Reader's Digest European of the Year


— 2:34 PM on January 22, 2001

The British edition of Reader's Digest has named its European of the Year.

In the middle of the night, a scruffy 21-year-old sat in a darkened room at his mother's house in Helsinki, Finland, tapping out a message on his computer keyboard. "Hello everybody out there," he typed, sipping tea and nibbling the dry pasta he habit-ually ate. "I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional)꿌'd like any feedback on things people like/dislike?quot;
And thus was born Linux. With so many different distros and flavors that are available, an osOpinion piece argues that some kind of consolidation is in the best interest of Linux.
 
   
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