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Linus Torvalds might just be a big softie after all. The Linux Lord, infamous for his occasional foul-mouthed criticism of those who don't meet his standards, has just popped out release candidate one for Linux 4.12 a day early so he could give his undivided attention to Mother's Day. “So I'm doing this one day early, because …

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  2. elDog

    Linus has a mother? Must be one of all inventions

    In any case, here's to yer mother. As far as Linux goes, it has lots of sires and probably only the mothership that Linus devised many years ago.

    I was going to say something about CPM, BSD, Solaris, PC-Unix; but his mother deserves the credit for this child.

    1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

      Re: Linus has a mother? Must be one of all inventions

      he is also married to one - the one of his children.

      I would rate your chances of survival if she decides she is insulted by your post at ~ 0.5%. Look her up.

      1. sisk

        Re: Linus has a mother? Must be one of all inventions

        I've not ever bothered looking her up - honestly I don't care about the man's personal life and likely never will unless by some unlikely fluke of fate he someday ends up in my circle of friends - but I can just imagine the type of woman who could handle Linus in all his ill tempered, foul mouthed, genius glory would not be the type of woman you'd want to cross.

        1. Gerhard Mack

          Re: Linus has a mother? Must be one of all inventions

          She is a Karate champion.

  3. decoherence
    Pint

    Here's to Linus Torvald's mother!

  4. LaeMing

    He is also married to a mother.

  5. Red Bren
    Trollface

    Has Linus invented time travel?

    Mother's day was back in March...

    1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

      Re: Has Linus invented time travel?

      Different countries celebrate it on different dates. This goes back to the cold war when the west and east decided to disagree on using the 8th of March.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Has Linus invented time travel?

        I thought it was because us Brits mis-appropriated the religous day Mothering Sunday, to be Mother's Day, while most of the rest of the world has a separate day.

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