What if Linus Torvalds Would Have Accepted Job Proposal of Steve Jobs?

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Avishek Kumar

I am a major in computer science, love to research nix. I love to write codes and scripts, review distros, experiment Foss Technologies, write technical articles, Hack, of course Ethically. I am working as System Administrator (nix) for a NGO.

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29 Responses

  1. vaibhav rokade says:

    Very Nice Articles!! thanx… @@@##

  2. vaibhav rokade says:

    Very Nice Articles!! thanx…

  3. Anuj says:

    Thanks for sharing awsm info :-)

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  4. hdaz says:

    What a great re-writing of history, by the year 2000 everyone and their puppy were into Linux….

    03rd April 2000 – Red Hat 6.2 was released
    15th August 2000 – Debian 2.2

    Linux Foundation sponsors Torvalds, so that Linux can give all his time for the development of Linux.

    Erm you forgot the superhero’s / Messiah’s name :)

    anyway depending on the date this offer was put forward, it was also the year IBM announced it was spending a few pennies on Linux.

  5. mouhammed says:

    I’ve learned more about Linus. Thanks a lot.

  6. Warren says:

    Interesting article. I hope you are not offended if I point out that correct usage is “What if Linus Torvalds HAD Accepted …”, not “would have accepted”. I’m seeing more people misuse “would have” recently. It goes ONLY in the “then” part, not the “if” part — for example, you would say, “If he had accepted, the world would have been different.”

  7. Eric Soulliage says:

    Linus is to Xgen geeks what Richie and Thomson where to the previous generation. like de Icaza ,Stallman and so many others , they made the Community of geeks , and for this my eternal Kudos

  8. George Taylor says:

    Not taking anything away from Torvalds, his contribution to the world of IT will always be phenomenal, but if you want to play the “What if” game…. what would the world have been like had Jobs not visited PARC in 1969?

  9. John says:

    ” We wont be having Linux” -> completely false.
    Linux has been around since 1991…

    And “so that Linux can give all his time for the development of Linux.” I think you meant “so that Linus can give all his time for the development of Linux.”

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