Software is like sex: It's better when it's free.
Anyone can build a fast CPU. The trick is to build a fast system.
Microsoft is not the answer. Microsoft is the question. NO is the answer.
Only wimps use tape backup. REAL men just upload their important stuff on ftp and let the rest of the world mirror it.
If you want to travel around the world and be invited to speak at a lot
of different places, just write a Unix operating system.
Talk is cheap. Show me the code.
A multithreaded file system is only a performance hack.
Linux people do what they do because they hate Microsoft.
Oh, I've seen copies [of Linux Journal] around the terminal room at The
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.
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!
And when the time comes to replace the O2 I have today, maybe my next machine will run Linux.
I think that Microsoft will increasingly feel margin pressure from Linux as well as people saying: well actually the applications that really matter to me are not on my PC. And so they're going to be able to extract less of a monopoly rent, so to speak.
A couple of years ago this guy called Ken Brown wrote a book saying that Linus stole Linux from me It later came out that Microsoft had paid him to do this
The memory management on the PowerPC can be used to frighten small children.
There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary numerals, and those who don't.
I think Linux is a great thing, in the big picture. It's a great hacker's tool, and it has a lot of potential to become something more.
When you say 'I wrote a program that crashed Windows,' people just stare at you blankly and say 'Hey, I got those with the system, for free.'
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.
Mostly I use the O2 as an X terminal, however, running my apps on Linux and displaying remotely.
The interesting thing is when we design and architect a server, we don't design it for Windows or Linux, we design it for both. We don't really care, as long as we're selling the one the customer wants.
What commercialism has brought into Linux has been the incentive to make a good distribution that is easy to use and that has all the packaging issues worked out.
Today, I use Linux as my primary OS (on an x86 PC, and on a Thinkpad), and I also use Irix (on an SGI O2). Linux has improved a great deal since I wrote this, specifically with respect to its ease of installation.
We've been using C and C++ way too much - they're nice, but they're very close to the machine and what we wanted was to empower regular users to build applications for Linux.
Linux is only free if your time has no value.
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