When you say "I wrote a program that crashed Windows," people just stare at you blankly and say "Hey, I got those with the system, for free."
More Quotes from Linus Torvalds:Often your 'fixes' are actually removing capabilities that you had, because they were 'too confusing to the user'. GNOME seems to be developed by interface Nazis, where consistently the excuse for not doing something is not 'it's too complicated to do', but 'it would confuse users'.
I've been very happy with the commercial Linux CD-ROM vendors linux Red Hat.
Before the commercial ventures, Linux tended to be rather hard to set up, because most of the developers were motivated mainly by their own interests.
The thing with Linux is that the developers themselves are actually customers too: that has always been an important part of Linux.
I do get my pizzas paid for by Linux indirectly.
The primary issue is just to make people comfortable with Linux.
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