Architectural Technologist – Linux

by scays on 07/10/2009

I was in an airport in Canada a few years ago waiting for a flight connection to the World Games in Edmonton, and I found a book that changed my whole thinking of programing and Unix. It was a book on Linus Torvalds. I devoured it within days and have since tried out and used Linux the OS he wrote, largely in the early days, to see what it’s all about and the simplicity and ease of use this powerful OS can deliver. So when I saw that there was a very rare interview with Linus on Floss Weekly, I had to listen to it.

By his own admission,Linus rarely goes to conferences, but Randal Schwartz and Jono Bacon managed to have a chat at LinuxCon with Linus Torvalds. It’s a fascinating interview, looking at him, his OS and life around him.

You might think there are  loads of interviews and photos of Linus, but there are not many, this not rare but unique Floss Weekly chat is well worth your time, to understand the man. If you get a chance, load up a free copy for any of the suppliers and try out Linux.

The picture today is actually a talk Linus did on GIT, a management tool, its given within Google and is a tech talk, and again well worth a listen. Why should you as Architectural Technologists want to follow this route of CPD, Simples, At some stage, Linux will affect your day to day life, through email, of just dealing with the new cloud technology, they are predomantly run on Linux, don’t fall into the trap of using and not understanding, just a little Linux knowledge will help in the future when Linux becomes more main stream OS for commercial as well as domestic machines.

OK so I did some late searching and found a whole heap of videos of Linux, although Linus does not talk to much he’s on them

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