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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Linux is his toy project
by Hyperion on Wed 10th Oct 2001 18:35 UTC

I don't think Linus ever proclaimed himself as a visioneer. After all he wrote an OS that already existed. Other people want him to be something he never was. Even if Linus is not looking at other software, other people do and Linux will be pushed towards this. Note that he is right when he expects most fundamental changes to occur in user-space. Unlike MS (they push everything in the kernel), userspace is the correct place to put most 'kool' tools, the kernel must be flexible, fast and STABLE enough to support whatever you write on top of it. and hey, if you don't like it - use something else or write your own...