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Linux kernel is getting more reliable, says Linus Torvalds. Plus: What do you need to do to be him?

boltar Silver badge

Re: An exceptional mind

" kickstarted an entire industry"

Well not entirely. Certainly Linux has been the primary force in OSS in the last 2 decades but don't forget the contributions GNU has made (since without them Linux would just be a kernel of academic interest perhaps but little else) along with loads of other unrelated OSS too. Also don't forget all the people who worked on Unix back in the day both paid and - in the case of BSD and Minix - mostly not. Without them Linux wouldn't exist at all (perhaps it would be LinVMS? ;). Shoulders of giants etc.

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