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Most good programmers do their...

Most good programmers do their jobs not because they expect to be paid or recognized, but because they enjoy programming.

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

A real programmer reads much m...

A real programmer reads much more than he writes.

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

Intelligence is the ability to...

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

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

The cyberspace earnings I get ...

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 218 quotes

The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh...

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

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

That's what makes Linux so goo...

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

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

Shareware tends to combine the...

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

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

In my opinion MS is a lot bett...

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

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

Microsoft isn't evil, they jus...

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

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

If you think your users are id...

If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it.

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

So I decided that if the archi...

So I decided that if the architecture is fundamentally sane enough, say it follows some basic rules like it supported paging , then I would be able to say, yes, Linux fundamentally supports that model.

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

Given enough eyeballs, all bug...

Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

Those that can, do. Those that...

Those that can, do. Those that can't, complain.

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

Theory and practice sometimes ...

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

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

If you like using CVS, you sho...

If you like using CVS, you should be in some kind of mental institution or somewhere else.

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

Modern PCs are horrible. ACPI ...

Modern PCs are horrible. ACPI is a complete design disaster in every way. But we're kind of stuck with it. If any Intel people are listening to this and you had anything to do with ACPI, shoot yourself now, before you reproduce.

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

If you want an application to ...

If you want an application to be portable, you don't necessarily create an abstraction layer like a microkernel so much as you program intelligently.

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

I never try to make any far-re...

I never try to make any far-reaching predictions, so much can happen that it simply only makes you look stupid a few years later.

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

The idea of abstracting away t...

The idea of abstracting away the one thing that must be blindingly fast, the kernel, is inherently counter productive.

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

No problem is too big it can't...

No problem is too big it can't be run away from

Linus Torvalds 218 quotes

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