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Jamie Zawinski

American,  Scientist
Total Quotes : 19
Eat Desk Eater

I eat and drink at my desk, but I'm a tidy eater.

- Jamie Zawinski

Purpose Warning Serve

My one purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.

- Jamie Zawinski

Calendar Use Computer

I use a really simple calendar program on my computer.

- Jamie Zawinski

Mostly Use However

Mostly I use the O2 as an X terminal, however, running my apps on Linux and displaying remotely.

- Jamie Zawinski

Want Need Access

Because, you see, what I want to do is to commoditize the OS. I want to have access to all the applications that I need to do the things that I need to do, regardless.

- Jamie Zawinski

Like Potatoes Using

Using these toolkits is like trying to make a bookshelf out of mashed potatoes.

- Jamie Zawinski

Next Will Maybe

And when the time comes to replace the O2 I have today, maybe my next machine will run Linux.

- Jamie Zawinski

Only Linux Your

Linux is only free if your time has no value.

- Jamie Zawinski

Most Figuring Out

See, unlike most hackers, I get little joy out of figuring out how to install the latest toy.

- Jamie Zawinski

Question Still Stands

Nothing stands still. The real question is can you change it?

- Jamie Zawinski

Reward Having Discovered

I don't get much sense of reward from having discovered how to get the Foo card to coexist with the Bar card.

- Jamie Zawinski

New Give Figure

If you give a hacker a new toy, the first thing he'll do is take it apart to figure out how it works.

- Jamie Zawinski

Think Bad I Think

I think Linux is a great thing, because Linux is an alternative to Windows, and because, of all the operating systems that are at all relevant today, Unix is the best of a bad lot.

- Jamie Zawinski

Software Mine Code

Of course, all of the software I write runs on Linux; that's the beauty of standards, and of cross-platform code. I don't have to run your OS, and you don't have to run mine, and we can use the same applications anyway!

- Jamie Zawinski

Like Some Other

On the other hand, there would be some value in different folks getting together to share expertise and technology; but to the listener, it wouldn't necessarily seem like a single station in the traditional sense.

- Jamie Zawinski

Why Use Out

Why should someone have to retrain themselves to use a new application that does the same basic thing as the old application, just because something as trivial as the operating system changed out from under them?

- Jamie Zawinski

Think Big I Think

I think Linux is a great thing, in the big picture. It's a great hacker's tool, and it has a lot of potential to become something more.

- Jamie Zawinski

Software Hacker Might

Software Engineering might be science; but that's not what I do. I'm a hacker, not an engineer.

- Jamie Zawinski

Always Will In The Past

You can always affect things - so can you change it in a way that will make you as happy with it in the future as you were in the past? Maybe it won't be the same, but it might be something else you also like.

- Jamie Zawinski