New Linus Interview,, and Floundering Ubuntu

by Ostatic Staff - Jun. 26, 2014

Linus Torvalds, father of Linux and hero to the masses, says find something you love so you'll stick with it. In a new interview with the IEEE Computer Society Torvalds speaks of Linux, Open Source, and developing them. In other news today, turns fourteen and Petros Koutoupis says Canonical is "a company in dire need of a clear objective."

Linus Torvalds spoke with the IEEE Computer Society about Linux and the philosophy that's served him well over the years. Torvalds received the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award for his lifetime work on Linux. has posted the video and some excerpts of the interview today. One notable quote from Linus says, "The philosophy is not to look for big questions to be solved," he says. "I want to solve problems, but I want to solve my problems. I don't want to go looking for other people's problems to solve."

Jeremy Garcia started 14 years ago with the purpose of providing one place any Linux user could turn for help on any distribution. Garcia marked the occasion yesterday with a short post also including fun facts, obligatory thanks, and an announcement.

Blogger Petros Koutoupis posted yesterday that Canonical is "a company in dire need of a clear objective." Koutoupis pulls out many of the mistakes and backtracks of Canonical over the years and basically says that Canonical just doesn't really know what to do. It seems to be throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks. He says, "Canonical needs to sit down and do some soul searching. It needs to figure out what it wants to be and then define how it will get there."

And finally today, Arindam Sen is back with another one of his great reviews, this time Netrunner 14 "Frontier." He said, "Netrunner is the best looking KDE spin even in my experience of using hundreds of operating systems." While looks scored a perfect 10 out 10 with Sen, hardware recognition scored 80% and performance earned 7 out of 10. But check out all of Sen's benchmarks and scores for this lovely distro at Linuxed.

Bonus: The Motley Fool says, Red Hat Looks Poised for Further Gains After a Solid First Quarter.