Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“Your old original 386  DX33 system from early 1991 won’t be able to boot modern Linux kernels anymore. Sniff.”

 Linux kernel developer, Ingo Molnar commenting on a patch introduced for Linux 3.8 that will finally remove support for 386 CPUs (LKML)


“We’re not protecting the past; we’re inventing the future.”

Michael Dell, CEO of Dell during his DellWorld keynote explaining how his company is different than rivals (ServerWatch)


 “Most people tend to think of IT as back office, back room guys, who are useful for reducing costs.”

Juniper Network CIO, Bask Iyer commenting on a new report showing a gap in IT expectations (Datamation).

“We can be sure that this bug is not a gift Microsoft wanted to receive this holiday season.”

Andrew Storms, director of security operations and nCircle, commenting on Microsoft’s December Patch Tuesday (eSecurityPlanet)


“We do have 206 bones in our body, the 207th could arguably be the smartphone.”

Neil Wu Becker, Director of Research at Cisco, commenting on his company’s new Connected World Report findings (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)


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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