Tagged With linus torvalds

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Is it me, or is Linus Torvalds turning into everyone's favourite drunk uncle? The one that comes to any family gathering, drinks all the wine, slags off the hosts before throwing up in the bushes. It might just be me and my distorted perception of gatherings, but Linus is a laugh-riot when it comes to people he doesn't like. This time he's having a go at Mitt Romney for being "a f**ing moron". Let's dive right into this one.

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A few days ago, Linux creator Linus Torvalds talked in front of students at the Aalto University Center for Entrepreneurship in Otaniemi, Finland. The chat and its Q&A session was around an hour long and while the bulk of it is probably quite interesting, the best bit — by far — occurs at the 49-minute mark when Torvalds delivers his very frank opinion of NVIDIA and its support for Linux.

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A piece by Lee Gomes in the WSJ argues that Linux has a long way to go. Proof of this, he says, is the fact that even back in the open-source mother country, Finland, Linus Torvalds' father and sister use Windows, not Linux. (His mother, however, apparently does use Linux.) Regardless of what Torvalds' dad might think, Linus did get some Windows trash talk in there.