25 Mythical and Humorous Facts About Linus Torvalds

Many people consider Linus Torvalds as the world's greatest computer programmer/hacker. That's why it's no surprise that most of his loyal fans have praised him and have told stories about his amazing accomplishments.

For those of you who want to know more about Torvalds, perhaps you may want to read these mythical and rather humorous facts about the man:

1. Linus Torvalds's first words were syscalls.

2. Linus Torvalds's DNA is in binary.

3. Linus Torvalds's first written program had artificial intelligence.

4. Linus Torvalds already has Linux 3.0. He is just keeping it to himself to build suspense.

5. Linus Torvalds can touch MC Hammer.

6. Linus Torvalds doesn't worry about Micro$oft patent crap, he simply does "sudo mv /tmp/ms /dev/null".

7. Linus Torvalds can do an infinite loop in five seconds... in his head.

8. Linus Torvalds can install Gentoo in under a week.

9. Linus Torvalds can stop a BSOD... on Vista 64-bit.

10. Linus Torvalds doesn't need anti-virus software. Virii need anti-Linus software.

11. Linus Torvalds doesn't wear glasses anymore, not because he had laser eye surgery, but because he finally got his xorg.conf properly configured in his head.

12. Linus Torvalds wrote the whole kernel in binary and reverse engineered it to C code for others benefit.

13. Linus Torvalds can play 3D games in his head by interpreting the source code in real-time.

14. Linus Torvalds takes one look at your desktop and knows which porn sites you visited. In the last ten years.

15. Linus Torvalds's computer's clock isn't synchronized with the world. The world synchronizes with Linus Torvalds's clock

16. Linus Torvalds surfs the web using nothing but netcat.

17. Linus Torvalds has developed warp drive, sun destroying bombs and a ray that can teleport him a new sausage each day before he drinks his morning beer.

18. Linus Torvalds doesn't push the flush toilet button, brush his teeth, shower or clean his house; he simply says, "make clean".

19. Linus Torvalds can defragment an NTFS partition by hand.

20. Linus Torvalds doesn't debug. His programs are always perfect.

21. Linus Torvalds is real, unless declared Integer.

22. Linus Torvalds can delete the universe by typing rm -rf /.

23. Linus Torvalds does not sleep; he hacks.

24. Linus Torvalds's favorite joke is HURD.

25. Linus Torvalds didn't design Linux to run on the 386. Intel designed the 386 to run Linux.

More Linus Torvalds facts can be found HERE.


  1. Haha, those were funny, I'm such a nerd. You might want to edit your post though to say "consider" (present tense) instead of "considered" (past tense).

  2. Sorry for the typo. @Anonymous thanks for the correction :-)

  3. "Bill Gates left his university to start Micro$oft.
    Steve Jobs sold his Wolkswagen bus to start Apple.
    Linus Torvalds made a new thread in a forum and put a file on a ftp server."

    hahaha, so funny!

  4. Dumbest thing I've ever read.

    An obvious ripoff of Chuck Norris facts and it's predecessors.

  5. <<22. Linus Torvalds can delete the universe by typing rm -rf /.>>

    and this is proven true !!


  6. nothing Chuck Norris couldn't pull off

  7. AnonymousJune 16, 2009

    You don't mv stuff to /dev/null, duh... /dev/null is not a directory.

  8. AnonymousJune 17, 2009

    Very good, Linus Torvalds is the man.