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Old 05-27-2005, 01:50 PM   #1
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Bill Gates


Bill gates uses linux.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 02:07 PM   #2
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Huh? Probably the last thing he would use.

EDIT: Actually he might use it... he probably has his own distro named "Windows".

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Old 05-27-2005, 02:07 PM   #3
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LOL....no wonder...he probably even paid for its copy of Linux, feeling ashamed of having stolen the OS that turned into nowadays' Windows.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 02:13 PM   #4
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Re: Bill Gates

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Originally posted by Vlad_Einhorn
Bill gates uses linux.
Since you are in friendly terms. What is his opinion ?
 
Old 05-27-2005, 02:19 PM   #5
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He says that he developed a distro called windows because it allows for optimum p*rn watching. The linux he had installed in the beginning sucked cuz it's not good for windows. Or for over eager perverts. Like himself. He said download kazaa now. Because it's only for windows. And start viewing windows only quality p*rn. Yes he knows he's sick. Yes he hates windows.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 11:49 PM   #6
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I strongly doubt Billy G. uses Linux on any of his own computers. What exactly is the point of this thread?
 
Old 05-28-2005, 12:03 AM   #7
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He surely does. He is a very successful business man and Linux is his growing enemy. He would be stupid not looking at his rival strength and weakness. And we know he is _not_ stupid.

And it's a know fact that MS used FreeBSD machines to run their servers before. Now, with windows server 2003, they don't, but it would not surprise me to find a few MS servers running some Unix based OS even today...
 
Old 05-28-2005, 12:39 AM   #8
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He surely does. He is a very successful business man and Linux is his growing enemy. He would be stupid not looking at his rival strength and weakness. And we know he is _not_ stupid.
Yes, I'm sure he's tried it, but when someone says uses that kinda implies that it is a regular occurrence. He tried Macs long enough to decide to clone and crush them.

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And it's a know fact that MS used FreeBSD machines to run their servers before. Now, with windows server 2003, they don't, but it would not surprise me to find a few MS servers running some Unix based OS even today...
Ha! It's pretty well known that newer versions of Windows actually have FreeBSD code in them. That's why they've had to moderate their bashing of Open Source software, and now spend most of their time attacking the GPL, since it prevents them from using OSS code in their closed, proprietary software (unlike the BSD license).
 
Old 05-28-2005, 01:49 AM   #9
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Yes, I'm sure he's tried it, but when someone says uses that kinda implies that it is a regular occurrence. He tried Macs long enough to decide to clone and crush them.



Ha! It's pretty well known that newer versions of Windows actually have FreeBSD code in them. That's why they've had to moderate their bashing of Open Source software, and now spend most of their time attacking the GPL, since it prevents them from using OSS code in their closed, proprietary software (unlike the BSD license).
That makes sense. MS has even called Linux and OpenSource Solutions for a "Cancer" to the operating system, but they've changed a lot since Windows Server 2003, as you've stated. Still, I'm pretty sure Uncle Bill keeps track of every move Linux Kernal takes... and Apple too... and Sun... and Novell... and IBM... well, you get the idea
 
Old 05-28-2005, 09:59 AM   #10
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If you use the internet then you use linux (and BSD, etc) regardless of the OS on your PC...
 
Old 05-28-2005, 10:16 AM   #11
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He probably does. His own product is so insecure that it probably scares him to death. :P
 
Old 05-28-2005, 01:31 PM   #12
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Re: Bill Gates

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Bill gates uses linux.
Hahahahahahah! Oh man, I'd love to film him using Linux and then spread it out on the internet
 
Old 05-28-2005, 05:54 PM   #13
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i seriously doubt he uses Linux for that reason alone....but it would be funny though perhaps we should all chip in and send him a penguin t-shirt for xmas.
 
  


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