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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"What else could I want from my computing environment?"
by mario on Fri 12th Oct 2001 14:28 UTC

How about a decent audio and MIDI sequencer, for example? Graphic and souncards you don't need to configure, the OS detects them immediately and doesn't bothers you one second? Otherwise, Linux -is- cool, I am using it every day, both at work and at home. But I don't create my music on Linux because I can't. And I don't like the problems I have configuring hardware under Linux. Yes, I have been doing that for years now (Slackware user), but that doesn't mean I like it. But the primary problem is, Torvalds doesn't care about anything. He doesn't know what's happening with other OS, but he knows there's nothing technically interesting anyway (that's a demented thing to say). And he very obviously has no vision, and that's the most important problem Linux has. No vision, no future. It doesn't mean I am not going ot use Linux (after all, I am an avid BeOS user, and BeOS has much less of a future than Linux does), but I am not going to bet the success of our programs on the Linux platform, not after this interview. Hobby is hobby, business is business. Linux is out.