I love Linux, and pay a lot respect to the initial creator Linus Torvalds.

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He seems full of wisdom and really like his following quotes:

  • I think of myself as an engineer, not as a visionary or ‘big thinker.’ I don’t have any lofty goals.

  • I’m generally a very pragmatic person: that which works, works.

  • In many cases, the user interface to a program is the most important part for a commercial company:
    whether the programs works correctly or not seems to be secondary.

  • I try to avoid long-range plans and visions - that way I can more easily deal with anything new that comes up.

  • It’s a personality trait: from the very beginning, I knew what I was concentrating on.
    I’m only doing the kernel - I always found everything around it to be completely boring.

  • By staying neutral, I end up being somebody that everybody can trust.
    Even if they don’t always agree with my decisions, they know I’m not working against them.

  • Software is like sex: it’s better when it’s free.

  • There are lots of Linux users who don’t care how the kernel works, but only want to use it.
    That is a tribute to how good Linux is.

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

  • I actually think that I’m a rather optimistic and happy person; it’s just that I’m not a very positive person, if you see the difference.

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

  • Programmers are in the enviable position of not only getting to do what they want to,
    but because the end result is so important they get paid to do it. There are other professions like that, but not that many.