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Great quotes from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds

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We have collected some of the best quotes from three of the most influential people in the history of operating systems: Steve Jobs (Apple), Linus Torvalds (Linux) and Bill Gates (Microsoft).

Some of these quotes may surprise you, especially the older ones. For your convenience, we have put the quotes in chronological order.

(We have to wonder if we will have left the same trail of quotes a couple of decades from now when Pingdom rules the world (cough)…)

Steve Jobs

Let’s start with the man who co-founded Apple in 1976, left the company in 1985, then came back and saved the day in 1997.

1991: 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.

Bill Gates

Now on to the man who co-founded Microsoft in 1975 and later became the richest man in the world.

1980: There’s nobody getting rich writing software that I know of.

Linus Torvalds

Finally, the man who in 1991 started to work on what would become Linux.

1991: I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.

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