Microsoft Quote

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


"Unix, DOS and Windows...the good, the bad and the ugly."


"There's an entire flight simulator hidden in every copy of Microsoft Excel 97."

Bruce Schneier

"It's Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead."

Larry Ellison

"Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems."

Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux

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


"The Internet? We are not interested in it"

Bill Gates, 1993

"We [Microsoft] don't have a monopoly. We have market share. There's a difference."

Steve Ballmer

"Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect."

Linus Torvalds, September 2003

"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, 1995

"How could this [Y2K] be a problem in a country where we have Intel and Microsoft?"

Al Gore

"I wish him the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger."

Steve Jobs

"People say that if you play Microsoft CD's backwards, you hear satanic things, but that's nothing, because if you play them forwards, they install Windows."


"The box said 'Requires Windows 95 or better'. So I installed LINUX."


"In a world without fences and walls, who needs Gates and Windows?"


"Windows has detected you do not have a keyboard. Press 'F9" to continue."

Mark Zuckerberg

"I want to be buried with a mobile phone, just in case I'm not dead."


"It's a nice reader, but there's nothing on the iPad I look at and say, 'Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it."

Bill Gates

"Microsoft Logic: Press start to log off"

Marleen Loesje (Dutch Fictional character)