Linus Torvalds

Internet addict sent to an anti-addiction boot camp is no longer an addict. Because he's dead

Staff at one of China's internet addiction clinics have been arrested after a teenager sent there for rehabilitation was found dead after 48 …

Boot Camp

Chiselled demigods and muscled heroes: Tom of Finland’s iconic images

New film about Nordic animator who was behind hugely influential post-war gay erotica

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Open-source advocate sued over comments on kernel hardening group

A group that supplies a hardening patch for the Linux kernel has sued a well-known free and open-source practitioner for claiming that the patches in …


Why Github can't host the Linux Kernel Community

A while back at the awesome maintainerati I chatted with a few great fellow maintainers about how to scale really big open source projects, and how …

Linux Kernel

Linus Torvalds pens vintage 'f*cking' rant at kernel dev's 'utter BS'

Dev bounces back with 'fair enough' as rc3 for 4.13 landsLinux overlord Linus Torvalds has fired off an expletive-laden rant of the sort that only he …


Email2git: Matching Linux Code with its Mailing List Discussions ( is carrying an article about email2git by its developer, Alexandre Courouble. Email2git is a way to match up commits and the email thread …


Linux guru Linus Torvalds is reviewing gadgets on Google+

No, we don't know why either. Google+ is a ghost town


Linus Torvalds: Gadget reviewer | ZDNet

When Linus Torvalds isn't working on Linux, he's tinkering with gadgets, and now he's reviewing them on Google+.<p>If you know anything about Linus …


Systemd vs. the Linux Kernel

The incident began with a patch to the Linux kernel intended to limit the actions of binaries run with another user’s privileges, especially root. …


​The ultimate Linux workstation: The Dell 5720 AIO | ZDNet

If you want to do serious Linux programming, why not spend the money to get the best available workstation?<p>Linus Torvalds describes Linux's secret …


Linux 4.13 RC1 arrives: 'Get testing' says ​Linus Torvalds | ZDNet

The first candidate release of the Linux kernel 4.13 has arrived.<p>Linus Torvalds took the wraps off the first Linux 4.13 kernel release candidate on …


Linus Torvalds may have damned systemd with faint praise

He's definitely set Linux 4.13 ball rolling, with Intel Canonlake support and scaled-up Xen VMsLinux 4.13 is under way. Linus Torvalds pulled one of …


Taking the first step on the journey

<i>This column is from The MagPi issue 58. You can download a PDF of the full issue for free, or subscribe to receive the print edition in your mailbox</i> …

Raspberry Pi

How open source took over the world

Open source software has come a long way in 25 years

Open Source Movement

Fedora 26 Brings New Boltron Modularity Technology to Linux Servers

Red Hat's community Linux distribution set to debut its second major milestone release of 2017.


Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

We've got a double-winner this week, taking first place on both the insightful and funny sides. The comment came from <b>kallethen</b> in response to the …


Linux just got one of its biggest kernel updates yet says Linus Torvalds | ZDNet

One of the bigger updates to the Linux kernel has arrived. Go out and use it, says Torvalds.<p>Linux creator Linus Torvalds on Sunday announced the …


The Myth of the Commodity Coder

There seems to be a common misconception that software programming is a skilled labor vocation, rather than a specialized or professional career. …


Some Really Stupid Things Uttered By Some Really Smart People

"Remain calm, all is well."<p>--Kevin Bacon, "Animal House"<p>History is littered with very smart people saying very stupid things.<p>Here are some examples …


Linus Torvalds slams 'pure garbage' from 'clowns' at grsecurity

'I stopped trying to be polite about their BS', says Torvalds who plans Linux 4.12 next weekLinux lord Linus Torvalds thinks he'll be able to give …


How to build a great career, according to the biggest names in IT

Photo credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWhether you’re a recent graduate fresh out of college or a programming veteran, a piece of …


Video: Linus Torvalds Explains How Linux Still Surprises and Motivates Him

Linus Torvalds took to the stage in China for the first time Monday at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China in Beijing. In front of a crowd of …


Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman both have new Linux in mind

4.12 might emerge next week, 4.14 dubbed next LTS releaseLinux lords Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman have clarified Linux's short term future.


The New Era Of Mass Collaboration

In 1991, Linus Torvalds released the Linux kernel on the Internet and invited anyone who wanted to download, use and modify it. In an amazingly short …


The open source community is nasty and that's just the docs

Survey of ~6,000 contributors also finds widespread harassment, gender imbalanceThe open source community is nasty in many ways, according to a …


Covfefe and the minefield of internet pronunciation

How do we decide the best way to say words coined online?<p>Donald Trump was likely making a typo when he coined "covfefe" in a midnight Tweet, but it …


Microsoft uses open-source software to create Windows

Windows will almost certainly never be open source, but virtually all Microsoft Windows engineers are now using the open-source program Git to build …


MKRFox1200 Weather Station

<b>Hey folks!</b><p>In this tutorial, I am going to explain how to make a quick and simple weather station connected with Sigfox and using Arduino.<p><b>Firstly,</b> …


CNN - How Linux got so dang hot - August 22, 1998

CNN WEB SITES:<p>TIME INC. SITES:<p>MORE SERVICES:<p>DISCUSSION:<p>SITE GUIDES:<p>FASTER ACCESS:<p>WEB SERVICES:<p>How Linux got so dang hot<p>August 22, 1998<br>Web posted at: 9:00 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT)<p><i>by Andy Eddy</i><p>(IDG) -- "I think I can, I think I can."<p>That's the sound of Linux, the open source, "freeware" operating system, …


Linus Torvalds stops personally signing Linux kernel RC tarballs

But Linux 4.12 rc1 made it out before Mother's Day anyway, thanks to new planLinus Torvalds might just be a big softie after all. The …