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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The interview clearly shows that a technician is developing the kernel. Quite good, it garantees that the kernel will stay stable and state-of-the-art. Every OS needs people that develop and other people that practice politics. Let Linus do what he is best at, let others do what is their profession. One of the best parts of Linux is the way the kernel is seperated from userspace. Gives the users the chance to keep up to date with drivers, but at the same time the chance to use any program (even very old ones) they like. No need to update the distribution every two weeks for example. By being itself the Linux-kernel leaves much of the "competition" behind. But please don't compare things that aren't compareble. It's good to compare Linux used as a router with Cisco-routers, but don't compare it with WindowsME at the same time. Or compare Linux/KDE/OpenOffice with WindowsME and Office2000, but not with HPLUX at the same time. Anyway for me Linux is a good solution for my needs, for many others too, so Linus is doing a good job. As are many others.