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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RE: What about freedom?
by Soulbender on Mon 25th Oct 2010 10:28 UTC in reply to "What about freedom?"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

I think you misunderstood. They are children. The parents are the guardians. If they say no Apple then it's no Apple, if they say no Linux then it's no Linux.
Using Linux isn't a basic human right, anyway.

Edited 2010-10-25 10:34 UTC

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RE[2]: What about freedom?
by jemmjemm on Mon 25th Oct 2010 12:53 in reply to "RE: What about freedom?"
jemmjemm Member since:
2007-08-06

I would say that freedom of speech and freedom of thought cover pretty well the right to install Linux on PC, should child wish it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_rights#Types_of_rights

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RE[3]: What about freedom?
by Soulbender on Mon 25th Oct 2010 15:06 in reply to "RE[2]: What about freedom?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

This has NOTHING to do with freedom of speech. The children can perfectly express themselves with or without using Linux.
I love and use Linux but this reasoning is absurd.

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