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Citações de Steve Jobs, Bill Gates e Linus Torvalds

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O blog Royal Pigdom reuniu em ordem cronológica um conjunto de citações (em inglês) de três das mentes mais influentes da indústria de TI mundial em todos os tempos, Steve Jobs (Apple), Bill Gates (Microsoft) e Linus Torvalds (Linux).

É curioso notar nas palavras de cada um traços marcantes de suas personalidades. As palavras de Jobs transbordam determinação e raciocínio apurado. Gates sempre contraditório deixa a impressão de que não fala o que realmente pensa. Já Linus é pura objetividade e bom humor.

Steve Jobs

What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.

1994, while he was obviously not working at Apple:
If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it’s worth — and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago

1996, on Bill Gates:
I wish him the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger. 1997, on Apple products: The products suck! There’s no sex in them anymore!

2003, a modest comment on the iPod and iTunes:
It will go down in history as a turning point for the music industry. This is landmark stuff. I can’t overestimate it!

2006, on Microsoft:
Our friends up north spend over five billion dollars on research and development and all they seem to do is copy Google and Apple.

2007, on his $1 annual salary:
I make fifty cents for showing up … and the other 50 cents is based on my performance.

Bill Gates

There’s nobody getting rich writing software that I know of.

We will never make a 32-bit operating system.

The next generation of interesting software will be done on the Macintosh, not the IBM PC.

I believe OS/2 is destined to be the most important operating system, and possibly program, of all time.

If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today’s ideas were invented, and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete standstill today.

The Internet? We are not interested in it.

There are no significant bugs in our released software that any significant number of users want fixed.

1996, on the oft-quoted “640K ought to be enough for anybody.”:
I’ve said some stupid things and some wrong things, but not that. No one involved in computers would ever say that a certain amount of memory is enough for all time… I keep bumping into that silly quotation attributed to me that says 640K of memory is enough.

Microsoft looks at new ideas, they don’t evaluate whether the idea will move the industry forward, they ask, ‘how will it help us sell more copies of Windows?’

1998, memo to the Office product group:
One thing we have got to change in our strategy – allowing Office documents to be rendered very well by other people’s browsers is one of the most destructive things we could do to the company. We have to stop putting any effort into this and make sure that Office documents very well depends on PROPRIETARY IE capabilities.

Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It’s a good thing we have museums to document that.

Spam will be a thing of the past in two years’ time.

Linus Torvalds

I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.

Some people have told me they don’t think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen an angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They’d be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.

My name is Linus Torvalds and I am your god.

Do you pine for the days when men were men and wrote their own device drivers?

Really, I’m not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect.

Talk is cheap. Show me the code.

Which mindset is right? Mine, of course. People who disagree with me are by definition crazy. (Until I change my mind, when they can suddenly become upstanding citizens. I’m flexible, and not black-and-white.)

I have an ego the size of a small planet.

Security people are often the black-and-white kind of people that I can’t stand. I think the OpenBSD crowd is a bunch of masturbating monkeys, in that they make such a big deal about concentrating on security to the point where they pretty much admit that nothing else matters to them.

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quarta-feira, 21 abril, 2010 at 5:30 pm

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Linus celebrando o lançamento do Windows 7

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Será que nem mesmo o pinguim líder conseguiu resistir ao lançamento do Windows 7?


A foto acima foi registrada em frente a um stand de promoção para o lançamento do Windows 7 instalado pela Microsoft próximo ao centro de convenções onde se realizava o Japan Linux Symposium.

A legenda da foto disponível no Flickr informa que “Linus foi convencido a visitar o stand e chegando lá sentiu-se totalmente contagiado pelo lançamento. Bem, pelo menos é o que deve ter pensado o vendedor que também aparece na foto. O cara possivelmente não sabia com que estava lidando. Ao final de tudo Linus surpreendentemente não comprou uma cópia do Windows 7. Sujeito inteligente!”

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sexta-feira, 23 outubro, 2009 at 12:18 pm

O kernel Linux está inchado, porém não necessariamente do jeito que parece

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Linus recetemente disse que o Linux está “inchado e enorme”, mas o que isso realmente significa? Certamente ele se referiu ao código do kernel, não necessariamente ao sistema completo para desktop. Ainda assim, o Linux realmente precisa ser consertado, isso seria possível?

Linux is Bloated, Just Not How You Think (Linux Magazine)

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quinta-feira, 24 setembro, 2009 at 12:16 pm

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Linus comenta sobre netbooks, XFS/Btrfs, Windows 7 e sua escolha pelo Gnome em lugar do KDE 4

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Em suas férias anuais na Austrália, Linus Torvalds sempre aproveita para fazer uma visita a Este ano ele concedeu a seguinte entevista para a ComputerWorld

Na entrevista ele fala, dentre outras coisas, sobre o sucesso do processo de atualização do Linux e aspectos relacionados aos sistemas de arquivos, um campo bastante movimentado ultimamente graças ao ext4 e Btrfs.

Torvalds oferece também insights sobre os motivos que o levaram a migrar do KDE para o Gnome, além de compartilhar conosco as suas impressões sobre o Windows 7.

Fonte: OSNews

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domingo, 25 janeiro, 2009 at 5:21 pm

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Para onde o Linux caminhará em 2008

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TorvaldsO criador do Linux está entusiasmado com armazenamento SSD, tem espectativas quanto a progressos em gráficos e redes sem fio e diz que o sistema operacional é forte em virtualização a despeito da sua falta de interesse pessoal pela área.

Leia a entrevista (“Torvalds On Where Linux Is Headed In 2008“) na íntegra no InformationWeek

Fonte: OSNews

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segunda-feira, 26 novembro, 2007 at 6:12 pm

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