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Linux Quotes

From: grep@calvin.oriole.sbay.org (George Bonser)

"Well, let's just say, 'if your VCR is still blinking 12:00, you don't want Linux'".

--- Bruce Perens


From: Martin Radford <martin@zamenhof.demon.co.uk>

"Only wimps use tape backup: _real_ men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)"

--- Linus Torvalds


From: tbenavid@ahui.dcc.uchile.cl (Thomas Benavides A)

... when men were men
and wrote their own device driver ...

--- Linus Torvalds


From: ftlofaro@unlv.edu (Frank Lofaro) + others

> > I was wondering if there is a good source of info about Linux
> > and security. Preferrably free but I would like to know how
> > to set up accounts and create groups and make sure that my
> > system isn't holy!
>Use curses, and run lots of daemons.

And make sure to have shadow passwords, skeleton accounts, zombie processes and ghostscript too.

Also run SATAN, a security testing program (isn't that ironic, makes sure your system isn't either holey or holy! :)

Allow hosts of which's.

And make sure there are no nice processes.
Oh, and don't forget to replace true with false.


From: timr@sco.COM (Tim Ruckle)

Hah! Commies are the least of your worries. We also have cows, frogs and Andy Tanenbaum. As you know, this last person is responsible for Minix and so ultimately for Linux by driving Linus Thorvalds mad.

--- J.J. Paijmans (paai@kub.nl)


From: jjs@dostoevsky.ucr.edu (Joe Sloan)

jjs@wintermute.ucr.edu | I am using Linux every day
A linux machine! because a 486 | to up my productivity -
is a terrible thing to waste! | so up yours!


From: zarkdav@eddy.freenix.fr (Benjamin Ryzman)

******** W A R N I N G ! **************************************
Linux should not be used by those under the influence of MicroSoft.
May cause dizziness or vertigo. Consult your tech support before
using Linux. (note--after using Linux, you may notice extreme
discomfort when using MicroSoft. Discontinue use of MicroSoft.)
************************************** W A R N I N G ! ********


From: vstemen@nyx.cs.du.edu (Vincent Stemen)

MSDOS = MicroShafts Distribution of Sh.. ********** Try Linux ! ************


From: tempest@amiserv.xnet.com (Gregory Ade)

From the Linux getopt(3) manpage:
This manpage is confusing."


From: fjh@munta.cs.mu.OZ.AU (Fergus James HENDERSON)

Linux: Choice of a GNU Generation


From: steve_byrne@taligent.com (Steve Byrne)

Try Linux: The Soul of a GNU Machine


From: jbotz@mtholyoke.edu (Jurgen Botz)

"Unix? What's that? Is that like Linux?"


From: bsa@kf8nh.wariat.org (Brandon S. Allbery)

It's not too late to turn back from the "Gates" of Hell...
Linux: the free 32-bit operating system, available NOW.
Why waaaaaait for NT?


From: johnpc@xs4all.nl (Jan-Pieter Cornet)

Actual quote: "Linux was made by foreign terrorists to steal money from true AMERICAN companies like Microsoft who invented computing as we know it, and are being punished for their success..."

Linux -- "It's computing, Jim, but not as we know it"


From: "Wayne O. Cochran" <wcochran@eecs.wsu.edu>

"Windows is packaged with Solitaire (ooh)!
Linux is distributed with Doom ... you can have your deck of cards,
I'll take a chainsaw!"

--- paraphrase from comp.os.linux.advocacy