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 a kernel!
by Leadfoot on Wed 10th Oct 2001 21:09 UTC

Linus said it himself. All the interesting things will be happening in user space. This is not a change in ideals for him. This is the way Linux has always been. More over, it's the was unicen have ALWAYS worked! Linus merely remade an OS that already existed, made it (mostly) compatible, and made it stable. X windows, Gnome, KDE, etc... These are all user space programs! The bash shell, xterm, etc, all user space! And Linus had nothing to do with them, and most of them already existed, with or without his help. I don't understand why people see Linus as some great leader. All he is is a guy who programmed a good, solid basis for a free OS. Not even the whole OS. People, the "future of Linux" lies not with Linus Torvalds. He's merely the guy who wrote the foundation. You want people to look up to? Look at GNU, they're the ones who made the phenomenon we know now as Linux possible, and had every bit as much to do with it's success as Linus did.