Happy Birthday, Linus Torvalds!

Posted by hanuca on Dec 28, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Softpedia; By Marius Nestor
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44 years ago, somewhere in Helsinki, the capital and the largest city in Finland, was born Linus Benedict Torvalds, the founding father of Linux and the chief architect of the Linux kernel.

Born on December 28, 1969, Linus Torvalds is a Finnish/American software engineer who created Linux, an open source, POSIX-compliant and UNIX-like operating system for computers. He also created the extremely popular Git revision control system and Subsurface, an open source diving log software.

In 2012, the Technology Academy Finland (previously known as Finnish Technology Award Foundation and Millennium Prize Foundation) awarded Mr. Torvalds with the Millennium Technology Prize for the creation of Linux.

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