Quotes of the Week, October 28-November 1

"The problem with Larry Ellison and Bill Gates is that they think because they have big companies, that they are the only two companies that can exist." - Netscape's Jim Clark on sharing a battlefield with Microsoft and Oracle.

"The problem with Larry Ellison and Bill Gates is that they think because they have big companies, that they are the only two companies that can exist." - Netscape's Jim Clark on sharing a battlefield with Microsoft and Oracle.

"We wanted to give IT managers zero administration but allow the user flexibility and control." - Microsoft's Julie Cox on its NetPC budget-computer standard.

"If you think of a corporation with 1,000 PCs, each with a 1Gb hard drive, how much of that gets backed up every day?" - Sun's Chris Sarfas on the benefits of the Network Computer over conventional PCs.

"Users have a legacy of 15 years of software and the move to Java isn't going to happen overnight. People are used to the idea of running software on their hard drives." - Cyrix MD Brendan Sherry on its adoption of Microsoft's NetPC platform.

"Do you remember Jammy Dodger [biscuits]? It's the sweet spot in the middle, the lucrative area of the market that we want to achieve results." - Samsung's Charles Bows on its SensPro range of corporate notebooks.

"If you look at the example of the London Stock Exchange which needs to be 95 per cent and above fail-safe, I don't think you'd see that system moving to NT." - Tandem's MD, Andy Sims, on Tandem's move into 'Wintel' servers.

"Let's not turn the clock back to a mainframe with a dumb terminal attached." - Intel's James Smith, singing the praises of Intel and IBM's cost-saving alliance.

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