Quotes By Jamie Zawinski
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I think Linux is a great thing, because Linux is an alternative to Windows, and because, of all the operating systems that are at all relevant today, Unix is the best of a bad lot.
My one purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.
On the other hand, there would be some value in different folks getting together to share expertise and technology; but to the listener, it wouldn't necessarily seem like a single station in the traditional sense.
Software Engineering might be science; but that's not what I do. I'm a hacker, not an engineer.
Because, you see, what I want to do is to commoditize the OS. I want to have access to all the applications that I need to do the things that I need to do, regardless.
Linux is only free if your time has no value.
I think Linux is a great thing, in the big picture. It's a great hacker's tool, and it has a lot of potential to become something more.
See, unlike most hackers, I get little joy out of figuring out how to install the latest toy.
And when the time comes to replace the O2 I have today, maybe my next machine will run Linux.
If you give a hacker a new toy, the first thing he'll do is take it apart to figure out how it works.
Using these toolkits is like trying to make a bookshelf out of mashed potatoes.
Of course, all of the software I write runs on Linux; that's the beauty of standards, and of cross-platform code. I don't have to run your OS, and you don't have to run mine, and we can use the same applications anyway!
I don't get much sense of reward from having discovered how to get the Foo card to coexist with the Bar card.
Mostly I use the O2 as an X terminal, however, running my apps on Linux and displaying remotely.
Why should someone have to retrain themselves to use a new application that does the same basic thing as the old application, just because something as trivial as the operating system changed out from under them?
I use a really simple calendar program on my computer.
I eat and drink at my desk, but I'm a tidy eater.
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