Profession: Software Engineer
Why Famous: Torvalds was the principal developer of the Linux kernel, which became the kernel for the widely-used Linux operating system. In addition to that it is the basis for Android and Chrome OS.
- 1991-08-25 Linux was born when Linus Torvalds sent off the email announcing his project to create a new 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.