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Linus Torvalds Compares Hard Disks to Satan

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Linus Torvalds — creator of the Linux open source operating system — is a man of strong opinions. Last March, he called the makers of SUSE Linux “morons” because of the way they handled security on the OS. This summer, he flipped the bird at Nvidia, calling the graphics hardware maker “the single worst company” the Linux community has ever dealt with. And now, the man has aimed his venom at the hard drive.

In a chat with tech lovers at Slashdot on Thursday, Torvalds compared the hard drive to Satan. Yes, Satan — as in “Get thee behind me, Satan.”

He says he only uses desktops and laptops that store data and applications on flash memory, the same stuff that holds information on your smartphone. “Rotating storage is going the way of the dodo,” Torvalds wrote.

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