Do you believe Linus wrote the operating system?

No, he did a great job with the kernel!

A significant amount of views about Linus creating the operating system - in the millions on alone... Additionally, users have asked questions on quora about Linus and writing cp. cp is part of coreutils, a GNU project. Using GNU Linux and informing users will reduce acceptance of this wrong information in posts like this one on

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
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The overview states creator of the Linux operating system.