"Shareware tends to combine the worst of commercial software with the worst of free software."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Linus Torvalds on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Linus Torvalds on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Linus Torvalds on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Linus Torvalds on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Linus Torvalds on Bill Gates
"Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done."
"In my opinion MS is a lot better at making money than it is at making good operating systems."
"That's what makes Linux so good: you put in something, and that effort multiplies. It's a positive feedback cycle."
"Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems."
"The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it."