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Linus Torvalds - People

Linus Torvald is the creator of the underground and now famous Linux operating system, created initially as a hobby by the young student at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Linus had an interest in Minix, a small UNIX system, and decided to develop a system that exceeded the Minix standards. He began his work in 1991 when he released version 0.02 and worked steadily until 1994 when version 1.0 of the Linux Kernel was released.

This is the only operating system developed by freelance programmers who collaborated from all over the world. Torvald started with UNIX and C classes in the early 1990's.

Linus' contact information is available freely on the web and is:

Snail-mail (work):
     Linus Torvalds
     Transmeta Corp 
     3940 Freedom Circle 
     Santa Clara, CA 95054 
Phone (work): 
     +1 (408) 327 9830 x328