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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Don't care about other OSes
by Sjaak Zomer on Wed 10th Oct 2001 21:45 UTC

Well you got it. Linus is only interested in what happens in Linux. A big mystery is solved: now we know why Linux didn't copies the biggest invention of Microsoft, the BSOD. Linus is working on the kernel and trying to get it as good as possible, he doesn't care about Product Activation or Internet Explorer integration in Windows because this is a no issue in Linux. A kernel should be small and fast. Everything else is UserLand. The kernel consists of drivers, memory management, interface with hardware and so on. Nothing more. Based on those idea's what happens in Windows, Solaris, MacOS or other OSes is NOT important. Linus is interested in getting the job done.