Finnish computer programmer best known for supervising the development of the world’s first graphical web browser, Erwise. The program was created by four students at the Helsinki University of Technology.
During development, Torvalds stored all files on the Finnish University and Research Network’s (Funet) FTP server in a directory called “Freax“. The name was derived from ‘free‘, ‘freak‘ and the ‘x‘ of Unix. Torvalds HAD considered using the name Linux but found it too egoistical. One fine day, Lemmke renamed the directory to Linux without consulting Torvalds, who finally agreed to keep the name. By the way, the term “Linux” is copyrighted in the US by Torvalds to prevent others from making money off his creation.
At one time, Coca-Cola had an online music store - myCokeMusic.com. It ceased operation on 31st July 2006. Even though they had myCokeMusic.com music store, Coca-Cola still did a promotion that involved Apple iTunes. In July 2005, a free iTunes song was given away with every 32 US fl oz Slurpee bought from 7-Eleven. [more...]