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MaximB
June 10th, 2008, 12:06 PM
I really can't believe it, 1 in April it is not but still it sounds like a to good to be true joke.

At a hastily convened press conference Bill Gates announced that he personally thinks that "Linux is the best OS ever."
He 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."

Gates then went on for fifteen minutes explaining why Linux was superior to all other computer operating systems - "especially Windows."

During the question and answer period that followed many reporters openly questioned Gates sanity and sobriety. "Have you gone mad?", "Are you drunk?", "What about Windows XP," they asked. Though it was requested several times Gates refused both a psychiatric examination and a breathalyzer test.

Scores of Linux web sites were quick to declare victory with headlines like, "Torvalds Defeats Gates!" Others were more hesitant, and suspected a Microsoft conspiracy. Open source advocate Bruce Torman said, "Microsoft is at it again! Bashing...er...praising Linux. This argument that Linux is the best OS ever is just another red herring by the Microsoft PR machine. Aw screw it, I don't know what the hell to make of it."

In addition to praising Linux as the best operating system ever, Gates also had some critical comments of Microsoft's flagship OS. "I never really liked Windows all that much," said Gates, "All that crashing and rebooting drove me nuts. I stopped using it about 3 years ago, but it was a pretty good money maker for the company so we stuck with it."

Gates added, "Keep in mind that the opinions offered are my own personal opinions, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Microsoft."

A Microsoft marketing representative was heard muttering, "You got that right."

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Taken from : http://www.bbspot.com/News/2001/06/gates.html

What do you think, he really said it ? does he really mean it ?

MaximB
June 10th, 2008, 12:10 PM
Ok it must be a joke.
From the "about" in this website
"Called "the world's greatest tech humour site" by The Register, BBspot creates entertainment for the geekier side of the world. BBspot produces a variety of features like fake news stories satirizing the tech and political worlds, the BBspot Mailbag which pokes fun at the Believers (people who believe our fake news) and much more. BBspot was started by Brian Briggs in April of 2000 as a hobby to bring some fun to the web, but grew to the point where Brian "quit his day job" and made the site his full-time occupation in January of 2003."

Archmage
June 10th, 2008, 12:11 PM
BBSpot = Satire for Smart People. :lol:

NovaAesa
June 10th, 2008, 12:13 PM
A blog isn't a particularly reliable source...

EDIT: on closer inspection, it appears that they aren't exactly a blog.

Jim!
June 10th, 2008, 12:16 PM
Haha still funny:D Can you imagine this actually happening in real life? That'd be something...