Reply to post: Re: Gates FAIL

BILL GATES DRINKS 'boiled and treated' POO. Ah, 'delicious'

Why Not?
WTF?

Re: Gates FAIL

Sad bunch, if the UNIX boys had their way PC's would be $5000 each and an OS licence $2-3 K. Most of it would be command line and you would only be able to buy software to run on one variant of UNIX, if you wanted to use another variation you would need to buy the $200,000 software again. To install it then you would need an expert for 2 - 40 days.

We know this as most of the original UNIX manufacturers still have this business model or went bust.

Between Bill & Linus the software arena was blown wide open due to low cost and usability. So we really owe them a big thank you, regardless of your envy.

Bill made lots of money out of making life easier for you, he is now spending most of that making life better for those less fortunate. The big thing is he is actually achieving it in a few years unlike many of the established charities.

Getting rid of Poo and supplying fresh drinking water are two of the biggest problems affecting the developing world.

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