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Published: Sep 13 2013 / 14:38

It’s a good thing he’s got a cute and cuddly little penguin to soften his branding, because Linux kernel pioneer Linus Torvalds is certainly not going to be winning any Mr Congeniality prizes. Torvald shocked absolutely nobody yesterday when he reared out of his foxhole to slam a petition calling for his open-source kernel to spurn the Intel processor instruction RdRand for generating random numbers. Having put the RdRand naysayers in their place, the same week, the rampaging Finnish-American then hit-up the Linux kernel mailing list, where he turned his ever charming thoughts to how ARM systems-on-a-chip (SoC) need to be handled under Linux 3.12.
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