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Bill Gates vs. Linus Torvalds: Who has a bigger ego?

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If you are Bill Gates or Linus Torvalds, it is totally understandable to have an ego the size of the biggest planet. The two has been known to make comments that will forever keep the geek pride alive. If you want proof, just read the following quotes from Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds, and be the judge of who has a bigger ego between them.


"People everywhere love Windows."
Bill Gates
vs.
"We all know Linux is great…it does infinite loops in 5 seconds."
Linus Torvalds

"Windows 2000 already contains features such as the human discipline component, where the PC can send an electric shock through the keyboard if the human does something that does not please Windows."
Bill Gates
vs.
"Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems."
Linus Torvalds

"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
vs.
"I'd like to say that I knew this would happen, that it's all part of the plan for world domination. "
Linus Torvalds

"Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one."
Bill Gates
vs.
"My name is Linus Torvalds and I am your god."
Linus Torvalds

"Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It’s a good thing we have museums to document that. "
Bill Gates
vs.
"Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect."
Linus Torvalds

"Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so irritating. "
Bill Gates
vs.
"Most days I wake up thinking I'm the luckiest bastard alive. "
Linus Torvalds

12 comments

  1. I simply say that there's no battle, Linus wins

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  2. Linuse's is much more triumphant.

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  3. Michael JohnsonJuly 23, 2008

    IMHO, the biggest difference (and most important) between them is that Linus is usually tongue in cheek and Bill is usually serious.

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  4. bill is richer

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  5. Linus also said "PC is pretty much like air conditioning ... its becomes useless when you open windows."

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  6. WINDOWS IS BETTER!

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  7. hahaha infinite loops.... 5 seconds.... hahahahah

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  8. AnonymousJune 18, 2011

    OK there.. IMO Linus' statements are too arrogant, even more than bill gates...

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  9. AnonymousJuly 20, 2011

    Everyday Microsoft users upgrade to Linux !!
    But No any Linux user disgrade to Microsoft..

    Microsoft is only for baby's Not for grownups !!

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  10. Yeah, actually i think Linux is much better than microsoft, I'm 13 and I use Linux since I'm 10. When I was 9 I use Windows, and it's very easy to get viruses, and I lost everything : my homework, my almost done novel.

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  11. Linus wins without compromise, I am an extreme coder and I must admit that the code for Linux Kernel is just amazing

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  12. I am an extreme coder and I must admit that the code for Linux's kernel is just amazing every bit of it and it has helped me to learn alot about the inner workings of the computer

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