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Old 03-19-2014, 08:04 AM   #1
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just wondering what linux distro does Linus Tarvolds use!? anybody knows?
 
Old 03-19-2014, 08:59 AM   #2
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I have read somewhere (but I don't know where exactly) that he uses Fedora. His choice was supposed to be based upon security. But don't take my word for it.
 
Old 03-19-2014, 09:07 AM   #3
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Last I heard he was using OpenSUSE, but was looking for something different to run on the macbook air that he insists on having.
 
Old 03-19-2014, 09:36 AM   #4
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just wondering what linux distro does Linus Tarvolds use!? anybody knows?
Look at this interview in 2008: Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions
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I've used different distributions over the years. Right now I happen to use Fedora 9 on most of the computers I have, which really boils down to the fact that Fedora had fairly good support for PowerPC back when I used that, so I grew used to it. But I actually don't care too much about the distribution, as long as it makes it easy to install and keep reasonably up-to-date. I care about the kernel and a few programs, and the set of programs I really care about is actually fairly small.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:57 AM   #5
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May be, he uses Customized GNU Linux as per his requirement!
 
Old 03-19-2014, 07:24 PM   #6
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Last I heard he was using OpenSUSE, but was looking for something different to run on the macbook air that he insists on having.
I heard that too, although i believe the only reason he has the macbook air is because he had it given to him as a gift.
I think his only issues with Opensuse was because it required a root password to change the time. I think this complaint is unjustified though since that's the default behaviour of the desktop environment, not Opensuse. (He was testing kde out again too)

I may be wrong about that being the only problem though, so don't hold me to that.
 
Old 03-19-2014, 10:21 PM   #7
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Last I heard he was using OpenSUSE, but was looking for something different to run on the macbook air that he insists on having.
+1.
 
Old 03-20-2014, 12:31 PM   #8
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He also said he likes distros that just work, explaining that he wants to use his computer for working, not to spend a lot of time setting things up: its obviously unlikely he'd be an Arch fan, or even a Slacker. Of Gentoo, he once said that he couldn't see the point of it.
 
  


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