Linus has his moments. He’s well-known for having a short-temper, lashing out at a contributor, but he is also known for creating Linux which a significant number of devices these days use, in some form or another. I work with it on a daily basis both at work and at home. Without this guy, I wouldn’t be where I am now. Well, possibly I would still be here, but dealing with cough Windows cough servers instead….
On August 25, Linux creator Linus Torvalds will be in a plane somewhere between Canada and the United States as his handiwork, which has completely changed the world of computing, marks its 25th birthday.
Source: iTWire – No highs, no lows: Linus Torvalds on 25 years of Linux
Also, here’s a TED talk he did