2011: The year in words

We round up the top quotes of 2011.

"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.

"Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."

Apple, informing the world of the sad passing of company founder and industry figurehead Steve Jobs

November

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"HP has secretly contracted with Intel to keep churning out Itaniums so that HP can maintain the appearance that a dead microprocessor is aliveThe whole thing is a remake of Weekend at Bernie's."

Oracle, accusing HP and Intel of plotting over Itanium.

December

"It was purely a predatory action."

Novell attorney Jeff Johnson, speaking at the final hurdle of a Novell vs Microsoft case, in which the former claimed the Redmond giant mislead it, resulting in multi-billion dollar losses.

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