Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on June 14, 2005 12:24 PM
"...That ranges from supporting much wider hardware (both in the driver sense and in the architecture sense) to actual uses.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>...since to me, the important thing for an OS is how well it performs under different patterns, be they embedded, server, or desktop, or just some totally crazy person in a basement trying something new."
Say it with me: N-E-T-B-S-D
Honestly, if you replace Linux with NetBSD in those first couple paragraphs virtually everything would still hold true, possibly truer...
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my Ubuntu GNU/Linux system (and certainly prefer it to BSD as a personal preference) but lets make sure we can back things up here though..
That said, good interview. It's always entertaining to see what Linus has to say. His mix of straight talk ("That's a stupid question") with excellent diplomacy is something that people should definately try to follow suit with.