NVIDIA has responded to the harsh words from Linux chief architect Linus Torvalds. As a guest speaker at Aalto University in Finland, Torvalds said that NVIDIA was the worst company Linux has ever dealt with and said “f**k you” to the company on camera. NVIDIA’s PR department has responded to Torvalds. Below is their response:
Linus Torvalds Posts
Linus Torvalds, the chief architect of the Linux kernel, is not happy with Nvidia’s lack of Linux support. During a Q&A session at Aalto University in Finland, Torvalds said that Nvidia was the “the single worst company we’ve ever dealt with.” He then said “f**k you” to Nvidia and stuck his middle finger at the camera. Torvalds pointed out that Nvidia’s Tegra line of ARM chips is selling well because of Android, which is a mobile operating system built from Linux. In the video below, fast forward to 49:30 to see Torvalds bashing on Nvidia.
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Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, has received the $1.3 million Finland Millennium Technology Prize. “Open source only really works if everybody is contributing for their own selfish reasons,” stated Torvalds in an interview with the BBC. Torvalds will be sharing the prize with Japanese stem cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka.
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GitHub Now Hosts Over 2.2 Million Source Code RepositoriesGitHub Now Hosts Over 2.2 Million Source Code Repositories
GitHub is now hosting over 2.2 million source code repositories that is being visited by 1.3 million users. Wired has published an article about the origins of the company and service, which includes the story about how Linus Torvalds created Git in 2005 so that anybody can modify their own version of Linux or any software project and then share the changes with anyone else with the touch of a button. GitHub essentially simplifies the command-line interface associated with Git.
In this picture Linus Torvalds is giving Windows 7 a thumbs up in Japan. Torvalds is the man behind open source Linux operating system. Why is he doing this? Perhaps Torvalds wants to keep it classy unlike the Apple CEO when he flipped off the IBM building. Sometimes these pictures come back to haunt you many years later. Another theory is that Linus is pointing out that only one copy has been sold off the shelf.