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  • Slideshow: Linus Torvalds shaves Bdale Garbee's beard

    At this year's Linux Australia conference in Hobart, Tasmania, the attendees participated in a charity auction to raise money for the Save the Tasmanian Devil foundation. An award-winning photo taken by Bdale's wife was auctioned at the Penguin Dinner. A bidder offered $5,000 for the painting if Bdale shaved his 27-year-old beard off. It was then extrapolated by Bdale and other bidders that if the total money raised exceeded $AUS25,000 then Linus Torvalds would shave Bdale. As it turned out the total money raised was approaching $40,000 at the time of the great shave on the last day of the conference. Here are the photos to prove it.