Linus Torvalds

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Linus Torvalds

Name: Linus Benedict Torvalds

Born: December 28, 1969, in Helsinki, Finland

Computer-related contributions

Significant publications

  • The Hacker Ethic: A Radical Approach to the Philosophy of Business (2002).
  • Just For Fun (2001).
  • Open Sources: Voices From the Open Source Revolution (1999).


"If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it."

"See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux, you have to be a sneaky bastard too."

"Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect."

"Talk is cheap. Show me the code."