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Bill Gates gives $100m to fight HIV, $421m to fight Linux
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Found during a search for something else...

"We do hate to rain on a high-profile corporate love-fest, but we have to point out that in addition to the much trumpeted $100 million Billg has donated to India's fight against HIV, he's funding the Microsoft jihad against Linux to the far more impressive tune of $421 million. That means that Linux is more than four times worse than AIDS to Billg..."

More here.

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The falsehood there, of course, lies in the source of the money. The $400 million is Microshaft's, awarded according to the will of the directors as a group, while the $100 million is essentially his own money.

True, and that's acknowledged in the article, but given the size of his shareholding about $40m is his personal money too.

And I think that $421m is just in India - I wonder what the worldwide spend is.

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