“He wanted me to work at Apple doing non-Linux things,” he said. That was a non-starter for Torvalds. Besides, he hated Mac OS’s Mach kernel.
I said no,” Torvalds remembers.
Linux is now the core of Operating Systems such as Android, Chrome WebOS and a few others. Had A Jobs succeeded hiring Torvalds in 2000, Linux might not have made it to 2012.
Here is a Video of Linus Trovalds talking about Apple and Steve jobs
Source: Linus Torvalds: The King of Geeks (And Dad of 3)