15 Iconic People Who Changed Internet

#13 Linus Torvalds

Linus Benedict is a Finnish American software engineer and hacker, who was the principal force behind the development of the Linux kernel operating system. After learning UNIX at university, he began to develop what would be his thesis: Linux. Since the publication of the Linux code in 1991, today millions of people use on their personal computers.

It is a leading operating system on servers and other big iron systems such as mainframe computers and supercomputers.

#12 Rasmus Lerdorf

He is a Danish programmer with Canadian citizenship. He is best known for creating the PHP scripting language, authoring the first two versions of the language and participating in the development of later versions.

PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP is now installed on more than 20 million websites and 1 million web servers. While PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, it is now said to stand for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, a recursive acronym.

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