Linus Torvalds is a secret Mac owner - we have proof!

By Derek Sooman on March 10, 2005, 2:44 PM
Linux mastermind and all round ubergeek Linus Torvalds has recently admitted that he does not even own a PC at all now. The brain behind the Linux Kernel says that his main machine these days is a dual 2GHz G5 (aka PowerPC 970). Itís running Linux of course, so if it could really be described as an Apple anymore is a little debatable. Despite his Mac owning status, Torvalds has made it clear that there is no platform bias on his part as Linux supports 20+ architectures.

"As to the why ... Part of it is simply that I wanted to try something else, and I felt like there were enough people testing the x86 side that it certainly didn't need me. Part of it is that I personally believe there are two main architectures out there: Power and x86-64 are what _I_ think are the two most relevant ones, and I decided that I had to at least check the other side of it out seriously if I really believed that." - Linus Torvalds.




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smtkr said:
There's nothing wrong with it--the main problem with macs is the cruddy OS. I've thought about trying it out for my own amusement.
Phantasm66 said:
Hey, some of the Mac stuff is a work of art! OK, maybe not my OS of choice, but if Linux can run on it, the hardware is certainly cool.[img]http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/8352/347/store.appl
.com/Catalog/fr/Images/beautyshotimac20.jpg[/img]
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