I really enjoyed reading this interview with Linus Torvalds, having started with Slackware Linux in 1996s on floppy disks when writing my first Linux book "Linux Secrets". Here's what I said in the Acknowledgments in that book: "Of course, there would be no reason for this book if it were not for Linux, for which we have Linus Torvalds and the legions of Linux developers around the world to thank." How true even now! It's great to see him recognized with the Millennium Technology prize.
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