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Submission + - Apple Tried to Hire Linus Torvalds, Kill Linux (

butilikethecookie writes: The founder of Linux was invited to Apple HQ in Cupertino by Steve Jobs at the turn of the millennium, where is was invited to join Apple and work on (what would become) OS X. The lure? ‘Unix for the biggest user base’.The catch? That he would have to stop development on Linux, a condition that led Torvalds to flatly refuse the offer. Imagine: no Linux would have meant no Ubuntu, no Chrome OS, and no Android; the entire ecosystem of technology could have been dramatically changed by acceptance of this one job offer.
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Apple Tried to Hire Linus Torvalds, Kill Linux

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