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By Linus Torvalds, David Diamond

Once upon a time Linus Torvalds was once a thin unknown, simply one other nerdy Helsinki techie who have been playing around with pcs considering that early life. Then he wrote a groundbreaking working approach and disbursed it through the web -- at no cost. this day Torvalds is a global people hero. And his production LINUX is utilized by over 12 million humans in addition to by means of businesses akin to IBM.

Now, in a story that zips besides the rate of e mail, Torvalds supplies a background of his renegade software program whereas candidly revealing the quirky brain of a genius. the result's an engrossing portrayal of a guy with a innovative imaginative and prescient, who demanding situations our values and should swap our world.

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