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

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34 Responses

  1. Keith Reynolds says:

    I have been using Linux since long before 2000. Had Linus taken a job with Jobs in 2000, who knows the direction Linux might have taken, but it doesn’t mean Linux would have died. It is entirely possible that Linus might have given day to day control of his project to someone who also loved it and could keep it growing.

    Linus did invent Linux, and his direction and code contribution have been important to getting Linux to where it is today, but lets not forget the millions of other developers that have contributed code to the Linux kernel or that develop programs that run on Linux.

  2. Miracles Happen says:

    I don’t understand why people feel the need to make comparisons all the time. Linus is definitely a genius and an outstanding example of generosity whose contribution has changed the world for the better.

    However, Steve Jobs too did his part in changing the world. Steve inspired a lot of people with his personality and his original drive was not money. Every human being on this planet has a specific purpose, some people touch more lives than others for a reason; it’s not up to us to judge them!

  3. Berten says:

    Waw. The author really should have done some research into this topic, this article is so full of inaccurate statements I don’t even know where to begin…
    Linus is one of the greatest minds ever in the software world, no doubt about that.
    Jobs (in his last ‘phase’ at Apple) is one of the worst things ever for software and computers in general, so I try not to imagine what would have happened if those two had teamed up.

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