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Linus Torvalds prepares to move the Linux kernel to modern C

We all know Linux is written in C. What you may not know is that it's written in a long-outdated C dialect: The 1989 version of the C language standard, C89. This is also known as ANSI X3.159-1989, or ANSI C. Linus Torvalds has decided that enough is enough and will move Linux's official C to 2011's C11 standard.
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No, Linus Torvalds is not Bitcoin's legendary creator Satoshi Nakamoto

One of the great tech mysteries is "Who really is Bitcoin's inventor, the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto?" Recently, some people thought Linus Torvalds, the developer behind both the world's most popular operating system, Linux, and its most popular development tool, the Git distributed version control (DVC) system, had also claimed he was the world's most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, inventor: The perplexing Satoshi Nakamoto.
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Linus Torvalds Confesses: Is the Father of Linux also the Father of Bitcoin?

Linux creator Linus Torvalds seems to be claiming that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the father of Bitcoin. Is he joking or is this the real deal?. This is how the drama started. Torvalds modified a single line in the Linux Kernel, which has left everyone in a spin. The modification says ‘Name = I am Satoshi.’
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The lost talks from Linus Torvalds at DECUS'94

This is the long-promised Christmas present to all those good little girls and. It was November of 1993 when I received my first CD of what was advertised as "A. complete Unix system with source code for 99 USD". While I was dubious about. this claim (since the USL vs...
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Linus Torvalds: Juggling chainsaws and building Linux

Thirty years ago, give or take, Linus Torvalds created Linux. At the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit last week, Torvalds talked with his good friend and VMware VP and chief open-source officer Dirk Hohndel about Linux's history. First things first, they talked about the actual date of Linux's birthday. Hohndel...
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Linus Torvalds on 30 years of Linux, Rust and the open-source community

The operating system that powers of the world’s top servers and cloud infrastructure as well as the internet, Android smartphones, supercomputers, connected cars and the International Space Station was almost named “Freax.”. “I think I emailed five people about the 0.0 release,” said Linus Torvalds (pictured, left), the inventor of...
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Linus Torvalds reveals the 'true' anniversary of Linux code

Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds has announced Linux 5.15-rc2, the second release candidate for the next version of the Linux kernel. Torvalds's weekly Sunday wrap-up marked the progress in the Linux kernel but he has also taken the time to point out the thirtieth anniversary of Linux v0.01, which he uploaded from Helsinki on the evening of September 17, 1991.
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Linus Torvalds: Get ready for another 30 years of Linux

Linus Torvalds has noted the 30th anniversary of the creation Linux kernel - while pointing out that those working on the open source system still have plenty of work ahead of them. Most outside the tech industry will be unaware that Linux has reached such a milestone, even though the...
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Linux turns 30: ​Linus Torvalds on his "just a hobby" operating system

In 1991, Unix was an important but secondary x86 operating system. That year, on August 25, a mild-mannered Finnish graduate student named Linus Benedict Torvalds announced on the Usenet group comp.os.minix that he was working on "a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones." No one knew it, not even Torvalds, but the technology was going to change forever.
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Linus Torvalds Calls On Paragon To Send In The New NTFS Driver

One year ago was the surprise of Paragon Software wanting to mainline their NTFS Linux kernel driver. The Paragon "NTFS3" kernel driver provides much better read/write support for Microsoft's NTFS file-system than what is available with other kernel or FUSE options for this file-system support on Linux. It looks like this driver might finally be mainlined soon.
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Linus Torvalds Encourages Kernel Developers & Everyone To Get Vaccinated

Linus Torvalds is known primarily in the past for his colorful scripture on the Linux kernel mailing list while today he does have a passionate and important read on the LKML around vaccinations for COVID-19. While Linus Torvalds' language hastoned down on the kernel mailing list in recent years, which were well known often during very heated technical arguments, today he impassioned plea for everyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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