Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week


“Most of what we do is heavily influenced by Dennis’s outstanding contributions – both in the technical arena and as a founder of the concept of community development.”

 Tim Burke, Vice President Linux Engineering, commenting on the passing of Dennis Richie creator of C and Unix (Red Hat)


“People being told what to do and working for money are never going to match people working for passion and a community.”

Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress speaking on a stage at Schipul alongside Drupal founder Dries Buytaert (Schipul)

“Rather than seeing, for example, Microsoft compete in the marketplace with their own smartphones, they’ve really continued resorting to legal measures to hassle their own customers, right? So it seems kind of odd,”

Google CEO Larry Page on his company’s third quarter earnings call in response to a question about the impact of Microsoft’s legal attacks on Android (Datamation)


“The goal of Ubuntu Server isn’t so much to get into the traditional enterprise datacenter and run traditional workloads; Red Hat and Novell already do a great job of replicating those enterprise stacks from Unix to Linux.”

Mark Baker, Server Product Manager at Canonical on the launch of Ubuntu 11.10 and where it fit into the competitive market (ServerWatch)


“We don’t see the PC as going away at all. We see our customers continuing to use the PC as part of the total solution.”

Michael Dell delivering his view on why the PC is still important, at his company’s DellWorld event (Datamation) 




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

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