So first Gates (& Co.) use predatory monopolizing techniques to destroy (or buy out) competition (and still does BTW). Then they rip us all off with upgrades and generally screw people. They buy their way out of a monopoly ruling with the Bush administration by sliding the Repubs some get-out-of-jail money and we are all now supposed to think better of Billy G because the $30 billionaire gives away a measily $750 million (which is all a big tax write-off).
What a scum bag. It was probably Melinda making him do it anyway.