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Just for Fun Linus Torvalds

Just for Fun By Linus Torvalds

Just for Fun by Linus Torvalds


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Summary

This is the story of Linus Torvalds, the maverick Finnish computer genius who invented the powerful LINUX operating system. As well as being free, LINUX is more powerful and stable than anything that Microsoft can offer, thus making Torvalds Bill Gates' number one enemy.

Just for Fun Summary

Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds

This is the story of Linus Torvalds, the maverick Finnish computer genius who invented the powerful LINUX operating system. As well as being free, LINUX is more powerful and stable than anything that Microsoft can offer, thus making Torvalds Bill Gates' number one enemy. Today, LINUX is exploding on to the market, and its creator is household. Linus Torvalds is already a folk hero within the technolgy world, often mobbed at trade shows and forever asked to give interviews by the media. But Torvalds is a most unlikely celebrity: a family man, he lives in a cramped house in Santa Clara with his wife, Tove, a Finnish karate champion, and their two daughters. He claims to this day that he invented LINUX just for fun.

Just for Fun Reviews

Time Magazine/Time Inc Some people are born to lead millions. Others are born to write world-changing software. Only one person does both. Torvalds. Financial Times, June 20, 2001 Linus Torvalds created Linux as a gift - and has forced us to ponder the nature of success.

About Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds is the creator of the LINUX operating system and head of the Open Source movement. He presently works at Transmeta Corp, a secretive company that designs cutting-edge microchips.

Table of Contents

Birth of a nerd; birth of an operating system; king of the ball; intellectual property; an end to control; the amusement ride ahead; why open source makes sense; fame and fortune; the meaning of life II.

Additional information

GOR001141380
9781587990809
1587990806
Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cengage Learning, Inc
20010601
288
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Just for Fun