To pay so much attention to Bill Gates' retirement is missing the point. What really matters is not Gates, nor Microsoft, but the unethical system of restrictions that Microsoft, like many other software companies, imposes on its customers.
Silicon Mechanics has announced they will ship their A236 with a free BIOS -- coreboot -- preinstalled.
Update: WBUR now streaming in Ogg!
What could possibly be better than working on a challenging free software project and helping to create something of real value to your community?
Let users know they're protected by GNU licenses.