far and wide throughout all corners of the globe with a variety of amazing implementations of his original vision that started almost two decades ago. Whether you know it or not, at some stage in your day-to-day life you probably come into contact with Torvalds' work. Without him, many wouldn't be where they are today, Ubuntu wouldn't exist and Free Software wouldn't be such a prevalent mainstream ideology used by millions. I caught up with Linus for a chat in Brisbane to get his opinion on Ubuntu, Linux in the mobile space and find out what new stuff is happening in the kernel this year.

29 January 2011

Days 3 and 4 of #LCA2011; rockets, balloons, Linus Torvalds

Days three and four of LCA2011 have passed, and now we are almost halfway through the fifth day, Friday. The past couple of days have been quite interesting, with many very cool talks, two social events in the evenings and I got lucky enough to spend some time with Linus Torvalds!

28 January 2011