The Founder of Linux OS is Linus Torvalds – True Geek

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We all have been using Linux operating system.But do you actually know the person who gave the world this wonderful piece of software? Let us look a peep into his life including his career, likes, and achievements.This article would be a token of our love and respect towards him, so keep reading the article to know The Founder of Linux OS.

 Early Life of Linus Torvalds:


    • The name Linus was inspired from the name of the famous physical chemist and the Nobel Prize winner.
    • His father Nils and mother Anna Torvalds were both radicalsat the Helsinki University during the early 1960s.
    • Despite the fact that his parents were divorced when he was young he lived a conventional yet a happy childhood.
    • The person who deeply influenced this young boy was a professor of statistics at the University and was his maternal grandfather.
    • From childhood onwards it was noticed that the boy was keenly interested in the field of science, typically in the field of computers.
    • He was too bored using the same programs on the system that he led to invent the new ones.
    • And this is how came the new and this time the innovative operating system, Linux.

What is Age of Linux

On being unsatisfactory with the usage of his first computer, a 32-bit computer with the 68008 processor running at the speed of 7.5 MHz.He made up his mind to work in this field and later became successful and renowned to the whole world..It was in the year 1990 that he studied c programming language to write the Linux kernel..And in the year 1991 he in his new system started to work towards his aim and finally on 25th August 1991 he announced his work and the creation of the MINIX newsgroup..Finally on September 17th of the same year he completed and launched the new version i.e. 0.01 of his operating system which later became known as Linux..

Awards and Achievements of Founder of Linux

  • He has been awarded numerous awards for his immense contribution.
  • In the year 1996 the asteroid 9793 was named after him.
  • In the year 1998 he received an EEF pioneer award.



  • In the year 1999 he was honored with the doctor status at the Stockholm University.
  • It was in the year 2000 when he received the doctor degree and the status from the famous university Helsinki.
  • Also in the same year he was awarded the great Lovelace Model.
  • Other awards include that of the best managers
  • 100 greatest Finns and many more

Some Interesting facts about Linus Torvalds

  • He is an expert in calculating the countless loops and can answer in seconds without pen and paper.
  • It is unknown but he does not like to mount his drives.
  • It may sound funny but he never debugs his program as they are always perfect.
  • Even in a dead badger Linux can be installed by him.
  • He can kill chuck Norris as well as run kill -9.
  • He is capable enough to install Gentoo in just a week.
  • Also, he is capable enough to write NTFS.
  • He uses two and two buttons on his keyboard i.e 1 and 0.
  • The first ever program written by him had artificial intelligence.
  • He is known to have finished Linux Kernel a day before he actually started it.
  • He uses netcat for surfing the web.
  • It may astonish you but all his source codes compile on their own without any external support.
  • Also, he never requires booting.


Present life of Linus Torvalds

After spending a crucial part of his life he decided to move to California in the year 1997. For now he is working on the Linux kernel which is based in Beaverton in Oregon.Also he is a very modest and down to earth person and still busy in his research in the field of computers.

He has been known and will be known to the world for his commendable contribution.