Alan Cox Quotes

Alan Cox (born 22 July 1968) is a British computer programmer who has been a key figure in the development of the Linux operating system that runs on the overwhelming majority of web servers that operate on the modern internet. He maintained the 2.2 branch of the Linux kernel and continues to be heavily involved in the development of the Linux kernel, an association that dates back to 1991. He lives in Swansea, Wales, where he lived with his wife Telsa Gwynne, who died in 2015

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Alan Cox


“There is a difference between being a hacker and the "socially inadequate computer geek" vision of the press. It's definitely true that there is a lot of overlap. A lot of good hackers are, however, members of the human race and know what is going on in the real world.”

Alan Cox


“Live fast, die old, and make very sure everyone knows you were there.”

Alan Cox


“Everybody in the real world will agree - the moment a project is behind deadline, quality assurance tends to go out the window.”

Alan Cox


“I figure lots of predictions is best. People will forget the ones I get wrong and marvel over the rest.”

Alan Cox


“It's all right to cry. It's all right to hurt. It's all right to be confused, ... Hope will rebuild landmarks. Hope will outlive the broken hearts. Hope will outlive the disillusioned.”

Alan Cox


“They put over 100 million gates/transistors on a tiny piece of silicon. On that piece of silicon there are more lines than there are on a roadmap of London - and they work. There are very very few errors in a microprocessor.”

Alan Cox


“What matters are the applications.”

Alan Cox


“He's a great kid.”

Alan Cox