Quotations on Linux

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Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.
- Steve Ballmer
(Keywords: Cancer, Linux, Property, Sense)

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.
- Michael Dell
(Keywords: Design, Selling, Care, Customer, Linux, Windows)

There are a lot of people who've been able to ditch their Windows machines and switch over to Linux because they can now use their Exchange server for calendaring and collaboration from their Linux desktop.
- Nat Friedman
(Keywords: People, Collaboration, Linux, Machines, Now, Windows)

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.
- Miguel de Icaza
(Keywords: People, Company, June, Linux, October, Office, Want)

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.
- Miguel de Icaza
(Keywords: Work, Building, Linux, Projects, Tools)

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.
- Tim O'Reilly
(Keywords: People, Linux, Pressure, Will)

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.
- Eric S. Raymond
(Keywords: Beginning, Internet, Linux, Numbers)

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.
- Linus Torvalds
(Keywords: Care, Linux, Tribute, Want)

The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it.
- Linus Torvalds
(Keywords: Danger, Linux, Philosophy, Wrong)

The cyberspace earnings I get from Linux come in the format of having a Network of people that know me and trust me, and that I can depend on in return.
- Linus Torvalds
(Keywords: Trust, People, Linux, Network)

I never felt that the naming issue was all that important, but I was obviously wrong, judging by how many people felt. I tell people to call it just plain Linux and nothing more.
- Linus Torvalds
(Keywords: People, Linux, Nothing, Wrong)

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.
- Linus Torvalds
(Keywords: Goals, Competition, Linux, Windows)

And when the time comes to replace the O2 I have today, maybe my next machine will run Linux.
- Jamie Zawinski
(Keywords: Time, Linux, Machine, Today, Will)

Linux is only free if your time has no value.
- Jamie Zawinski
(Keywords: Time, Linux, Value)

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!
- Jamie Zawinski
(Keywords: Beauty, Linux, Software)









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