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Linus Torvalds

Software Engineer Linus Torvalds

Profession: Software Engineer

United States of America

Biography: Torvalds was the principal developer of the Linux kernel, which became the kernel for the widely-used Linux operating system.

Linux also became the basis for the popular Android and Chrome OS operating systems.

Born: December 28, 1969
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Age: 52 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events

  • 1991-08-25 Linux is born when Linus Torvalds sends off an email announcing his project to create a new computer operating system
  • 1992-07-14 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, starting the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds release "Linux" soon afterwards

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