A shrewd businessman who was smart enough to jump on the gravy train when IBM decided to start producing personal computers. Gates was able to bind IBM to an operating system which he did not even own at the time he was first dealing with IBM, and because of the international clout of IBM, everyone started using the IBM "AT" (Advanced Technology) machines and so pretty soon the IBM operating system began to be the world standard.
At this point, the world benefitted because prior to IBM, there were many different operating systems, but Bill Gates was not satisfied to be known as the unifier of operating systems and instead he greedily attempted to make sure that computer programs would only run, or would run best on his own "operating system" which has "secret code" which can easily disable programs produced by others.
Bill Gates' company was finally sued for monopolistic practices by the USA, and in the first lawsuit Microsoft agreed that the definition of an operating system is the system in the computer which connects the motherboard chip of the computer to the peripherals of the computer, such as the keyboard, monitor, drives, etc. so that the main board and the peripherals are interconnected as of course they must be.
Gates consented to the definition of an "operating system" in the decree but then illegally was able to contemptuously extend the "operating system" to include other things such as Web Browsers and other desktop programs such as "Office" so that he gained even more control over the desktop and the Web Browsers, which he had not at first recognized as being potentially a big market. By contemptuously but de facto extending the definition of the operating system in this manner he was able to extend his control over the pc even more. In this illegal way he was also able to also profit from programs produced by his own company which would only run on his extended system with its secret code. His criminal extension of his monopoly into the internet and the desktop is not fooling the European powers who have ordered Gates to produce a basic, truly defined operating system upon which any other computer program may run without his interference.
Gates pretends in a showy way to be a philanthropist but he only gives about .01% of his obscene wealth to liberal charities, while in truth his criminal greed has kept computing power out of the hands of the common man because his chicanery has led him to expect and receive a big payment out of every single pc sold, so that if he keeps getting his way, none of the world's common men and women will ever be able to afford a pc of their own. His greed and avariciousness, because of these illegal, monopolistic and lawless practices, is beyond compare. That he is up to his same old tricks is shown by how he has just recently used his expanded system to keep the company Google from running its universally respected search engine on his latest system so that users can only use his own search engine on his system. What a surprise!
The USA should begin condemnation actions against his company so that computing power can truly be released to all the people. In the condemnation trial, we would hope the jury would give him and his shareholders ZERO RECOVERY because of the fact that the current position the company is in was acquired by illegal and unethical practices, and he should be jailed for contempt of court regarding the first anti-trust action where he himself agreed to the limited definition of an operating system.
When people's good deeds are counted up on judgment day, Bill Gates is sure to be one of the many that are denied entry into the renewed Garden of Eden, and he will surely be burned to a crisp because of his selfishness, lies and greed.
Bill: how much do you think your uncounted earthly riches will help you at that time? You are advised to make a public dedication of your system before it is too late.
It's no use for us to try to develope that new program you are thinking about because you will first have to go to Bill Gates to make sure he will let us run the program on his desktop; and chances are when we see him that he will steal our idea just like he did with the Apple Macintosh icon oriented command line system and all those others.
by pamschel June 30, 2007
1. To aggressively but subversively eliminate competition by means of absorbtion, forced obsoletion or gross promotion.

2. To make something proprietary to the point it functions poorly.

3. To weigh down or otherwise impede normal operation.

1. The infection was billgating healthy cells.

2. The new car design was attractive, but the engine was billgated to the point where it would only run on gasahol.

3. After skating through the mud my wheels were totally billgated.
by Thrakamazog May 15, 2003
Someone who appropriates the work of others to achieve fame and fortune, claiming that it was their idea all along, and often making simple changes in its appearance to make it appear to a be a new idea.

Origin: Trey didn't write DOS, Tim did, but after buying the Quick'n'Dirty DOS dirt cheap, Trey then seat-licenced it to IBM for their nifty new "personal" computer for 30 bucks a pop. Millions of dollars later, he could afford to beg, buy borrow or steal most of the other nifty original ideas thought up by truly innovative minds during the 1980s and 1990s. The millions became billions and the rest became history as you know it.
Eventually the will be reduced to just ' gates', so 'doing a gates' and 'gating someone'.
"Hey, that luca dude is a bit of a Bill Gates."
by The Hupester April 28, 2015
Verb; To rich-up something; to make wealthier.
My stock broker billgatesed me but good with that latest tip.
by Tarrasque November 19, 2002
As of 2009, the 3rd richest man in the world, he has made our lives easier through Microsoft and has redefined many times the meaning of "Personal Computer". Bill Gates, along with Steve jobs, have made our lives easier ever since the 1990's with the internet and the pc's and macs, and even though there's controversies about which is better, deep down, we all know there equal. He has donated billions of dollars to charities and will keep on doin' it until he's out of money. He is a good man and therefore deserves to be respected.
"If you had a chance to meet bill gates, would you do it?"

"no, he's a nerd"

" Well he's a rich nerd"

"I don't give a crap, hes lame."

" You're a retard."
by Ricky000 January 11, 2009
A fictitious man who likes to say newbish phrases ("evil minds think alike"). Also valid in the shortened form of "billg".
Billg roxxors!

It is of my professional opinion that this circumstance can be fixed by only one man: Billg Ates
by theplant November 08, 2003
Phrase to be used sarcastically when referring to someone with little or no skills on the computer.
Person 1: "How do I get songs on my playlist?"

Person 2: "Drag and drop, biatch. Damn, you a regular bill gates on that shit."
Openings in fences (gates) where you go to settle debts (bills).
Mark: "Oh shit!!! I need to pay off my credit card debt, but all my money is in these damned Sacajawea coins!"
Tim: "Don't sweat it, man. Sacajaweas are as good as real money over there at the bill gates."
by Nick D February 02, 2006
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