Top 22 Operating System Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Operating System Quotes from famous people such as David Ogden Stiers, Dennis Ritchie, Douglas Rushkoff, Guy Kawasaki, Steve Wozniak, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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David Ogden Stiers
UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.
Dennis Ritchie
As Apple continues to release new styles of netbooks, laptops, and even desktops with untold movie-watching and game-playing capabilities, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the iPhone operating system running on them – and the Macintosh eventually becoming a thing of the past.
Douglas Rushkoff
I have developed a Zen-like approach to the operating systems that people use: ‘When you’re ready, the right operating system will appear in your life.’
Guy Kawasaki
I thought Microsoft did a lot of things that were good and right building parts of the browser into the operating system. Then I thought it out and came up with reasons why it was a monopoly.
Steve Wozniak
The definition of an ‘operating system’ is bound to evolve with customer demands and technological possibilities.
Virginia Postrel
I think the touchstone is to give consumers a full, fair choice without the power of a monopoly operating system pushing them in a direction that free competition might or might not achieve.
Jim Barksdale
The crucial legacy of the personal computer is that anyone can write code for it and give or sell that code to you – and the vendors of the PC and its operating system have no more to say about it than your phone company does about which answering machine you decide to buy.
Jonathan Zittrain
I learned to work on a computer years before I was placed under house arrest. Fortunately I had two laptops when I was under house arrest – one an Apple and one a different operating system. I was very proud of that because I know how to use both systems.
Aung San Suu Kyi
In essence, Chrome OS is the GNU/Linux operating system. However, it is delivered without the usual applications, and rigged up to impede and discourage installing applications. I’d say the problem is in the nature of the job ChromeOS is designed to do.
Richard Stallman
The iPad – contrary to the way most people thought about it – is not a tablet computer running the Apple operating system. It’s more like a very big iPhone, running the iPhone operating system.
Douglas Rushkoff
In essence, Chrome OS is the GNU/Linux operating system. However, it is delivered without the usual applications, and rigged up to impede and discourage installing applications.
Richard Stallman
If the Net becomes the center of the universe, which is what seems to be happening, then the dizzying array of machines that will be plugged into it will virtually guarantee that the specifics of which chip and which operating system you’ve got will be irrelevant.
Marc Andreessen
An awful lot of successful technology companies ended up being in a slightly different market than they started out in. Microsoft started with programming tools, but came out with an operating system. Oracle started doing contracts for the CIA. AOL started out as an online video gaming network.
Marc Andreessen
One of my big regrets is that Facebook hasn’t had a major chance to shape the mobile operating system ecosystem.
Mark Zuckerberg
Unlike the Tea Party, who see themselves as the customers of government, people in the Occupy Wall Street movement understand that we are the government. Stated most simply, we are trying to run a 21st-century society on a 13th-century economic operating system. It just doesn’t work.
Douglas Rushkoff
There is no neat distinction between operating system software and the software that runs on top of it.
Jim Allchin
There’s no magic line between an application and an operating system that some bureaucrat in Washington should draw.
Bill Gates
I appreciate all the devices the Windows people are coming up with, but the operating system… I just want to smash it.
Tim Daly
Yandex originated from a company called Arkadia, which created two search programs under the DOS operating system in 1990.
Arkady Volozh
Autonomy: the urge to direct our own lives. Mastery: the desire to get better and better at something that matters. Purpose: the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves. These are the building blocks of an entirely new operating system for our businesses.
Daniel H. Pink
Though the S8, like all premium Samsung phones, runs Android with the basic Google suite of apps, Samsung keeps trying to duplicate Android functions with its own software. It wants to be a software platform like its rival Apple, but it uses someone else’s operating system and core apps. Awkward.
Walt Mossberg