Who Is Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds is the founder and chief architect of the Linux operating system. In 1991, as a young student from the University of Helsinki, he decided that he wanted to write a new operating system that would be more powerful than MSDOS, and freely distributable.

Linus sent out mail over the net to enlist people in creating such an operating system, and in a short (less than three years) timeframe went from nothing to a distributed opertating system.

Since that time Linux has grown in the computer community to have:

Documentation about linux can be found at the Linux Documentation Project page.