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Torvalds Receives 2012 Millennium Technology Prize

Linux Creator Linus Torvalds has been chosen as one of two recipients of the Millennium Technology Prize.

Torvalds was named 2012 laureate by the Technology Academy of Finland for his creation and ongoing contributions to the Linux operating system. .

"Linux has become the basis of Android smartphones, tablets, digital television recorders and supercomputers the world over," the academy said in announcing Torvalds' selection. "Today millions of people are using devices with Linux at their core that make their work and social lives so much easier and more pleasurable."

Torvalds will receive the award at a June 13 ceremony in Helsinki, Finland

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