Linux Quotes

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Linus Torvalds
“Talk is cheap. Show me the code.”
Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds
“Theory and practice sometimes clash. And when that happens, theory loses.
Every single time.”
Linus Torvalds

“Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, is an expert of understatement in his leadership of Linux development community. When eager programmers would ask him, ‘”What part of Linux should I work on?’ his answer would usually be, ‘”Let me know when you find out’ (p.286).”
Dan Woods, Wikis For Dummies
tags: linux

Jessica Livingston
“A lot of the machines that Google is built on—commodity is the polite word for them—they're regular PCs and so they're not always the most reliable.”
Jessica Livingston, Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

Jessica Livingston
“Paul Buchheit: Then you have what we do with PCs, and that's technically pretty challenging—to take this big network of machines that are unreliable and build a big, reliable storage system out of it.”
Jessica Livingston, Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

“I was born in debian,
school in ubuntu,
worked with some distro,
and finally on slackware I go home.”
creatorbe

“Installing kali linux but don't know about hacking is like getting married but have no idea what is sex.”
Somoy Rahman

Jaron Lanier
“Linux is a superbly polished copy of an antique - shinier than the original, perhaps, but still defined by it.”
Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget

“tombout attributes, chattr is one of magic, It's still immutable whoever you're force as root.”
creatorbe

“You can pipe anything to anything else, and usually it'll do something. With most of the standard Linux tools, it'll even do what you expect.”
Scott Simpson

“There were in fact bugs," he recalls, "But the essential difference was in the obviousness of bugs, the repeatability of bugs, and potential for fixing bugs oneself. In this environment, bugs were only temporary delays on a steady road towards excellence and stability.”
Glyn Moody

“Sladkey recalls the first time he found and sent a bug to Linus: "My first contribution was in porting some program, probably one of my smaller personal projects. I discovered a bug. Since Linux came with source, my first inclination as a hacker was to take a look under the hood and see if I could fix the problem. I found that although I had never done any kernel work, that I was able to navigate around the code pretty easily and provide a small patch to correct the problem. "With my heart beating and my palms sweating, I composed the most professional message I could muster and sent it off to linus.torvalds@cs.helsinki.fi describing the bug and including my proposed fix. Minutes
later he replied something like, 'Yup, that's a bug. Nice investigation. Thanks. Fixed,' and I was hooked.”
Glyn Moody

“A good supervisor can step on your toes without messing up your shine.”
fortune

Steven Magee
“In 1998, I was using the new Linux operating system on my personal computer with a dial up modem that gave me internet and email, facilitating my search for international jobs.”
Steven Magee