Linus Torvalds


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in Helsinki, Finland
December 28, 1969

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Linus Benedict Torvalds is a software engineer and hacker, best known for having initiated the development of the Linux kernel. He later became the chief architect of the Linux kernel, and now acts as the project's coordinator. He also created the revision control system Git.

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Linux - Praktický průvodce

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