Bill Gates

India
March 4, 2007 8:06am CST
Bill Gates, once said to be the richest man on earth by Forbes Magazine. Is he a man who has to be supported because he has changed the perspective in which anyone looks at computers in terms of what one can do with it. Or should we oppose him as he is setting monopoly standards in computer software industry?
4 responses
@Asylum (48278)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 07
Why do I keep hearing the word "monopoly" associated with Bill Gates? He has developed an operating system that the majority of the world wants to own, but that does not constitute monopoly. If you do not wish to buy Windows then use something else, such a Apple or any one of the hundreds of Linux distributions. The majority of home computer users today would never have bought one if Bill Gates had not created Windows, but jealousy of his wealth has generated criticism of him across the planet.
@fxfriski (209)
• Singapore
5 Mar 07
I look at him as someone to learn from. He changed my perspective of what Questions can do to a person. Monopoly... compared to what's being done here in Singapore? Thats nothing!
• India
4 Mar 07
i wnt support or oppose him,but i would like to give my opinion here. Yes,he is the man who changed the perspective of computer. we would never had dreamt of using computers with such an ease as we all do today! when it came to light, it was used by just programmers,geeks.. but with all those GUI components even a common man can use it. My thanks to him for this work.
• Singapore
4 Mar 07
I think he still is the richest man on earth. Why are we still talking about him? This poor man has already stepped down from his work at Microsoft. Whether he is puppetting behind the screen or not, he is now officially dedicated to saving the world. :P