Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“No big surprises, which is just how I like it.”

Linus Torvalds announcing the Linux 3.3 rc3 kernel release (LKML)


“The bottom line for Cisco is simple: innovation, speed and agility are in. Costs and complexity are out.”

Cisco CEO John Chambers during his company’s second quarter earnings call explaining how the company has turned around (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)


“Supporting, versions that have become obsolete and can’t be amended with the recent bugfixes or features, is obviously unrealistic–because of technical limitations of such an approach. “

Andrew Alexeev, co-founder of open source web server NGINX, explaining the new commercial support model (ServerWatch)


“Google has issued a statement recommending that you transfer all your money into gold bullion, bury it in your backyard and then sit on your porch with a shotgun all day.”

Forbes contributor Dave Thier, giving his views on recent reports about Google Wallet being exploited (Forbes)

“Before anyone gets all worked up and conspiratorial: everything in the remix is available from the standard Software Centre.”

Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth announcing a new business remix version of his open source operating system (



Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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