From Phat to Fat Linux

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Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux open source programming, has never been shy about giving a provocative quote.

"Talk is cheap. Show me the code," is one of my personal favorites.

Over the years, Torvalds has trashed Microsoft, SCO, programmers, the GNU Hurd (another Unix programming alternative)... and now he's trashing his own baby, Linux.

The problem for Torvalds is that his baby grew up.

" Linux is bloated. While the open-source community has long pointed the finger at Microsoft's Windows as bloated, it appears that with success has come added heft, heft that makes Linux "huge and scary now,"

- Linus Torvalds, LinuxCon, Portland, OR, Monday

At his keynote address; Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, gets the award for understatement of the week:

"There is only one Linus Torvalds."
Last updated: Sep 22, 2009




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