Linus Torvalds

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Linus Torvalds
Linus Torvalds.jpeg
Torvalds in 2002
BornLinus Benedict Torvalds
(1969-12-28) 28 December 1969 (age 50)
Helsinki, Finland
ResidenceDunthorpe, Oregon, Unitit States[1]
NaitionalityFinnish, (naituralised as an American in 2010)[2]
Alma materVarsity o Helsinki (M.S.)[3]
ThriftSaftware ingineer
EmployerLinux Foundation
Kent forLinux kernel, Linux, git, Subsurface
Hauf-marrae(s)Tove Torvalds
ParentsNils Torvalds (faither)
Anna Torvalds (mither)[4]
RelativesLeo Törnqvist (grandfaither)
Ole Torvalds (grandfaither)

Linus Benedict Torvalds (/ˈlnəsˈtɔːrvɔːldz/;[5] Swadish: [ˈliːn.ɵs ˈtuːr.valds] ( listen); born December 28, 1969) is a Finnish-American saftware ingineer[2][6] wha is the creator an, for a lang time, principal developer, o the Linux kernel; which acame the kernel for operatin seestems such as the Linux operatin seestem, Android, an Chrome OS. He an aa creatit the distributit reveesion control seestem Git an the divin loggin an planning saftware Subsurface. He wis honoured, alang wi Shinya Yamanaka, wi the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize bi the Technology Academy Finland "in recogneetion o his creation o a new open soorce operatin seestem for computers leadin tae the widely uised Linux kernel".[7] He is an aa the recipient o the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Awaird.[8]

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  1. Rogoway, Mike (June 7, 2005). "Linus Torvalds, Incognito Inventor". The Oregonian. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2009-05-23. Retrieved July 8, 2014. A sort of anti-celebrity, he is plainly ambivalent about fame and content to stay nestled at home in a tony cluster of million-dollar houses atop the densely forested hills of the Dunthorpe neighborhood.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Citizen Linus". September 13, 2010.
  3. "Linus Torvalds 2008 Fellow".[deid airtin]
  4. "Linux Online – Linus Torvalds Bio". Archived frae the oreeginal on June 26, 2004. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
  5. "Linux Pronunciation".
  6. Rogoway, Mike (September 14, 2010). "Linus Torvalds, already an Oregonian, now a U.S. citizen". The Oregonian. Retrieved September 16, 2010.
  7. "Technology Academy Finland – Stem cell pioneer and open source software engineer are 2012 Millennium Technology Prize laureates". April 19, 2012. Archived frae the oreeginal on January 17, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  8. "Computer-Pioneer-Award".