Bill Gates to be knighted... Watch

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...ixnewstop.html

Well he's more deserving than rugby players anyway...
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If stealing ideas and hostile business is the key to getting a knighthood, then I don't think I want one.
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(Original post by rahaydenuk)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...ixnewstop.html

Well he's more deserving than rugby players anyway...
OMG!!! He sooo does not deserve to be a 'sir'!!!! But i agree, much more deserving than rugby players!
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If stealing ideas and hostile business is the key to getting a knighthood, then I don't think I want one.
He bought the IBM software to begin with didn't he?
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He bought the IBM software to begin with didn't he?
He is american so can't be knighthed. He started out by developing BASIC for Commodore and Apple amongst other companies. He then bought DOS from another company (somthhing research) which he renamed MS-DOS. He supplied this to IBM for their Personal Computer and the rest was history.
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I think IBM paid Microsoft to develop DOS.
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*a whole host of mac owners stand up and shout no!*
*they sit down again*
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Oh God no.
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(Original post by Bigcnee)
If stealing ideas and hostile business is the key to getting a knighthood, then I don't think I want one.
exactly what my brother would say (and i would agree with him)
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*a whole host of mac owners stand up and shout no!*
*they sit down again*
Proud mac owner!
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Look at it like this. He changed the world. Most of us use his software. Like him or not he has vastly helped us out. Wouldn't knight him though, he didn't win the Champions' League
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Is that article a joke or something? Because first of all he's American and second of all all these awards are announced in the New Year's Honours list aren't they?
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I think that the rugby players do deserve it! Bill Gates ut uh *shakes head*
btw has anyone heard that angry dude with the funny voice going ' you promised us Windows 98 would be faster..." it goes on, but it's hilarious
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He is american so can't be knighthed.
OK, honorarily then.
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Proud mac owner!
Me too and I would never buy anything other
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he is eligible to receive an honorary knighthood as many americans have done already. steven spielberg being one.
i dont have a problem with it other than its Gordon Brown who suggested it. im more concerned about the number of OBEs and MBEs that get dished out to just anyone.
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If stealing ideas and hostile business is the key to getting a knighthood, then I don't think I want one.
Just like the majority of other companies. At least it's not the head of SCO being knighted!

Business is all about biting before you get bitten and Bill Gates was very good at that.
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Me too and I would never buy anything other
exactly......iMac's RULE!
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exactly......iMac's RULE!
I love my iBook, so cute but powerfull
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(Original post by Bigcnee)
I think IBM paid Microsoft to develop DOS.

and IBM got screwed. Hence them being a major supporter of Linux these days!

Knighthoods are starting to get as much credability as the Brit Awards :mad:
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