Bill Gates to be on "The Daily Show"

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Pennywise, Jan 28, 2007.

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    Pennywise, Jan 28, 2007
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    samuel Guest

    wrote in
    what should he push ?

    I'm getting ready for
    a linux distro
    samuel, Jan 28, 2007
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    John Hodgman :)
    I'm not going linux for the simple fact that AFAIK none will play the
    Ages of empires series, let alone most other games.

    I'll stick it out with XP - and hope DirectX 10 get's ported to it.
    -Vista is not an option-
    Pennywise, Jan 28, 2007
  4. Can't tell you how many cumulative weeks...months...years my buddy and I
    spent in front of the AoX series. Wow. While each one had it's little
    Dumb Moments, on the whole they were brilliant. They're probably why I
    have to wear reading glasses now, and quiver a little when I have to go
    outdoors. :)
    Blinky the Shark, Jan 29, 2007
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    Mara Guest

    "I don't have any evidence of that... Just in terms of allocation of time
    religion is not very efficient. There's alot more I could be doing on a Sunday
    morning." -- Bill Gates, when asked about religion and God's existence in "Time"

    "Hey, Steve, just because you broke into Xerox's store before I did and took the
    doesn't mean I can't go in later and steal the stereo."
    -- Bill Gates, Microsoft, 3/14/89--as quoted in MacWEEK, 1/9/90 p. 23

    "You shouldn't get overly paranoid thinking that Microsoft's a broad competitor
    and it's not possible to work with us."
    -- Bill Gates at PUBLISHERS' CONVENTION April 1997

    "Anybody who thinks a little 9,000-line program that's distributed
    free and can be cloned by anyone is going to affect anything
    we do at Microsoft has his head screwed on wrong."
    -- Bill Gates to George Gilder responding to Java
    (shortly before licensing Java and dumping Blackbird)

    "There won't be anything we won't say to people to try and convince
    them that our way is the way to go."
    -- Bill Gates on Microsoft marketing

    "640K ought to be enough for anybody."
    -- Bill Gates circa 1981

    "If you can't make it good, at least make it look good."
    -- Bill Gates on the solid code base of Win9X

    "I believe OS/2 is destined to be the most important operating system,
    and possibly program, of all time. As the successor to DOS, which has over
    10,000,000 systems in use, it creates incredible opportunities for
    everyone involved with PCs."
    -- Bill Gates, from "OS/2 Programmer's Guide" (forward by Bill Gates)

    "There are people who don't like capitalism, and people who don't like
    PCs. But there's no-one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft"
    -- Bill Gates, Free Market and the LA Times

    "This is the right way to develop applications for OS/2 PM. OS/2 PM is a
    tremendously rich environment, which makes it inherently
    complex. Smalltalk/V PM removes that complexity and lets you
    concentrate on writing great programs. Smalltalk/V PM is the kind of tool
    that will make OS/2 the successor to MS/DOS".
    -- Bill Gates, from the back of an old Digitalk Smalltalk/V PM manual, 1990

    Developer: Does the announcement [of the OS/2 joint development
    agreement between IBM and Microsoft] mean that Microsoft is curtailing any plans
    for future development of Windows?
    Gates: Microsoft has not changed any of its plans for Windows. It is
    obvious that we will not include things like threads and preemptive multitasking
    in Windows. By the time we added that, you would have OS/2.
    -- Bill Gates, from "OS/2 Notebook", Microsoft Press, (c) 1990--an excerpt from
    interview with Bill Gates and Jim Cannavino, p. 614

    Interviewer: Is studying computer science the best way to prepare to be a
    Gates: No, the best way to prepare is to write programs, and to study
    great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to
    the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and I fished out listings of
    their operating system.
    -- Bill Gates, from "Programmers at Work" by Microsoft Press, interview with

    "If you don't know what you need Windows NT for, you don't need it."
    -- Bill Gates

    "New interface closely resembles Presentation Manager, preparing you for
    the wonders of OS/2!"
    -- Microsoft Advertisement On the Box of Windows 2.11 for 286

    "Microsoft programs are generally bug-free. If you visit the Microsoft hotline,
    you'll literally have to wait weeks if not months until someone calls in with
    a bug in one of our programs. 99.99% of calls turn out to be user mistakes.
    I know not a single less irrelevant reason for an update than bugfixes.
    The reasons for updates are to present more new features."
    -- Bill Gates, on code stability, from Focus Magazine

    "Imagine the disincentive to software development if after months of work
    another company could come along and copy your work and market it under
    it's own name...without legal restraints to such copying, companies like
    Apple could not afford to advance the state of the art."
    -- Bill Gates, on Microsoft's GUI innovations (unconfirmed quote)
    Mara, Jan 30, 2007
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    You say that like it's a bad thing.

    - --
    Michael Fierro (aka Biffster)
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    (The best man) in his dwelling loves the earth. In his heart, he loves
    what is profound. In his associations, he loves humanity. In his words, he
    loves faithfulness. In government, he loves order. In handling affairs,
    he loves competence. In his activities, he loves timeliness. It is
    because he does not compete that he is without reproach.
    - --Book Eight of the Tao-te Ching
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    Michael Fierro, Jan 31, 2007
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