Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 10th Oct 2001 16:20 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we have a special guest in the series of interviews we conducting here at OSNews. Linus Torvalds, the well known Linux founder, is with us to discuss everything about the kernel, Microsoft, the naming of GNU/Linux and the future. Read on!
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Not impressed with Linus as a leader of Linux
by Scott on Wed 10th Oct 2001 18:26 UTC

Linus seems pretty ignorant for a leader of a major operating system. Makes me wonder about Linux's future. Some informative quotes: "I don't actually follow other operating systems much. I don't compete - I just worry about making Linux better than itself, not others." That's great that Linux won't use any innovations from some very smart people working on different operating systems. Linux will just reinvent its own innovations. <p>"I don't use a marketing eye, I simply don't care." Is Linux a developer or project manager? At the very least he doesn't seem to want more than a software development part in Linux's future.</p> <p>I'll close this comment out with a very insightful self-explanatory quote by Linus: "I was never a "big thinker". One of my philosophies in Linux has always been to not worry about the future too much."</p>