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Did Bill Gates Invent Linux and Has He Erased the Evidence?

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Much of the evidence of Microsoft's arguments has disappeared from the Internet. Links which I have collected in my research lead to either "HTTP 404 Not Found" pages or interesting redirects to pages that alter the original reports. We'll show you examples of the code used to do that so you can judge for yourself if you believe a conspiracy might exist. First let's look at some examples.

As you do your own searches, you will discover not only have articles disappeared, but archives have been altered and blocked using robots.txt files. Coincidently, many of those articles which have disappeared and changed existed in the Washington Post archives. Bill's wife, Melinda, and his good friend Warren Buffet sit on the Board of the Washington Post.

Linux advocates believe Microsoft employees and contractors disrupt forums and discussion groups. They believe that Microsoft advocates use fictitious names to post unfavorable comments about Linux. They refer to people who may do that as "astroturfers".

My Favorite - The case of the redirected news articles: One of the links I found while doing research into the US v Microsoft case lead me to an article which supposedly held information about the original verdict. Instead the article that responds to the link is entitled: Microsoft Ruling Overturned and states:

Full Article.

Wow

If anyone needs a Mark 5 Tinfoil Hat with the Super Anti-Wigglyum's Scarf it's the guy who's hyperventilated this article.

//seems like someone's been skipping their medication again...

And it seems to me...

that someone needs to wake and smell the coffee. Understand that when someone has the resources of $100 billion, they can make things happen. They can make things or people dissappear.

Your flippant retort indicates a lack of understanding and misguided judgement regarding the stakes involved in the online community.

Wow again

Someone with your level of paranoia should seek medical treatment immediately (possibly it's completely psychological but I'd like to see a head CT or MRI to rule out physical causes such as brain tumors or porphyria).

First off, $100 billion isn't that much money in the business world, and why would they need even a fraction of that to kill off open source via legitimate actions.

Second, what exactly is at stake? And if, as you say, that type of money can "make people disappear", how come they did such a half ass job that the article writer was able to catch them?

Why is it that only the unsuccessful open source people whine so much? You don't hear Apache or Samba or MySql crying all the time.

Flame on! LOL

oh my... well the last time I had a CT scan, about 9 months ago because of my profound hearing loss in the my right ear, the scan came back normal, except for the corpus callosum which is rather large since it connects both sides of the brain. (a common find in women and gay men)

To arbitrarily label someone as delusional and paranoid is shallow don't you think. Unless of course you are an MD? I doubt it. And who are you calling unsuccessful open source people?

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