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Linus Torvalds quotes: Non-technical questions sometimes don't have an answer at all. Non-technical questions sometimes don't have an answer at all.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow. Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Those that can, do. Those that can't, complain. Those that can, do. Those that can't, complain.
Linus Torvalds quotes: If you start doing things because you hate others and want to screw them over, the end result is bad. If you start doing things because you hate others and want to screw them over, the end result is bad.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I think one thing I do pretty well is not taking myself too seriously. I think one thing I do pretty well is not taking myself too seriously.
Linus Torvalds quotes: My name is Linus, and I am your God. My name is Linus, and I am your God.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I spend a lot more time than any person should have to talking with lawyers and thinking about intellectual property issues. I spend a lot more time than any person should have to talking with lawyers and thinking about intellectual property issues.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I'm basically a very lazy person who likes to get credit for things other people actually do. I'm basically a very lazy person who likes to get credit for things other people actually do.
Linus Torvalds quotes: 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. 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.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Developers have the attention spans of slightly moronic woodland creatures. Developers have the attention spans of slightly moronic woodland creatures.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I think of myself as an engineer, not as a visionary or 'big thinker.' I don't have any lofty goals. I think of myself as an engineer, not as a visionary or 'big thinker.' I don't have any lofty goals.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I've been employed by the University of Helsinki, and they've been perfectly happy to keep me employed and doing Linux. I've been employed by the University of Helsinki, and they've been perfectly happy to keep me employed and doing Linux.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I've been very happy with the commercial Linux CD-ROM vendors linux Red Hat. I've been very happy with the commercial Linux CD-ROM vendors linux Red Hat.
Linus Torvalds quotes: With software, you really can replicate and do a lot of very real and active development in parallel, and actually try it out and see what works. With software, you really can replicate and do a lot of very real and active development in parallel, and actually try it out and see what works.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I don't see myself as a visionary at all. I don't see myself as a visionary at all.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Today, I will offer free web hosting and developpement helps for projects under Sourceforge Today, I will offer free web hosting and developpement helps for
projects under Sourceforge
Linus Torvalds quotes: Helsinki isn't all that bad. It's a very nice city, and it's cold really only in wintertime. Helsinki isn't all that bad. It's a very nice city, and it's cold really only in wintertime.
Linus Torvalds quotes: People will realize that software is not a product; you use it to build a product, People will realize that software is not a product; you use it to build a product,
Linus Torvalds quotes: We all know Linux is great ... it does infinite loops in 5 seconds. We all know Linux is great ... it does infinite loops in 5 seconds.
Linus Torvalds quotes: The memory management on the PowerPC can be used to frighten small children. The memory management on the PowerPC can be used to frighten small children.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I want my office to be quiet. The loudest thing in the room - by far - should be the occasional purring of the cat. I want my office to be quiet. The loudest thing in the room - by far - should be the occasional purring of the cat.
Linus Torvalds quotes: A computer is like air conditioning - it becomes useless when you open Windows A computer is like air conditioning - it becomes useless when you open Windows
Linus Torvalds quotes: Making Linux GPL'd was definitely the best thing I ever did. Making Linux GPL'd was definitely the best thing I ever did.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Shareware tends to combine the worst of commercial software with the worst of free software. Shareware tends to combine the worst of commercial software with the worst of free software.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships. Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done. Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.
Linus Torvalds quotes: No problem is too big it can't be run away from No problem is too big it can't be run away from
Linus Torvalds quotes: I have an ego the size of a small planet I have an ego the size of a small planet
Linus Torvalds quotes: Only religious fanatics and totalitarian states equate morality with legality. Only religious fanatics and totalitarian states equate morality with legality.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I do get my pizzas paid for by Linux indirectly. I do get my pizzas paid for by Linux indirectly.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Backups are for wimps. Real men upload their data to an FTP site and have everyone else mirror it. Backups are for wimps. Real men upload their data to an FTP site and have everyone else mirror it.
Linus Torvalds quotes: What I find most interesting is how people really have taken Linux and used it in ways and attributes and motivations that I never felt. What I find most interesting is how people really have taken Linux and used it in ways and attributes and motivations that I never felt.
Linus Torvalds quotes: That's what makes Linux so good: you put in something, and that effort multiplies. It's a positive feedback cycle. That's what makes Linux so good: you put in something, and that effort multiplies. It's a positive feedback cycle.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Personally, I'm not interested in making device drivers look like user-level. They aren't, they shouldn't be, and microkernels are just stupid. Personally, I'm not interested in making device drivers look like user-level. They aren't, they shouldn't be, and microkernels are just stupid.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I'm a technical manager, but I don't have to take care of people. I only have to worry about technology itself. I'm a technical manager, but I don't have to take care of people. I only have to worry about technology itself.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Finnish companies tend to be very traditional, not taking many risks. Silicon Valley is completely different: people here really live on the edge. Finnish companies tend to be very traditional, not taking many risks. Silicon Valley is completely different: people here really live on the edge.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I think, fundamentally, open source does tend to be more stable software. It's the right way to do things. I think, fundamentally, open source does tend to be more stable software. It's the right way to do things.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Quite frankly, even if the choice of C were to do *nothing* but keep the C++ programmers out, that in itself would be a huge reason to use C. Quite frankly, even if the choice of C were to do *nothing* but keep the C++ programmers out, that in itself would be a huge reason to use C.
Linus Torvalds quotes: And what's the Internet without the rick-roll? And what's the Internet without the rick-roll?
Linus Torvalds quotes: Don't hurry your code. Make sure it works well and is well designed. Don't worry about timing. Don't hurry your code. Make sure it works well and is well designed. Don't worry about timing.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I think people can generally trust me, but they can trust me exactly because they know they don't have to. I think people can generally trust me, but they can trust me exactly because they know they don't have to.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program. Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I claim that Mach people (and apparently FreeBSD) are incompetent idiots. I claim that Mach people (and apparently FreeBSD) are incompetent idiots.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I like to think that I've been a good manager. That fact has been very instrumental in making Linux a successful product. I like to think that I've been a good manager. That fact has been very instrumental in making Linux a successful product.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Portability is for people who cannot write new programs Portability is for people who cannot write new programs
Linus Torvalds quotes: The NIH syndrome (Not Invented Here) is a disease. The NIH syndrome (Not Invented Here) is a disease.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I'm interested in Linux because of the technology, and Linux wasn't started as any kind of rebellion against the 'evil Microsoft empire.' I'm interested in Linux because of the technology, and Linux wasn't started as any kind of rebellion against the 'evil Microsoft empire.'
Linus Torvalds quotes: Theory and practice sometimes clash. And when that happens, theory loses. Every single time. Theory and practice sometimes clash. And when that happens, theory loses. Every single time.
Linus Torvalds quotes: It was such a relief to program in user mode for a change. Not having to care about the small stuff is wonderful. It was such a relief to program in user mode for a change. Not having to care about the small stuff is wonderful.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Me trying to make a business around Linux would have been a total disaster. Me trying to make a business around Linux would have been a total disaster.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Only wimps use tape backup. REAL men just upload their important stuff on ftp and let the rest of the world mirror it. Only wimps use tape backup. REAL men just upload their important stuff on ftp and let the rest of the world mirror it.
Linus Torvalds quotes: The bulk of all patents are crap. Spending time reading them is stupid. It's up to the patent owner to do so, and to enforce them. The bulk of all patents are crap. Spending time reading them is stupid. It's up to the patent owner to do so, and to enforce them.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I've never regretted not making Linux shareware: I really don't like the pay for use binary shareware programs. I've never regretted not making Linux shareware: I really don't like the pay for use binary shareware programs.
Linus Torvalds quotes: If you think penguins are fat and waddle, you have never been attacked by one running at you in excess of 100 miles per hour. If you think penguins are fat and waddle, you have never been attacked by one running at you in excess of 100 miles per hour.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I love making friends ... it's people I can't stand. I love making friends ... it's people I can't stand.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I very seldom worry about other systems. I concentrate pretty fully on just making Linux the best I can. I very seldom worry about other systems. I concentrate pretty fully on just making Linux the best I can.
Linus Torvalds quotes: If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won. If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won.
Linus Torvalds quotes: You won't get sued for anticompetitive behavior. You won't get sued for anticompetitive behavior.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Every time I see some piece of medical research saying that caffeine is good for you, I high-five myself. Because I'm going to live forever. Every time I see some piece of medical research saying that caffeine is good for you, I high-five myself. Because I'm going to live forever.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I don't expect to go hungry if I decide to leave the University. Resume: Linux looks pretty good in many places. I don't expect to go hungry if I decide to leave the University. Resume: Linux looks pretty good in many places.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I may make jokes about Microsoft at times, but at the same time, I think the Microsoft hatred is a disease. I may make jokes about Microsoft at times, but at the same time, I think the Microsoft hatred is a disease.
Linus Torvalds quotes: 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. 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.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I don't think commercialization is the answer to anything. It's just one more facet of Linux, and not the deciding one by any means. I don't think commercialization is the answer to anything. It's just one more facet of Linux, and not the deciding one by any means.
Linus Torvalds quotes: Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems. Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
Linus Torvalds quotes: I see myself as a technical person who chose a great project and a great way of doing that project. I see myself as a technical person who chose a great project and a great way of doing that project.
Linus Torvalds quotes: OK, I admit it. I was just a front-man for the real fathers of Linux, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus. OK, I admit it. I was just a front-man for the real fathers of Linux, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus.
Linus Torvalds quotes: The way to do good basic design isn't actually to be really smart about it, but to try to have a few basic concepts. The way to do good basic design isn't actually to be really smart about it, but to try to have a few basic concepts.