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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missing the point?
by idontcare on Wed 10th Oct 2001 21:57 UTC

I have a hard time understanding this discussion here about care, what Linus does and the best OS. What is the purpose of Linux? Isn't it about to build the "best OS"? Now, what is the best OS? Is it about what the developers want or what the users want? Linux is too valuable to put it into a limited space of a community. I still believe in Linux making it all the way up to the consumer desktop, as an equal alternative to Windows for everybody. It is hard to believe we will get there, if Linus, who is not just the person who works on a tiny part of the whole but as more or less as a symbol of this OS, keeps being unspecific. He has the ability of some kind of leadership and he needs to direct developers in the right direction. Otherwise it will stay a pretty wild playground of the user space with no clear path.