Best Microsoft Quotations

Computers are like air conditioners, they stop working properly when you open windows. -- unknown

Every single thing that Microsoft says and does is designed to protect their monopoly.   -- Alan Baratz, President, Sun JavaSoft Division

I can tell you I wish those people just would be quiet. It would be best for the world.   -- Steve Ballmer, October 2003 (when giving his views on security researchers at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans)

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...   -- unknown

Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition. -- Orrin Hatch, U.S. Senator

Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.   -- Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux

Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect.   -- Linus Torvalds, September 2003

The Blue Screen of Death isn't a bug, it's a feature! -- unknown

The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably the day they start making vacuum cleaners. -- Ernst Jan Plugge

There are no significant bugs in our released software that any significant number of users want fixed. -- Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft, Focus Magazine, 1995

There are people who don't like capitalism, and people who don't like PCs. But there's no one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft. -- Bill Gates

There appear to be few if any technical reasons to move from UNIX to Windows NT. The performance of Linux exceeds that of NT 4.0 and Linux appears to be more reliable.   -- David Korn, creator of the ksh shell, 1997

To me, Microsoft has behaved like the clear-cutters of the computer software industry. -- Eric Allman, developer of sendmail

We like Microsoft. It has been one of Linux's best friends.   -- a Bellevue Linux Users Group member

For quotations about computers in general, see Best Computer Quotations, and for quotations about Linux, see Best Linux Quotations.

Created June 29, 2006.
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