Just For Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary

Paperback | June 4, 2002

byLinus Torvalds

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Once upon a time Linus Torvalds was a skinny unknown, just another nerdy Helsinki techie who had been fooling around with computers since childhood. Then he wrote a groundbreaking operating system and distributed it via the Internet -- for free. Today Torvalds is an international folk hero. And his creation LINUX is used by over 12 million people as well as by companies such as IBM.

Now, in a narrative that zips along with the speed of e-mail, Torvalds gives a history of his renegade software while candidly revealing the quirky mind of a genius. The result is an engrossing portrayal of a man with a revolutionary vision, who challenges our values and may change our world.

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Once upon a time Linus Torvalds was a skinny unknown, just another nerdy Helsinki techie who had been fooling around with computers since childhood. Then he wrote a groundbreaking operating system and distributed it via the Internet -- for free. Today Torvalds is an international folk hero. And his creation LINUX is used by over 12 mil...

"An eminently readable account of Linus Torvalds' short life that gives a clear picture of the man." (Salon.com)

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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 4, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0066620732

ISBN - 13:9780066620732

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