Linus Torvalds

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Linus Torvalds

Name: Linus Benedict Torvalds

Born: December 28, 1969, in Helsinki, Finland

Computer-related contributions

Significant publications

  • Open Sources: Voices from the open Source revolution.
  • Linux Kernel Internals.
  • The Hacker Ethic: A Radical Approach to the Philosophy of Business.
  • Just a little fun.


"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."

"Software is like sex: it's better when it's free."

"Talk is cheap. Show me the code."