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Linux creator Linus Torvalds nominated for Millennium Technology Prize

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Linux creator Linus Torvalds nominated for Millennium Technology Prize

[quote=BBC News - 13 June 2012]Linux creator Linus Torvalds will find out later if he has won the Millennium Technology Prize and an accompanying cheque for about 1m euros ($1.3m; £800,000) from the Technology Academy of Finland.
He has been nominated for the award in recognition of his creation of the original Linux operating system and his continued work deciding what modifications should be made to its kernel - the code that lets software and hardware work together.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18419231
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Re: Linux creator Linus Torvalds nominated for Millennium Technology Prize

Linus has made great progress since Peanuts
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Linus learnt at an early age the importance of security, when all the other kids laughed at the idea of a security blanket. -  who's laughing now ?  Grin

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Update -
[quote=BBC News]Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, has been named joint winner of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize.
He shares the honour with Dr Shinya Yamanaka, a stem cell scientist.
Technology Academy Finland said Mr Torvalds's achievements had "had a great impact on shared software development, networking and the openness of the web".
It is the first time the bi-annual award has been split. Each man receives 600,000 euros ($752,000; £483,000).
Mr Torvalds developed the first version of a Linux operating system while studying at the University of Helsinki, Finland in 1991.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18423502
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Re: Linux creator Linus Torvalds nominated for Millennium Technology Prize

Shoddy reporting from the BBC.
Linus created the first Linux kernel
The OS came from GNU.
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Re: Linux creator Linus Torvalds nominated for Millennium Technology Prize

The OS lies partially in the kernel - especially in the early days of Linux.  Cheesy