10 Interesting Facts About Linus Torvalds - The Linux Creator
His full name is Linus Benedict Torvalds. He was named after Nobel prize winner- Linus Pauling
Linus got his first computer at the age of 10 and it was Commodore Vice 20
Steve Jobs in 2000, approached Linus to work for Apple but he rejected the offer and continued work for Linux.
He wanted to change the Linux name as “Freex” as in free but later dropped that idea
Linus is also credited for creating Git, which is widely used in Software development as a version control system.
Linus is a scuba diver. He even created a scuba logging software - Subsurface
An asteroid - 9885 Linux , was named after him.
He is married to Tove Torvalds, who was once his student. Tove Torvalds was six times Finnish Karate champion
Linus created Linux kernel because he was not having enough cash to buy UNIX
Once in an interview Torvalds used F word for NVIDIA because of it's lack of support in Linux