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What commercialism has brought into Linux has been
by Linus Torvalds

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.
- Linus Torvalds

Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
- Linus Torvalds

Shareware tends to combine the worst of commercial
software with the worst of free software.
- Linus Torvalds

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

 

Before the commercial ventures, Linux tended to be rather hard to set up,
because most of the developers were motivated mainly by their own interests.
- Linus Torvalds

Helsinki may not be as cold as you make it out to be,
but California is still a lot nicer.
I don't remember the last time I couldn't walk around in shorts all day.
- Linus Torvalds

Any program is only as good as it is useful.
- Linus Torvalds

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The memory management on the PowerPC can be used to frighten small children.
- Linus Torvalds

I very seldom worry about other systems.
I concentrate pretty fully on just making Linux the best I can.
- Linus Torvalds

Making Linux GPL'd was definitely the best thing I ever did.
- Linus Torvalds

I used to be interested in Windows NT,
but the more I see it, the more it looks like traditional
Windows with a stabler kernel.
I don't find anything technically interesting there.
- Linus Torvalds

In many cases, the user interface to a program is the
most important part for a commercial company:
whether the programs works correctly or not seems to be secondary.
- Linus Torvalds

I'm generally a very pragmatic person:
that which works,
works.
- Linus Torvalds

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

I don't expect to go hungry if I decide to leave the University.
Resume: Linux looks pretty good in many places.
- Linus Torvalds

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

Linux has definitely made a lot of sense even in a
purely materialistic sense.
- Linus Torvalds

I've never regretted not making Linux shareware:
I really don't like the pay for use binary shareware programs.
- Linus Torvalds

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

See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux,
you have to be a sneaky bastard too.
- Linus Torvalds

The fame and reputation part came later,
and never was much of a motivator, although it did
enable me to work without feeling guilty about neglecting my studies.
- Linus Torvalds

I've been employed by the University of Helsinki,
and they've been perfectly happy to keep me employed and doing Linux.
- Linus Torvalds

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

Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work,
yet getting the work done.
- Linus Torvalds

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

My name is Linus, and I am your God.
- Linus Torvalds

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

You won't get sued for anticompetitive behavior.
- Linus Torvalds

Artists usually don't make all that much money,
and they often keep their artistic hobby despite the
money rather than due to it.
- Linus Torvalds

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."
- Linus Torvalds

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

In my opinion MS is a lot better at making money than
it is at making good operating systems.
- Linus Torvalds

I do get my pizzas paid for by Linux indirectly.
- Linus Torvalds

Software is like sex: it's better when it's free.
- Linus Torvalds

Non-technical questions sometimes don't have an answer at all.
- Linus Torvalds

Helsinki isn't all that bad.
It's a very nice city, and it's cold really only in wintertime.
- Linus Torvalds

I've been very happy with the commercial Linux CD-ROM vendors linux Red Hat.
- Linus Torvalds

The thing with Linux is that the developers themselves
are actually customers too:
that has always been an important part of Linux.
- Linus Torvalds

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

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

I try to avoid long-range plans and visions -
that way I can more easily deal with anything new that comes up.
- Linus Torvalds

People enjoy the interaction on the Internet,
and the feeling of belonging to a group that does something interesting:
that's how some software projects are born.
- Linus Torvalds

Programmers are in the enviable position of not only
getting to do what they want to,
but because the end result is so important they get paid to do it.
There are other professions like that,
but not that many.
- Linus Torvalds

A consumer doesn't take anything away:
he doesn't actually consume anything.
Giving the same thing to a thousand consumers is not
really any more expensive than giving it to just one.
- Linus Torvalds

When it comes to software, I much prefer free software,
because I have very seldom seen a program that has
worked well enough for my needs,
and having sources available can be a life-saver.
- Linus Torvalds

My mother's illness fitted into this protest against
the treatment of the sick who could not pay,
the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste,
the extravagance, and the poverty.
- Ellen Wilkinson

There's a lot of bad isms floating around this world,
but one of the worst is commercialism.
- George Seaton

Fear is a problem with film music and films;
people want to be conventional,
and there's more commercialism today.
If you are not daring in your art, you're bankrupt.
- Alex North

The so-called commercialism includes elements like story,
plots, rhythms and large big scenes.
- Zhang Yimou

I'm only here on Earth to serve God.
I never had a career.
I don't care about commercialism.
I have a ministry and I'll fight for the ministry.
- Larry Norman

HERO is a combination of my personal feeling and the commercialism.
- Zhang Yimou

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

I have Gratitude for Everything
that has brought me to this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are today where your thoughts have brought.
- James Allen

I thank Spirit for EVERYTHING
that has brought me to this moment,
and entrust my entire being
to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious,
and they must be brought into connection with action.
They must be woven together.
- Anais Nin

God is Within You!
You yourself are the creator.
If you find that place within you
from which you brought this thing about,
you will be able to live with it and affirm it,
perhaps even enjoy it, as your life.
- Joseph Campbell

Those who play with the devil's toys
will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
- Charles Kettering

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

Brought up to respect the conventions,
love had to end in marriage.
I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot
be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
- John Stuart Mill

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

Television has brought back murder into the home -
where it belongs.
- Alfred Hitchcock

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

Like religion, politics, and family planning,
cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public.
It's too controversial.
- Erma Bombeck

Justice and power must be brought together,
so that whatever is just may be powerful,
and whatever is powerful may be just.
- Blaise Pascal


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