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    Anyone read "Just for Fun" by Linus Torvalds?

    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.

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    Re: Anyone read "Just for Fun" by Linus Torvalds?

    Quote Originally Posted by NobleYorkshire View Post
    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.
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    Re: Anyone read "Just for Fun" by Linus Torvalds?

    What's the book about? You say it covers many topics; are they all computer-related?
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    Re: Anyone read "Just for Fun" by Linus Torvalds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    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.
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    Re: Anyone read "Just for Fun" by Linus Torvalds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    What's the book about? You say it covers many topics; are they all computer-related?
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    Re: Anyone read "Just for Fun" by Linus Torvalds?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhatever View Post
    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.
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    i think (i am sure) it comes from Tanenbaum - holland amsterdam. read my post before.
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    Re: Anyone read "Just for Fun" by Linus Torvalds?

    One of my favorite autobiographies...

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


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    Re: Anyone read "Just for Fun" by Linus Torvalds?

    Quote Originally Posted by not found View Post
    One of my favorite autobiographies...

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


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    Sounds good - price is right too -

    I could do with a good read at the moment -
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    Re: Anyone read "Just for Fun" by Linus Torvalds?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlinkinCat View Post
    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!

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