Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“Santa doesn’t like it when I curse a lot in email.”

Linus Torvalds, founder of Linux warning Linux kernel contributors not to overburden his queue before the holidays (Linux Planet)


“I’m not going to try and paint anything that’s overly rosy or anything that’s overly pessimistic.”

Jim Balsillie, CEO of RIM commenting on the current state of the BlackBerry maker during the company’s third quarter earnings call  said. (EnterpriseMobileToday)


“For consumers, the safety benefits are one of the key reasons that the industry has been moving towards automatic updates as the norm.”

Ryan Gavin, General Manager, Internet Explorer Business and Marketing, explaining why IE is moving to a silent update model (Datamation)

“They get to pick and choose, wherever they want to store their data, whether it’s in their own basement or they want to rent storage space somewhere, I don’t particularly care.”

Marcus Rex, CEO and CTO of open source startup ownCloud explaining why his company will not actually have its’ own cloud service (InfoStor).


“If you’re looking for enterprise-class services to easily manage diverse, distributed environments with integrated disaster recover and identity management, you’ll be taxed to build that as SLES Linux only.”

Sophia Germanides, Novell product marketing manager explaining why Novell things there is a need for their new Open Enterprise Server (ServerWatch)



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