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#1 2013-02-24 19:11:07

Multimoon
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What is your favorite linux quote?

I've seen a lot of good linux quotes lately, one of my favorite I found here, and it reads

"I remarked to Dennis [Ritchie] that easily half 
the code I was writing in Multics was error recovery code. 
He said, "We left all that stuff out [of Unix].
If there's an error, we have this routine called panic, 
and when it is called, the machine crashes, and you holler down
the hall, 'Hey, reboot it.'" — Tom Van Vleck

What are your favorite linux/unix quotes?


It always makes me laugh when people complain and rage over any distro's management ideal, when this is a linux community, and you could always make your own distro and experience the pains yourself.

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#2 2013-02-24 20:03:16

nomorewindows
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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

I'm surprised you missed this one:

"One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code."— Ken Thompson

I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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#3 2013-02-24 20:04:26

Multimoon
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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

Oh I saw that one, just the multics one struck me as more amusing, just as good of a quote though.

Last edited by Multimoon (2013-02-24 20:04:54)


It always makes me laugh when people complain and rage over any distro's management ideal, when this is a linux community, and you could always make your own distro and experience the pains yourself.

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#4 2013-02-24 20:23:14

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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

Linus Torvalds  wrote:

    I can (well, almost) hear you asking yourselves "why?". Hurd will be out in a year (or two, or next month, who knows), and I've already got minix.

5 October 1991


Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature -- Michael Faraday
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#5 2013-02-24 20:27:18

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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

Abraham Lincoln wrote:

The best thing about Linux is that it's much more reliable than random quotes you find on the internet.


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#6 2013-02-24 20:48:09

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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

"Real men don't use backups, they post their stuff on a public ftp server and let the rest of the world make copies."  - Linus Torvalds

I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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#7 2013-02-24 20:49:54

Multimoon
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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

All great quotes, I've found a couple more good ones.

Linus Torvalds wrote:

We all know Linux is great... it does infinite loops in 5 seconds.

Lawrence Foard wrote:

I develop for Linux for a living, I used to develop for DOS.
Going from DOS to Linux is like trading a glider for an F117.

J. Scott Thayer wrote:

One OS to rule them all,
One OS to find them.
One OS to call them all,
And in salvation bind them.
In the bright land of Linux,
Where the hackers play.

Linus Torvalds wrote:

Only wimps use tape backup: _real_ men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it.

Unknown wrote:

If Bill Gates is the Devil then Linus Torvalds must be the Messiah.

The Killall Manual wrote:

Be warned that typing killall name may not have the desired effect on non-Linux systems, especially when done by a privileged user.

The above has to be my favorite, brings back memories of Windows.


It always makes me laugh when people complain and rage over any distro's management ideal, when this is a linux community, and you could always make your own distro and experience the pains yourself.

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#8 2013-02-24 20:50:36

Multimoon
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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

@nomorewindows You beat me to that quote. Ironic.


It always makes me laugh when people complain and rage over any distro's management ideal, when this is a linux community, and you could always make your own distro and experience the pains yourself.

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#9 2013-02-24 20:53:31

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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

See my sig.


"...one cannot be angry when one looks at a penguin."  - John Ruskin
"Life in general is a bit shit, and so too is the internet. And that's all there is." - scepticisle

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#10 2013-02-24 20:55:47

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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

skanky wrote:

See my sig.

The Doonesberry penguin?
Makes you wonder why daemons on Linux aren't called penguins?  Hmm...got to be more careful here somebody else already said that

We should start referring to processes which run in the background by their
correct technical name... paenguins.
	-- Kevin M. Bealer, commenting on the penguin Linux logo

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I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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#11 2013-02-24 21:28:59

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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

nomorewindows wrote:
skanky wrote:

See my sig.

The Doonesberry penguin?
Makes you wonder why daemons on Linux aren't called penguins?  Hmm...got to be more careful here somebody else already said that

We should start referring to processes which run in the background by their
correct technical name... paenguins.
	-- Kevin M. Bealer, commenting on the penguin Linux logo

No, that's my avatar, and it's Opus from Bloom County. The sig is the quote down below. wink


"...one cannot be angry when one looks at a penguin."  - John Ruskin
"Life in general is a bit shit, and so too is the internet. And that's all there is." - scepticisle

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#12 2013-02-24 23:57:13

nomorewindows
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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

skanky wrote:
nomorewindows wrote:
skanky wrote:

See my sig.

The Doonesberry penguin?
Makes you wonder why daemons on Linux aren't called penguins?  Hmm...got to be more careful here somebody else already said that

We should start referring to processes which run in the background by their
correct technical name... paenguins.
	-- Kevin M. Bealer, commenting on the penguin Linux logo

No, that's my avatar, and it's Opus from Bloom County. The sig is the quote down below. wink

As long as it's still a penguin, (and I haven't lost my mind).

"Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature." ~ Rich Kulawiec

I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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#13 2013-02-25 03:45:50

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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

Read the wiki.

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#14 2013-02-27 18:55:19

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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen an angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They’d be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.

Linus Torvalds

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#15 2013-02-27 20:30:29

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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

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

- Linus Torvalds

*looking at Skype and Hyper-V contributions to the Kernel.*

"Regression testing"? What's that? If it compiles, it is good; if it boots up, it is perfect.

- Linus Torvalds

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#16 2013-02-27 22:27:19

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Re: What is your favorite linux quote?

Guys, this isn't a dick-sucking contest

Linus Torvalds, February 2013.

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