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NobleYorkshire
February 1st, 2013, 08:00 AM
It's an excellent book that covers a huge depth of topics. It was very interesting to read Linus' thoughts and views on things. It was probably one of the best books I have read. Highly recommended.

mamamia88
February 1st, 2013, 03:11 PM
It's an excellent book that covers a huge depth of topics. It was very interesting to read Linus' thoughts and views on things. It was probably one of the best books I have read. Highly recommended.

Definitely.

Paddy Landau
February 1st, 2013, 06:38 PM
What's the book about? You say it covers many topics; are they all computer-related?

mikewhatever
February 1st, 2013, 06:46 PM
What's the book about? You say it covers many topics; are they all computer-related?

It revolves around Linus and Linux, so, naturally, it is mostly computer-related, but not always. There are some funny details about Linus' life and childhood in Finland - quite hilarious at times. I'd say, it's not a master piece, but can be enjoyable for some.

rnerwein
February 1st, 2013, 08:44 PM
What's the book about? You say it covers many topics; are they all computer-related?
hi folk
have a look at wikipedia (or google). minix is a nice toy. in wikipedia they wrote it comes up 1987 but i think i run this system in 1986 on an olivetti m24 with 128 ! MB (self compiled) and it was realy fast. good old times - now start a task and GB are gone :-)
have a nice day
richi

rnerwein
February 1st, 2013, 08:47 PM
It revolves around Linus and Linux, so, naturally, it is mostly computer-related, but not always. There are some funny details about Linus' life and childhood in Finland - quite hilarious at times. I'd say, it's not a master piece, but can be enjoyable for some.
hi
i think (i am sure) it comes from Tanenbaum - holland amsterdam. read my post before.
cheers

sffvba[e0rt
February 2nd, 2013, 02:59 AM
One of my favorite autobiographies...

http://www.amazon.com/Just-Fun-Story-Accidental-Revolutionary/dp/0066620732


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BlinkinCat
February 2nd, 2013, 03:14 AM
One of my favorite autobiographies...

http://www.amazon.com/Just-Fun-Story-Accidental-Revolutionary/dp/0066620732


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Sounds good - price is right too -

I could do with a good read at the moment - ;)

NobleYorkshire
February 2nd, 2013, 04:31 AM
Sounds good - price is right too -

I could do with a good read at the moment - ;)

It's really good! His story about how he got started working with early computers and started developing the Linux Kernel is awesome. Also his views on open source and the linux community is an excellent commentary.

His views on life are very intuitive imho; the title "Just for Fun" is explained in the first few pages and carries on later, and I completely agree with him.

He's awesome!