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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A Reason to Use Linux

According to LifeNews:

The donation causes huge concerns for pro-life advocates as the Gates Foundation has given the Planned Parenthood Federation of America abortion business almost $12.5 million since 1998, including funds to persuade teenagers to support abortion and to lobby the United Nations to advance pro-abortion proposals.

The Gates foundation has also given nearly $21 million to the International Planned Parenthood abortion business over the last seven years. The funds have gone to promote abortions in third-world nations and to set up pro-abortion family planning centers in South America, Africa and eastern European nations.

Bill Gates and his wife have also spent millions promoting abortion closer to home.

Their foundation has given nearly $2 million to Planned Parenthood of Central Washington and Planned Parenthood of Western Washington to fund abortion centers. The Gates Foundation also gave the Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada more than $1.3 million to promote abortions there.

Use Linux! Save human lives!

Will large populations be bad for Microsoft?

Large populations may make it harder for Microsoft to extract monopoly rents. There might be room for just one Microsoft in our society but room for several in a supposedly “overcrowded” Earth. Once they start competing with each other, Microsoft will turn into a bloated former monopolist in a competitive jungle.

Large populations will make it harder to use Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. If we assume that 1% of computer users will use an operating system just because it's there and that it takes a million users for an OS to be viable, then Linux is unkillable now but it was vulnerable before the mid-90s. Similarly, if 0.1% of computer users will use an operating system complex enough to be “user-friendly” and that it takes ten million users for such an OS to be viable, then it can be killed now but not if the population doubles.

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