An anonymous reader writes: InformationWeek has an interesting point/counterpoint assessment of Microsoft's chairman. Gates' Legacy: Winning Through Intimidation paints "the story of how Gates leveraged IBM's desperate need for a PC operating system into a billion-dollar business [as being] tainted with the underhanded business dealings that have led to lawsuits and two Justice Department investigations." It also quotes Saleforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, one of the few industry execs who agreed to talk, as saying Gates "will be remembered for developing the technology and business models and strategy to allow Microsoft to have a monopoly position on the PC." The positive half of the story, Outmaneuvering The Competition gushes that "history will show [Gates] belongs among the world's great champions and leaders...Gates will be remembered as an inspiring technologist and brilliant businessman who jump-started the commercial software market, unleashing a wave of personal creativity and productivity on a scale never before seen." What's your view of Mr. Bill? Is he a software savior or an industry Satan?