How I Became: LinusTechTips (Linus Sebastian)

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    Linus started off working for NCIX who allowed him to take products and unbox them or review them. Now he is a lone tiger and has grown his own audience. That creative freedom has made Linus who he is today, making videos about the latest and greatest technology.
    How I became is a series where we talk to various TheXvidrs and see how and why they started making videos. Our aim is to show the effort and skill needed to become the TheXvidrs you look up to and watch everyday. Every TheXvidr starts from 0 subscribers and we want to know their journey from there. From their username to their future goals, we discuss all aspects of a TheXvidrs rise to fame (and fortune!). Not every TheXvidr starts off the same, many without any kind of professional video editing or formal production training at all. TheXvid really highlights the American Dream, how anyone can become someone and nothing is impossible. Whether it be timing, luck or pure ingenuity, we want to find out the work behind making the videos which adds to the hundreds of millions of views TheXvid gains everyday. TheXvid has revolutionised the way we intake media, with on demand video blowing up since the launch in 2005. Advertisers, which didn't come on board straight away, now spend more on TheXvid than most other traditional media services. TheXvid has become a job for so many and will become a career for some, we want to talk to them and tell you how it all started!

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  • Blixive YT
    Blixive YT Month ago

    He went to my school garabaldi

  • Cool Pup Studios
    Cool Pup Studios Month ago

    Whats the music at the start???

  • Aljaxus
    Aljaxus Month ago +1

    Shit i'm watching this in 2019. Popped up in my "recommended"

    PPRODIJI Month ago

    Wow he’s even more advanced in 2019

  • Shalashaska 994
    Shalashaska 994 Month ago

    Funny how he alluded to the adpocalypse back then

  • awesomizer18
    awesomizer18 Month ago +2

    Anyone watching in 2019?

  • ir0nknight kcorb
    ir0nknight kcorb Month ago

    8:55 Good earthly wanting to help self and others. is it the water in Canada?

  • Horatio yen
    Horatio yen Month ago +1

    4 staff

  • HeyyyBlinkin
    HeyyyBlinkin Month ago +1

    lol I dont know why this was recommended to me now, but still seems like a lot of it relates. I don't think he even knew his channel would be as influential in the tech industry as it is now.

  • KgxHankHill
    KgxHankHill 2 months ago +4

    This needs a follow up video

  • Stan Petrov
    Stan Petrov 2 months ago

    You're so good at tying things together, I don't understand what's your problem with laced shoes...

  • Mad_Max
    Mad_Max 2 months ago +1

    your right linus you are still on youtube

  • Luky0805
    Luky0805 2 months ago

    Lol I didn't see froze.

  • Doherty Guillemots
    Doherty Guillemots 2 months ago

    Goddamn, this guy, I'm tellin' ya

  • Slimword
    Slimword 2 months ago +3

    5 years later and LTT is a multi-million dollar company.

    • menny xc
      menny xc 2 months ago +2

      Yup and he lost a little bit of hair and still wears Sandals and socks.

    • Steve Lazzarus
      Steve Lazzarus 2 months ago +1

      Yeah and ncix is closed

  • Doderio Larkisso
    Doderio Larkisso 2 months ago

    >Silverstone TJ07
    at least his case choice is that of a man of culture

  • AlexikFTW
    AlexikFTW 2 months ago +2

    Nice, but daaaamn this is a shit channel

  • BRU MA
    BRU MA 2 months ago +1

    this guy inspires me

  • Fearshot Photography
    Fearshot Photography 2 months ago

    Here in 2019 to complain about how he ram LED's aren't synced

  • Ahmad Badenjki
    Ahmad Badenjki 2 months ago


  • Tyler
    Tyler 2 months ago

    Update this lpl

  • KSR3
    KSR3 2 months ago

    i got this recomended ... nice

  • robotomo
    robotomo 2 months ago

    please start your channel again, btw this video needs to be updated

  • Jéstallion N.
    Jéstallion N. 2 months ago +1


  • Dustin Hutchinson
    Dustin Hutchinson 2 months ago

    This needs to be updated.

  • Bubblegun40
    Bubblegun40 2 months ago +1

    When the wife comes in in her pjs

  • Rudy Garcia
    Rudy Garcia 2 months ago

    We need an update ! How have things changed from this video to now.

  • Wesley Mercer
    Wesley Mercer 2 months ago


  • Tom Seymour
    Tom Seymour 2 months ago

    I would love a more up to date 1-2-1 interview with this guy. He's extremely intelligent and has both his feet firmly planted on the ground. I hear he's thinking about writing a book.

  • Dovildas
    Dovildas 2 months ago

    I like how this psicho shows how to do stuff in fun way :D great vids with lots lots lots of information.

  • XX_Wolfboy_xX
    XX_Wolfboy_xX 2 months ago

    Is that vista in the background

  • Muhammad Khairul Ahsan
    Muhammad Khairul Ahsan 2 months ago

    Basically the first tech youtuber I ever watched 'till now (2019)

  • Noa Animations
    Noa Animations 2 months ago

    2:34 "What the HEIL!"

  • Nick Weber
    Nick Weber 2 months ago

    Linus your continued success is due entirely to the quality of your content. Its 2018 now and you are on the top of the tech content pyramid for good reason, Keep up the excelent work!

  • Wilczek
    Wilczek 2 months ago

    How has this reccomened

  • Wilczek
    Wilczek 2 months ago +1

    Need an update in 2019

  • martin swift
    martin swift 2 months ago +1

    I wonder if he new back then that, here in 2018-2019 he would be one of the biggest names in Tech media anywhere... Congats Linus ..

  • orion
    orion 2 months ago +1

    We need an update

  • 5160411406 Jimmy sim
    5160411406 Jimmy sim 2 months ago +1

    3:08 but he forget linus loves to drop things lol (it's just a joke)

  • Ken Arvid Selnes
    Ken Arvid Selnes 2 months ago +1

    An oldy came up in my recommended 😊

  • Mishanya Mishanya
    Mishanya Mishanya 2 months ago

    Wow, he had only 4 employees then, now he has, how many, I don’t even know!

  • refikturk
    refikturk 2 months ago

    Learnt alot from your videos, been watching since you first started.
    I learnt how to build my own computers thanks to your videos over the years.... will still be watching in 2019 with full support.

  • Flayre Kapperz
    Flayre Kapperz 2 months ago +2

    He has beastly beautiful RGB computer and then... Not even a background image in windows lmao.

  • RighteousBruce
    RighteousBruce 2 months ago

    Hahah 2014 LTT.... Look at him NOW.

  • T A
    T A 2 months ago

    How I Became: the American dream? Isn't he a Canadian living in Canada?😀
    TheXvid is available in other countries, not just America 😀
    The internet works around the world, and is much faster and cheaper in other countries than USA.

  • Phantom 485
    Phantom 485 3 months ago

    I love how your channel is very informative, but also entertaining. I want to learn more about computing, but other channels like gaming nexus have no entertainment value. So keep up the good work!

    • aceman67
      aceman67 3 months ago

      As much as LTT is entertaining, There's not much educational type content, and Gamers Nexus fills that gap and they know that. I've learned more about computer science from GN then I ever have from LTT.

  • JM Swanger
    JM Swanger 3 months ago

    The man is a genius but he put his tower right underneath his thermostat...

  • Tucker Norwood
    Tucker Norwood 3 months ago

    Now ur up to almost 30

  • Wacky Wicket
    Wacky Wicket 3 months ago +2

    sooo this interview was brought to you by TunnelBear ? ? right ? ?

  • Edoardo Zone
    Edoardo Zone 3 months ago

    Mr. Tips

  • ジャレッドクシュナー

    this interview format is the best i've ever seen, pure talk no bs

  • ZemiakTech
    ZemiakTech 3 months ago

    Guys watch his first video it the funniest fucking thing

  • Rubii
    Rubii 3 months ago +1

    This entire video is just how linus's mom and dad had sex and had him

  • Danny Brace
    Danny Brace 4 months ago

    look at him now, What an incredible TheXvid channel

  • Danny Brace
    Danny Brace 4 months ago

    look at him now, What an incredible TheXvid channel

  • John Galt
    John Galt 4 months ago

    Would you be interested in participating in this year's Anarchaforko?

  • Francisco Santos
    Francisco Santos 4 months ago

    Love this guy so much

  • Braedon Bellamy
    Braedon Bellamy 4 months ago

    I would love to see an update of this video

  • Vijaykumar Yadav
    Vijaykumar Yadav 4 months ago

    What a fake person and all this makedup video

  • Deny Fauzi
    Deny Fauzi 4 months ago

    Thx Linus, I Have much learn about your work and career!

  • robert linke
    robert linke 4 months ago

    wow, ignorance IS bliss
    not knowing that the adpocalypse and article 13 and all that stuff would come, hearing this now in 2018. seems almost innocent

  • D. N.
    D. N. 4 months ago


  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler 4 months ago

    everyone saying he doesnt age : he was born in 1986 he is fairly young , Tom cruise was born in 1962

  • Goat Craft
    Goat Craft 4 months ago +1

    I want 999 likes. No more. No less.

  • VAC2
    VAC2 5 months ago

    Aw shucks!

  • PolizeiPaul
    PolizeiPaul 5 months ago

    Wait how old is he? He only looks 30 at most XD.

  • TeknoPhil84
    TeknoPhil84 5 months ago

    watching this in 2018...

  • Aloa He
    Aloa He 5 months ago

    i true guy - greetings from germany

  • Jonathan Soko
    Jonathan Soko 5 months ago

    4 years ago linus still wasnt activating windows

  • DaliGuy
    DaliGuy 5 months ago +1

    I love how he has a net worth of 2.1M, and still wears socks and sandals

  • GSDee
    GSDee 5 months ago

    Linus Sebastian? More like Linux Sebastian.

  • SolidSnake
    SolidSnake 5 months ago

    What happened to this channel? I saw so much potential.

  • Mesheck Mwangi
    Mesheck Mwangi 6 months ago +2

    You said "oops" Linus what did you drop

  • Brandon Trevor
    Brandon Trevor 7 months ago +8

    i watched this whole video... speaking of watching online videos, with TUNNELBEAR you can watch all kinds of online videos in private with their amazing VPN service!

  • Miles Harrison
    Miles Harrison 7 months ago

    ...sooo..... basically, you put NCIX out of business.... You said you would give viewers the hands on experience without having to go to the store so they could order it online. That's not a dig at you Linus, but at NCIX for not thinking the platform through!

  • Oyster
    Oyster 8 months ago

    how? dropping things and firing people at least twice

  • Michael Moretti
    Michael Moretti 8 months ago

    To those of you who don't know LMG was originally made on NCIXs orders-Linus worked there before it closed, LMG was made because NCIXs TheXvid videos cost too much to make for the number of views and LMG was going to be able to make money for NCIX while having cheaper and possibly lower quality videos without affect the NCIX brand, however LMG has grown bigger then anyone could have hoped and outlived even NCIX itself the OG LMG members were Linus Edzel and Brandon. P.S. Linus & crew live in Surrey and Linus smokes E-cigs

  • Steven Chan
    Steven Chan 9 months ago

    I really don't care what Linus is showing. I just like his personality and how he presents things. He makes his videos interesting no matter what

  • Hydro
    Hydro 9 months ago +2

    His Pc is not full rgb i just un subbed

      LENOVOVO 6 months ago +1

      What do you mean Hydro, what does rgb mean? Would you please elaborate on your comment. You have got me curious now.

  • ThunderStorm7
    ThunderStorm7 9 months ago

    I've watch your videos since the very beginning and you are a reference in the pc community teach in so much for us the users. Thank you.

  • DoesSpaceHaveSpace? YTP
    DoesSpaceHaveSpace? YTP 10 months ago

    2:30 that story tho xD

  • MindTech
    MindTech 11 months ago


  • Hugo Simões
    Hugo Simões 11 months ago

    How is he at home? :P

  • Tuan Le
    Tuan Le 11 months ago

    Linus Tech Tips now is what PC World was (role-wise) in the 1990s

  • David Ayotte
    David Ayotte 11 months ago +1

    And now, they are a team of waht.. 10 or more ? crazy !!!!

  • peterjordan1977
    peterjordan1977 11 months ago

    Linus your cool bloke if your ever visit uk PM me and ill take you out guys out raving

  • HereticGaming
    HereticGaming Year ago

    Tbh this is my dream job, i love to interact with and teach people new and interesting things

  • darksteelyurius
    darksteelyurius Year ago

    Linus and Jayztwocents = Everything I've learned over the recent years for tech.

  • cal920c
    cal920c Year ago

    So sad, NCIXcom is now dead... and the parent company bankrupt...

  • MrDidaxi
    MrDidaxi Year ago +1

    When I first watched some of Linus’ productions, I was skeptical; annoyed, even.
    Once, I had commented in a rather sarcastic manner. I can’t remember the content; I felt that my rant was deserving; I guess that I overdid it, though.
    Having watched this interview, I can unaffectedly say that I respect him, far more than before.

  • Byron Wellburn
    Byron Wellburn Year ago

    I wonder how he knew he looked good on camera 🤔

  • nafsalnfs
    nafsalnfs Year ago

    Its 2018 now ☺

  • Fexell
    Fexell Year ago

    You sure this was LTT? There was no mention of Tunnelbear in the description.

  • UrDaddy WingNut
    UrDaddy WingNut Year ago

    I've probably watched this video a good 20 times since it's posting. Matter of fact- I scroll down to comment & see I was just here 4 days ago, lol

  • Trexer
    Trexer Year ago

    I thought it said how he became Lesbian and I thought that made sense until I looked at the title again

    DANNYonPC Year ago

    Still here in 2018

    KEEVVY Year ago

    Logan never gets old

  • UrDaddy WingNut
    UrDaddy WingNut Year ago

    Linus Sebastion is the perfect example to how you can take a simple idea and turn it into a literal EMPIRE. People can talk whatever trash they want, but no one can deny he is an amazing TheXvid success story

  • Steven Gardoski
    Steven Gardoski Year ago

    I actually stopped fixing ppls stuff. now i give them two channels to go watch. First is LTT and second is Pauls Hardware. Best two things to happen to the internet.

  • Marc Johnson
    Marc Johnson Year ago

    And look at where you are now. Definitely worked your ass off and grown the company.