Linked by David Adams on Sun 24th Oct 2010 23:06 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Apple Being the brains behind Microsoft has made Bill Gates the wealthiest guy in the world. So he can pretty much afford to buy his kids any gadgets they want. However, Apple devices are banned in the Gates’ house. This is surprisingly not a rule set by Bill Gates. Melinda Gates has made it very clear in an interview with The New York Times that she does not allow Apple hardware in the house. If the kids want an iPod they’ll have to settle for a Zune instead.
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What if...
by panzi on Mon 25th Oct 2010 00:48 UTC
panzi
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2006-01-22

What if one of their kids would install Linux on their PC? Would they be grounded? Isn't this a bit fascist? I'm sure Linus' kids are allowed to use Microsoft and Apple products.

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RE: What if...
by Soulbender on Mon 25th Oct 2010 07:24 in reply to "What if..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Not really. They're the parents and if they say no Linux then that's how it is. Not saying that it would be smart parenting to do so though.

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RE: What if...
by tyrione on Mon 25th Oct 2010 07:30 in reply to "What if..."
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

What if one of their kids would install Linux on their PC? Would they be grounded? Isn't this a bit fascist? I'm sure Linus' kids are allowed to use Microsoft and Apple products.


Go procreate and then be the Parent over some kids so we can make a political statement and call you a tad fascist.

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RE[2]: What if...
by TheGZeus on Mon 25th Oct 2010 15:48 in reply to "RE: What if..."
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

...what the hell was that about?

"Maybe they should get a bike"
"A bike!?? I'll give you a bike!!!"

Repeating a random phrase back at the person with some pronouns and tense changed is just confusing, and doesn't add anything to a discussion.

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RE: What if...
by EgoPL on Mon 25th Oct 2010 15:07 in reply to "What if..."
EgoPL Member since:
2010-06-21

The kids of Bill Gates used/use GNU/Linux, search it in Google...

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