Top Linux Quotes

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1. "Cosmoe works on any of the standard filesystems available for Linux."
Author: Bill Hayden
2. "I currently use Ubuntu Linux, on a standalone laptop - it has no Internet connection. I occasionally carry flash memory drives between this machine and the Macs that I use for network surfing and graphics; but I trust my family jewels only to Linux."
Author: Donald Knuth
3. "Linux evolved in a completely different way. From nearly the beginning, it was rather casually hacked on by huge numbers of volunteers coordinating only through the Internet."
Author: Eric S. Raymond
4. "I think Linux is a great thing, because Linux is an alternative to Windows, and because, of all the operating systems that are at all relevant today, Unix is the best of a bad lot."
Author: Jamie Zawinski
5. "Of course, all of the software I write runs on Linux; that's the beauty of standards, and of cross-platform code. I don't have to run your OS, and you don't have to run mine, and we can use the same applications anyway!"
Author: Jamie Zawinski
6. "Linux is only free if your time has no value."
Author: Jamie Zawinski
7. "Mostly I use the O2 as an X terminal, however, running my apps on Linux and displaying remotely."
Author: Jamie Zawinski
8. "And when the time comes to replace the O2 I have today, maybe my next machine will run Linux."
Author: Jamie Zawinski
9. "Linux is a superbly polished copy of an antique - shinier than the original, perhaps, but still defined by it."
Author: Jaron Lanier
10. "If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won."
Author: Linus Torvalds
11. "There are lots of Linux users who don't care how the kernel works, but only want to use it. That is a tribute to how good Linux is."
Author: Linus Torvalds
12. "The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it."
Author: Linus Torvalds
13. "See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux, you have to be a sneaky bastard too."
Author: Linus Torvalds
14. "Making Linux GPL'd was definitely the best thing I ever did."
Author: Linus Torvalds
15. "That's what makes Linux so good: you put in something, and that effort multiplies. It's a positive feedback cycle."
Author: Linus Torvalds
16. "I don't try to be a threat to MicroSoft, mainly because I don't really see MS as competition. Especially not Windows-the goals of Linux and Windows are simply so different."
Author: Linus Torvalds
17. "We all love Linux, but it's also a fact that some people might not be able to migrate."
Author: Miguel De Icaza
18. "I think that by October the whole company has to migrate to OpenOffice, and then I think it's by June next year we all migrate to Linux - you don't want to migrate 6,000 people both operating system and office suite in a single jump."
Author: Miguel De Icaza
19. "In some cases we've been building tools that are specific to Linux for the desktop, and they only work on Linux, but I see two major projects that are wildly, wildly successful: Mozilla and OpenOffice, and those two programs are cross platform."
Author: Miguel De Icaza
20. "We have a lot of existing customers which are also considering Linux desktop migrations and rolling out some of these programs, so we're learning from them."
Author: Miguel De Icaza
21. "A lot of that momentum comes from the fact that Linux is free."
Author: Nat Friedman
22. "Big Linux deployments have reached the point where it's become a real problem for administrators that they don't have nice tools to manage their servers and desktops."
Author: Nat Friedman
23. "Linux is its own worst enemy: it's splintered, it has different distributions, it's too complex to run for most people."
Author: Nicholas Negroponte
24. "Android is very different from the GNU/Linux operating system because it contains very little of GNU. Indeed, just about the only component in common between Android and GNU/Linux is Linux, the kernel."
Author: Richard Stallman
25. "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches."
Author: Steve Ballmer
26. "All the best people in life seem to like LINUX."
Author: Steve Wozniak
27. "Linux people do what they do because they hate Microsoft."
Author: Theo De Raadt
28. "Linux has never been about quality. There are so many parts of the system that are just these cheap little hacks, and it happens to run."
Author: Theo De Raadt

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