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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by John-K on Thu 11th Oct 2001 12:28 UTC

Sounds like he's really not bothered about the direction of Linux. I bet the investers in Linux are dissapointed to hear that the creator of the OS is not too bothered about its future. I guess Solaris will continue to be the dominant unix OS in business. IBM have adopted Linux, but then IBM have adopted most OS's (except Solaris). Any OS will do for IBM as long as it shifts its big hardware machines. If Linux fizzles out, I doubt Big Blue will care. It may have invested $1Bn, but then it can afford that kind of 'betting money', so it's no real indicator of success. It'd probably have payed that to develop an OS like Linux+marketing. It's still got AIX. I'm a Linux Sysadm, and I doubt this Linux market will make me much money in industry, so I'm gonna start looking at Solaris. Glum.