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Interview: Linux creator Linus Torvalds

Linux -- the free operating system with an avid grassroots following -- may just be about to go mainstream.Red Hat Software Inc.
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Linux -- the free operating system with an avid grassroots following -- may just be about to go mainstream.

Red Hat Software Inc., a leading distributor of Linux, announced Tuesday that it had won significant financial backing from Netscape Communications Corp. (Nasdaq:NSCP), Intel Corp. (Nasdaq:INTC) and two venture capital firms -- a move that suddenly made the 7-year-old OS an overnight sensation.



Watch Lisa Bowman's 17 minute interview with Linux creator Linus Torvalds. [28] | [56]




In the aftermath of the deal, ZDNN's Lisa Bowman caught up with Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, to talk about the Red Hat deal and how it affects the future his brainchild, as well as his dreams for world domination. You can watch the full interview here in RealVideo.

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