Today, LINUX is exploding on to the market, and its creator is a household name. Linus Torvalds is already a folk hero within the technolgy world, often mobbed at trade shows and forever asked to give interviews by the media. But Torvalds is a most unlikely celebrity: a family man, he lives in a cramped house in Santa Clara with his wife, Tove, a Finnish karate champion, and their two daughters. He claims to this day that he invented LINUX "just for fun".
Linus Torvalds was born in Finland and graduated from the University of Helsinki. He is the creator of the LINUX operating system and head of the Open Source movement. He presently works as a programmer at Transmeta Corp, a secretive company that designs cutting-edge microchips. He lives with his wife - the six-times karate champion of Finland - and children in Santa Clara, California. David Diamond has written regularly for publications such as The New York Times, Business Week and Wired. He is executive editor of Red Herring magazine and lives in Kentfield, California with his wife and daughter.