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Jul 27 2012   10:22AM GMT

Supermodels and Armageddon: This week’s best IT quotes

Ben Rubenstein Ben Rubenstein Profile: Ben Rubenstein

As we track IT news every day, we hear and read a lot of things. Some are funny, some are serious, some are just a lot of hot air. Starting this week, we’ll be sharing the choicest tidbits with you in our new IT quotes feature. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and hopefully, you’ll be a little more informed about the always-entertaining world we inhabit.

“Blades are supermodels, rack-mount servers are the girl next door. I like the girl next door.”
Dan Brinkmann, VMware vExpert and solutions architect speaking at BriForum on Thursday. If you couldn’t tell, this event was rife with quotes; see the #BriFoum hashtag for more. See if our users agree about the virtues of rack-mount servers.

“I think that Windows 8 is kind of a catastrophe for everybody in the PC space.”
– Gabe Newell, ex-Microsoft employee and co-founder of the Valve game platform, on the prospects for Microsoft’s new operating system (set to RTM soon) in a wide-ranging interview with VentureBeat.

“At Armageddon, we’ll have 1) Twinkies, 2) Cockroaches and 3) Devices running Windows.
Brian Madden, speaking during his annual BriForum event in Chicago. What version of Windows they’ll be running, that’s another question altogether.

“As an industry we’ve been telling people, ‘Buy our stuff, you’ll be magically safe. “I’m glad we’re finally saying, ‘God you’re screwed; buy our stuff when you are breached.'”
Bruce Schneier, CTO of security firm BT Counterpane, speaking during a panel discussion at the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. Check out more BlackHat 2012 coverage from SearchSecurity.com.

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