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Old 09-16-2010, 04:59 PM   #16
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Linus has also used Ubuntu, I believe. The only distro he's ever knocked was Gentoo: he said he couldn't see the point of one that left you with all the work to do. One has to remember that he's a professional with a lot of work to do, not a tinkerer who wants to spend a lot of time setting things up before he can actually use them.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 05:07 PM   #17
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I use Fedora for historical reasons.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...8&pageNumber=4

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Old 03-20-2018, 05:11 PM   #18
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Distro Does Linus Torvalds Use in 2018
 
Old 03-21-2018, 01:50 AM   #19
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Distro Does Linus Torvalds Use in 2018
This thread was started in 2010, why reopen a thread that's at least 7 years old, where the last post was on 09-17-10 ???

People have a right to change their mind, we have all done it. If you want to talk about which distro he CURRENTLY uses, why not start a new thread ???

Also, the link you have provided just rehashes more or less what's already been said anyway. So what's the point of your post above ?
 
Old 03-21-2018, 02:18 AM   #20
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linux torvalds is not a distro developer, hence it follows that it is largely irrelevant which distro he uses.
people always forget that in their heated bikeshed discussions.
and i'm pretty sure that mr torvalds quite deliberately drops a mean statement about some distro every now and then just to annoy them.
 
Old 03-21-2018, 09:12 AM   #21
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I've read a little bit about Linus's distro choices and it seems in the past anyway was compromise between two extremes - his own needs, and compatibility with what his family uses. His own needs are very basic compared to most SOHO/Desktop systems. He stated he wants an easy install and good development tools and that's about it. More than most he views a distro as simply a means to an end, a very simple end. Similarly Richard Stallman uses Emacs as his "browser" and very few of us would consider that a viable choice. That Linus is currently using Fedora is just no big deal, indicating very little about it's quality. His usage is not likely your usage and it certainly isn't mine.
 
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This thread was started in 2010, why reopen a thread that's at least 7 years old, where the last post was on 09-17-10 ???

People have a right to change their mind, we have all done it. If you want to talk about which distro he CURRENTLY uses, why not start a new thread ???

Also, the link you have provided just rehashes more or less what's already been said anyway. So what's the point of your post above ?
They just wanted to necro the thread. No other reason.
 
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