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[El Reg] 'I'm no visionary': Torvalds up for $1.3m life-changing gong

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Open-source poster child Linus Torvalds, who kickstarted development of the Linux operating system kernel, has been nominated for the €1m Millennium Technology Prize - but says he's "no visionary" and is surprised Linux has been so successful.

Torvalds and stem cell engineer Dr Shinya Yamanaka are finalists for the gong - one of the world's top awards for science and handed out once every two years by the Technology Academy of Finland. The award, worth £817k ($1.3m), recognises technology innovations that improve the quality of human life.

He deserves it... thumb.gif

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he deserves this. linux paved the way for android.
 
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100% deserved.
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If he wins, and I think he should, I'll schedule a screening with some of my less techie friends to watch Revolution OS. I need to re-watch it again for like the 5th time anyway wink.gif
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Deserved. Linux is amazing.
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Revolution OS.

For those that want to watch it:

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For those that want to watch it:

I didn't realize it was on youtube! I have a DVD copy smile.gif
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Agreeing with all of the Revolution OS talk. There are quite a few low budget documentaries about Linux/Apple/Microsoft that are actually pretty awesome.
    
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I didn't realize it was on youtube! I have a DVD copy smile.gif

o.O Maybe it's a pirate copy then? But it's on Google Video too so I'm going to guess it's not...
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o.O Maybe it's a pirate copy then? But it's on Google Video too so I'm going to guess it's not...

Richard Stallman would be proud! But no, I ended up watching it in a class I took back in early 2006 and I asked the professor (who happens to be my thesis chair on my masters degree committee right now) where he got it so I could cherish a box copy smile.gif
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