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CJ Master
March 2nd, 2009, 07:14 AM
At a hastily convened press conference Bill Gates announced that he personally thinks that "Linux is the best OS ever."

Linux #1He added, "Mundie and Ballmer are idiots. Their talk about how open source software damages intellectual property or how Linux is a cancer, is moronic. When I heard these attacks I felt sick to my stomach. How could a company that I poured my blood, sweat and tears into spread these untruths? My conscience guides me, that's why I'm before you today."

full article: http://www.bbspot.com/News/2001/06/gates.html

I couldn't tell if this was very old, or even if it was joke a big joke, but if this isn't a joke... I seriously can't believe it... I'm betting he wasn't sober. :P

kevin11951
March 2nd, 2009, 07:15 AM
its a joke, even if he felt that way, he couldn't say it out loud.

edit: just read the article, i am sorry i did... fake news scares me on a deep level for some reason, even stuff like the onion.

Giant Speck
March 2nd, 2009, 07:17 AM
It's a joke. BBSpot is a satirically pro-Linux website.

Dr. C
March 2nd, 2009, 07:22 AM
It is a joke, but the following is not: Bill Gates has been slowly but steadily divesting himself of Microsoft Stock http://biz.yahoo.com/t/38/567.html

CJ Master
March 2nd, 2009, 07:27 AM
Thanks, I wasn't completly sure. :)

FineE, wow, thanks for sharing that. Probably has more to do with the failing economy though.

chucky chuckaluck
March 2nd, 2009, 08:24 AM
someone make me an offer. i've got to unload this thing.

http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/family-vacations-brooklyn-bridge.jpg

Giant Speck
March 2nd, 2009, 09:08 AM
someone make me an offer. i've got to unload this thing.

http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/family-vacations-brooklyn-bridge.jpg

Tell you what. Pay me a million dollars and I'll take it. :p

Dr. C
March 2nd, 2009, 09:10 AM
Thanks, I wasn't completly sure. :)

FineE, wow, thanks for sharing that. Probably has more to do with the failing economy though.

He has been selling MSFT for quite a while but the data on Yahoo! only goes back 2 years and in any case the economy was way better back then.

Eisenwinter
March 2nd, 2009, 11:53 AM
Probably has more to do with the failing economy though.

This is off-topic, but, the economy is not collapsing, it's all ********.

Now, as for the topic, I find it really hard to believe Gates said that, and if it is true, there could be some agenda behind it.

WatchingThePain
March 2nd, 2009, 12:05 PM
He's probably a secret admirer, I bet when no ones about he dresses up in a Ubuntu t-shirt and dances about lol.

aaaantoine
March 2nd, 2009, 05:46 PM
"Later in the press conference, someone asked, 'Which distribution of Linux would you recommend?' Gates responded, 'Ubuntu. Now if you'll excuse me, my plane is waiting for me out back.'"

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/96/281193199_519775b141_o.jpg

WatchingThePain
March 2nd, 2009, 05:48 PM
Tee Hee..are you sure it's not a mid life crisis?

Sporkman
March 2nd, 2009, 06:35 PM
Tell you what. Pay me a million dollars and I'll take it. :p

Or: Ok, I'll pay you a million dollars. The problem is, my money is locked up in an investment account, which requires a nominal $1000 fee to release & wire the funds. As I'm cash poor at the moment, I'll need you temporarily loan me that amount, after which I can acquire the funds & wire you $1,001,000.

Sporkman
March 2nd, 2009, 06:37 PM
This is off-topic, but, the economy is not collapsing, it's all ********.


Of course not. It's all a plot by the socialists and their allies in Big Media to discredit Bush & Capitalism, and to create a pretext for pushing socialism. ;) ;) ;)

(Comrades: our secret is out! Wire the boats in Havana - we need to get out of here!!)

WatchingThePain
March 2nd, 2009, 06:41 PM
So should I take the red cabbage out of my fridge and hack it to pieces?.

PuddingKnife
March 2nd, 2009, 09:20 PM
This is off-topic, but, the economy is not collapsing, it's all ********.

Now, as for the topic, I find it really hard to believe Gates said that, and if it is true, there could be some agenda behind it.


Ehh .. I dunno. Things aren't looking very rosy ..

http://www.mikeruppert.blogspot.com