Happy birthday

29 Dec

December 28

Not a very special day huh? It is the birthday of several well-known people like businessmen Ratan Tata and Dhirubhai Ambani, programmer Linus Torvalds,  actor Denzel Washington etc. I feel grateful to wish a person on his birthday and that would be Linus Torvalds.  I have been using the system that he had created long back. In fact, I have great admirations over him for his contribution to open source software and the free software foundation. This is not computer terminology, I have been trying to use layman language to use and hope I succeed in this. When the Free software Foundation was found which aims every software user has the right to use free software and enjoy unlimited free distribution and modification of software. At that time, Linus Torvalds created an operating system kernel (a bare necessities software system for operating a computer) and released it under the GPL license (set by the Free software foundation) which utilizes all the above conditions for software distribution.

An intelligent piece of software was utilized and is now encapsulated under a lot of enhancements to make it the best free software in the world. Why would we admire it just because it is free of cost? Anybody could create such things. Here is the best part: One man created a piece of software which made him the wealthiest in the world, another one gave it to the world for free. We are talking about Microsoft and Linus Torvalds. The greatness lies in giving something to the world for free while you could make a fortune out of it. Happy Birthday, Linus. 🙂

17 Responses to “Happy birthday”

  1. Raj December 29, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

    You can for get Tata & Ambhani. both are responsible for India’s economic growth which we are witnessing today

    • Shiva December 29, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

      I told you. I do not know enough about them to write. I will research about them and write. I will write for sure.

  2. lawrence77 December 29, 2009 at 7:21 pm #

    Future Linus Mr.Shivaa

    • Shiva December 30, 2009 at 2:26 am #

      adi vanga poreenga La

  3. Amogh December 29, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    good thought its a trait which is very rarely found now a days, hope u remember by bday 😛

    • Shiva December 29, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

      I found it in Wiki
      Long live Linus

  4. Amogh December 29, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    u would’t find my bday on wiki

    • Shiva December 29, 2009 at 7:41 pm #

      Guess you would be become recognized someday dont worry

  5. lawrence77 December 30, 2009 at 3:15 am #

    :nana:
    you would be become recognized someday Shiva…. 😀

    • Shiva December 30, 2009 at 4:27 am #

      kanavu kaanum vaazhvil.

  6. lawrence77 December 30, 2009 at 4:30 am #

    appadi nammalala aga mudiyatalum, naan one time antha mathiri aana mathiri kanavu kandeannu mana niraivu adayalam… 😉

    • Shiva December 30, 2009 at 5:21 am #

      Yeah !

  7. lawrence77 December 30, 2009 at 5:24 am #

    Finally u gave up, caz of my spamming comments 😛

    • Shiva December 30, 2009 at 5:55 am #

      I did not give up, enough with your spam. this is not XB 🙂

  8. gopi January 5, 2010 at 3:59 am #

    enna kodumai sir ithu..

    • Shiva January 5, 2010 at 4:35 am #

      Jaya 😡

  9. D Mahesh Kumar February 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Hmmm I hope nothing special on the birthday, we grow one year older, we can be happy upto our young birthdays when teen is over then starts the issues, I hate celebrating birthdays

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