Linus The Man Behind Linux
He is the creator and maintainer of Linux Kernel and git distributed revision control designed to handle from small to large projects with speed and efficiency.
- 2014 IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award – recognized and honored as the vision of those whose efforts resulted in the creation and continued vitality of the computer industry.
- 2012 Millennium Technology prize – recognition for creation of a new open source operating system for computers leading to the widely used Linux kernel;
- 2012 Internet hall of fame – Innovators category.
- 2010 C&C Prize – contributions to the advancement of the information technology industry, education, research, and the improvement of our lives.
He worked for Transmeta since February 1997 until June 2003 and then started working on Open Source Development Labs, which has since merged with the Free Standards Group to become the Linux Foundation.
Linux mascot tux is named after is personal mascot with the same name.
Below is a list of things made possible with Linux –
Lately, even Microsoft one of the most powerful Enterprise, when come to closed source code has recognized Linux and is contributing to the Linux Foundation.
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