he could buy the pharmaceutical companies and make them down price medicines for 3rd world, that would make him an ok guy to my mind
but as for splashing out its in the right direction but making sure the kids who survive the diseases have something to eat, a school to go to, parents who are't dead or suffering from AIDS, and addressing civil wars, would be better still!
martha of course you use windows, almost every pc sold new has windows ready to install - its not like we have a choice unless we have techy ms hating husbands who install some other complicated unix based thingy...
he aint dumb bill gates that is LOL
Yes but lockets, if it wasn't announced people would go "grumble, mumble, that Bill Gates, tight get, never gives anything away" - I've had this conversation before about Exceedingly Rich People, they are damned if they tell and damned if they don't
he also intends to let his children make their own way in the world rather than relying on daddy and his money to survive. Read a very interesting article about him years ago and even then they were talking about the charitable foundations and contributions he had made.