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 Robin Rosenberg on Mon 15th Oct 2001 20:41 UTC

I think it is ok for Linus to have this attitude. What makes this intervju boring is the kind of questions asked, since the editor could well have known the answers the from earlier interviews. If you try to just keep reimplementing what others (FreeBSD, Micro$soft etc) does means loosing both the initiative and the FUN. I don't think (my guess) that Linus literally doesn't care about the other OS's, but that he simply will not let other set his priorities regarding Linux. Besided I think it is good that different OS's have different priorities because that means more ideas get tested in parallel. Good ideas from whatever source eventually get included in most OS's. As for technical innovations i Linux, BSD etc. What is really new? Many (most?) things in todays computers are improved and standardized variants of conceots that appeared in real OS's during the 60's and 70's. There aren't many of us though that know these dinosaurs and even then the terminology is so different.