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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There's no 'p' in hamster.
by lucid on Wed 10th Oct 2001 18:53 UTC

This has to of been the most boring interview I've ever seen. Could Linus have been any less droll and nonchalant? I guess he's written his book about causing a "revolution" but now he wants to shy away from that metaphor for some reason? Linux is and will always be a programmers toy, a great toy that millions of programmers can play together with and go off and create their own version of the toy and everyone else that builds the toy parts can focus on trying to introduce something old-yet-linuxnew that compiles on X amount of distro's, and fufills everyones software (read: trendy) philosophy. It would be really fun to get everyone together and make a solid distro with specific optimizations between certain packages that can really make the user experience a good one. Windows and MacOS 9.x/10.x may not be as configurable, or "open source,GNU,FreeBeer,Whatever" but it's a fluid and managable workspace with a dedicated hardware and software following that OEM's can get behind. I think to really appreciate linux you have to have a real attitude towards MSZilla and OpenSource that allows you to turn face against modern OS innovations for your cause. I doubt it will ever be anything but a sports car to a programmer, and a waste of time to the average joe that doesn't have a chip on his or her shoulder.