Do you believe Linus wrote the operating system?
No, he did a great job with the kernel!
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Overview. Software engineer Linus Torvalds is the creator of the Linux operating system, a program that by the late 1990s was getting attention as a potential competitor to the powerful Microsoft Windows, which runs about 85 percent of the world's computers.Operating systems: Linux, UnixBorn: 1970, Helsinki
Torvalds, Linus | Encyclopedia.com
The overview states creator of the Linux operating system.