Linus Torvalds

Software Engineer Linus Torvalds Full Name: Linus Torvalds

United States of America

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.

Born: December 28, 1969 (48 years old)
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events in the Life of Linus Torvalds

  • 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

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