9780066620732

Just for Fun : The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary

  • ISBN 13:

    9780066620732

  • ISBN 10:

    0066620732

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/04/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

Once upon a time Linus Torvalds was a skinny unknown, just another nerdy Helsinki techie who had been fooling around with computers since childhood. Then he wrote a groundbreaking operating system and distributed it via the Internet -- for free. Today Torvalds is an international folk hero. And his creation LINUX is used by over 12 million people as well as by companies such as IBM. Now, in a narrative that zips along with the speed of e-mail, Torvalds gives a history of his renegade software while candidly revealing the quirky mind of a genius. The result is an engrossing portrayal of a man with a revolutionary vision, who challenges our values and may change our world.

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