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LINUS TORVALDS – One of my favourite person

Currently I’m studying a book named “Beginning Ubuntu Linux”. Where I found some words of Linux Torvalds (the creator of Linux Kernel). So, I think to share that words to my blog readers:

Linus Benedict Torvalds was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1969. A member of the minority Swedish-speaking population, he attended the University of Helsinki from 1988 to 1996, graduating with a Masters degree in Computer Science.

He started Linux not through a desire to give the world a first-class operating system but with other goals in mind. Its inspiration is in part due to Helsinki winters being so cold. Rather than leave his warm flat and trudge through the snow to the university’s campus in order to use its powerful minicomputer, he wanted to be able to connect to it from home! He also wanted to have a platform to use to experiment with the properties of the Intel 386, but that’s another story. Torvalds needed an operating system capable of such tasks.Linux was born.

It took Torvalds the better part of a year to come up with the very first version of Linux, during which he worked alone in a darkened room. In 1991, he announced his creation to the world, describing Linux as “just a hobby,” and saying it would never be big. It wouldn’t be until 1994 that it reached version 1.0. In the early days, Torvalds’s creation was fairly primitive. He was passionate that it should be free for everyone to use, and so he released it under a software license that said that no one could ever sell it.

However, he quickly changed his mind, adopting the GNU Public License. Torvalds was made wealthy by his creation, courtesy of the boom of the late 1990s, even though this was never his intention; he was driven by altruism. Nowadays, he lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and children, having moved to the United States from Finland in the late 1990s.
Initially, Torvalds worked for Transmeta, developing CPU architectures as well as overseeing kernel development, although this wasn’t part of his official work. He still programs the kernel, but currently he over-sees the Open Source Development Lab, an organization created to encourage open source adoption in industry and which is also referred to as the home of Linux.

Ubuntu vs Fedora

Wow! Excellent! Nice!

I’m very exciting to work in Ubuntu Linux version 7.10. Before this I used Fedora Core 8. My previous linux os system experience was Mandrake Linux 7, 8, 9 and 10 and later Mandriva linux. After then beside Windows XP I used Linux Fedora. But Now I realized everything I needed is in Ubuntu.

  • For Home User, I found Ubunty (Gusty Edition) is more faster than Fedora Core 8.
  • For playing vedio: I downloaded VLC Player. It could play every media file including those that need to play in Herosoft of Windows XP.
  • Totem Player is also very nice as like as VLC Player.
  • I downloaded XMMS player to play audio files.
  • I also downloaded GNOCHM to read .chm file.
  • I could connect internet from my Nokia 6300 & Grameen Phone SIM.
  • Here I also have, GIMP (like Photoshop in Windows).
  • There are a lot of softwares developed and found for Ubuntu Linux in internet.
  • I’m free from virus tension!!! Because windows virus couldn’t work in Linux.
  • Today I installed NetBeans in my Ubuntu. And I found it runs slower in my laptop compare to Windows Version.

So, I decided not to move in Windows. But as a developer sometimes, I’ve to develop C# .Net application. Only few cases I’ve to move in Windows. Otherwise I’m very satisfied in my Ubuntu Linux.

To develop Java applications, Net Beans IDE linux version, JDK linux version are available. And XAMPP linux version is also available for developing PHP +Apache + MySql Application.

Oh!! User interface and special effects are more beautiful and exciting than Windows Vista or Xp. Would you not believe until you see it.

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