*nix Quotes

UNIX is very simple, but it takes a genius to understand the simplicity.  ~ Dennis Ritchie

Contrary to popular belief, UNIX is user friendly. It just happens to be very selective about who it decides to make friends with.   -- unknown

UNIX was so successful, in fact, that it was difficult for any subsequently developed operating systems to not be influenced by it.   -- a Bellevue Linux Users Group member, 2006

UNIX is not so much an operating system as an oral history.   -- Neal Stephenson, science fiction writer

If you want to travel around the world and be invited to speak at a lot of different places, just write a UNIX operating system.   -- Linus Torvalds (link is external), creator of Linux (link is external)

A Linux machine! because a 486 is a terrible thing to waste.   -- unknown

Avoid the Gates of Hell. Use Linux.   -- unknown

Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.   -- Linus Torvalds (link is external), creator of Linux (link is external)

Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect.   -- Linus Torvalds, September 2003