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Linus on Linux: The Linus Torvalds Interview Part 1

Linus reflects on 18 years of working on Linux, the developer ecosystem and his goal for Linux on the desktop.

Linus Torvalds has led the development of the Linux operating system since its inception nearly 20 years ago. In that time Torvalds has had the opportunity not only to witness the positive cultural and economic changes brought about by Linux but has also been a direct participant in making those changes a reality. And though many things have changed greatly since 1991, one thing remains constant: Linus is still at the helm.

In this interview Torvalds looks back on the operating system he created, the impact of new hardware, and the ubiquitous OS on everything from cellphones to desktops to supercomputers.

linuxdlsazine: You’ve been doing Linux for about 18 years now. That’s not a long time by the standards of academic research, but it is a long time by the standards of the software industry. Many of the core contributors have stuck with Linux even as the…

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