June 4, 2001

Linus to interview on NPR's 'Fresh Air' today

Author: JT Smith

tjhanson writes, "Computer programmer Linus Torvalds: He is the creator of LINUX, a
computer operating system intended to improve upon UNIX. When
Torvalds wrote the original code in 1991, he sent it out on the internet to
allow anyone to make changes and improvements. So LINUX was
developed by a committee of thousands. In the past few years, investors
backed LINUX, thinking it an alternative operating system to Microsoft's. However, with the
recent crash in tech stocks, LINUX suffered. Torvalds has just written a new memoir, called
Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary. (Harper Business)."
http://search.npr.org/freshair/. Check your local public radio listings for the time.


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