A Geek In Hollywood: Linux Inventor Goes To Oscar Party

Linus TorvaldsAnd you are…?

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Linus Torvalds, the creator of the open source operating system Linux, was invited to a pre-Oscar party on Saturday night, and blogs about his experience here.He and his wife Tove were got a kick out of asking famous stars who they were. Linus apparently didn’t realise he was talking to Natalie Portman at one point, and his wife asked Warren Beatty who he was. Twice.

As he put it, they were completely out of their depth and knew nobody, but there was no real downside to the event because none of the celebs knew them either, so they could “go whole retard quite openly.”

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