Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“This was not an overnight success by any means.”

    Eric Risley, founder of Architect Partners, a technology merger-and- acquisition advisory firm in Menlo Park, California commenting on the first day rise of LinkedIN’s IPO price. (Bloomberg)

“I really was struggling with the decision of whether I wanted to cut a final release at all: it could easily have made more sense to just do an -rc8.”

    Linux Founder, Linus Torvalds explains his decision to release a new Linux kernel instead of pushing out yet another release candidate. (LKML)

“The most interesting aspect of this finding is not the technical details of the weakness, but more so that it was around for so long without anyone noticing until now.”

    Josh Daymont, principal at security firm Securisea commenting on the disclosure that 99 percent of Android users are at risk from a security exploit. (eSecurityPlanet)

“Mono is part of the SUSE Linux business.”

    Nils Brauckmann, President and General Manager of the new SUSE Linux business at Attachmate refuting claims that his company is abandoning Mono, even though they have laid of the U.S. development team behind the open source technology. (Datamation)

“The tablet, in almost all the instances we found, is a third device…But I’m not seeing this replacing either the smartphone or the PC in large numbers of organizations.”

    Michael Dell, founder of Dell commenting on his views for the prospect of tablets in his business. (InternetNews)

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of, the network for technology professionals.

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