quote by Linus Torvalds

Talk is cheap. Show me the code.

— Linus Torvalds

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Only wimps use tape backup. Real men just upload their important stuff on ftp and let the rest of the world mirror it.

What commercialism has brought to Linux has been the incentive to make a good distribution that is easy to use and that has all the packaging issues worked out.

All operating systems sucks, but Linux just sucks less

Unix has retarded OS research by 10 years and linux has retarded it by 20.

Mostly I use the O2 as an X terminal, however, running my apps on Linux and displaying remotely.

Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen an angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.

That's what makes Linux so good: you put in something, and that effort multiplies. It's a positive feedback cycle.

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.

A lot of other people wanted a free production UNIX with lots of bells and whistles and wanted to convert MINIX into that. I was dragged along in the maelstrom for a while, but when Linux came along, I was actually relieved that I could go back to professoring.

Linux is only free if your time has no value.

It feels a little bit funny coming here and telling you guys that Linux and open source are the future of gaming. It's sort of like going to Rome and teaching Catholicism to the pope.

If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won.

'Linux is a leprosy' - This statement is not grammatically or factually correct.

Anyone can build a fast CPU. The trick is to build a fast system.

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.

I started Linux as a desktop operating system.

And it's the only area where Linux hasn't completely taken over. That just annoys the hell out of me.

It's easier for our software to compete with Linux when there's piracy than when there's not.

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.

I never got into Linux. I swear to God, it's only lack of time. I'm past the years of my life where I can really dig into something like running a Linux system. I'm very sympathetic to the whole idea; Linux people always think the way I want to think.

We all know Linux is great...it does infinite loops in 5 seconds.

All the best people in life seem to like LINUX.

There are lots of Linux users who don't care how the kernel works but only want to use it is not only a tribute to how good Linux is, but it also brings up issues that I would never have thought of otherwise.

There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary numerals, and those who don't.

I get the biggest enjoyment from the random and unexpected places.

Linux on cellphones or refrigerators, just because it's so not what I envisioned it. Or on supercomputers.

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.

There is no system but GNU and Linux is one of it's kernels

The big problem that is holding back Linux is games.

People don't realize how critical games are in driving consumer purchasing behavior. We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2,500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well.

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.

One of the questions I've always hated answering is how do people make money in open source. And I think that Caldera and Red Hat - and there are a number of other Linux companies going public - basically show that yes, you can actually make money in the open-source area.

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.

I view Linux as something that's not Microsoft - a backlash against Microsoft, no more and no less.

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

Part of doing Linux was that I had to communicate a lot more instead of just being a geek in front of a computer.

I do get my pizzas paid for by Linux indirectly.

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