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PC Magazine claims 2021 Is the Year of Linux on the Desktop
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No, really

PC Magazine has dusted off an old and much mocked headline and claimed that 2021 Is the Year of Linux on the Desktop.

Linux is 30 years old
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Thursday, 26 August 2021 11:56

Linux is 30 years old


Still not on the desktop but not even Steve Ballmer saw this day coming

On August 25, 1991, Linus Torvalds, then a student at the University of Helsinki in Finland, sent a message to the comp.os.minix newsgroup soliciting feature suggestions for a free Unix-like operating system he was developing as a hobby.

Former anti- open source Paragon wants to get stuff into the kernel
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Supported by that great peace-maker and diplomat Linus Torvalds

One does not normally expect to see IT’s Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds taking a diplomatic role, but he seems to be taking such a stance in the case of Paragon.

Anti-vaxer takes on Linus Torvalds
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Monday, 14 June 2021 10:57

Anti-vaxer takes on Linus Torvalds


Strong language and biology lessons used


An anti-vaxer who thought that a Linux kernel topic thread was a good venue to spread a poorly researched conspiracy theory found himself on the receiving end of some words from IT's Mr Sweary, Linus Torvalds.

Torvalds contemplates Rust
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Friday, 26 March 2021 12:09

Torvalds contemplates Rust


Well he is getting old

IT's Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds says he is that while he is not pushing for Rust, he is open to it.

A morality cabal of Debian users tried to knife Torvalds
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He is too rude and our mothers’ object

A morality cabal of Debian users had a go at censoring IT’s Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds in 2014 according to a leak of documents from Debian-private.

Intel's AVX512 needs to die a painful death
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Linux creator moans

Linux creator Linus Torvalds was back on form while talking about Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX-512) found on select Intel processors. 

Torvalds signs off on banning a list of racist words
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Linux team ends the use of 'slaves'

Linus Torvalds approved a new and more inclusive terminology for the Linux kernel code and documentation which means the end of words which might be racist or generally backward.

Torvalds dumps Intel for AMD
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Monday, 25 May 2020 11:38

Torvalds dumps Intel for AMD


First time in 15 years

IT’s Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds took time out from his latest version of the Linux kernel to announce he had abandoned Intel after 15 years.

Linus is not worried about Microsoft take over
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How I quit worrying and learnt to love the Vole

While other open sorcerers are worried about Microsoft's influence on their community, IT's Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds is not too concerned.