Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Feb 2007 14:56 UTC
Microsoft NewsWeek interviewed Bill Gates about Vista, its reception, and Apple, among other things. On the complaint that some of the features in Vista appear to come from the Mac: "You can go through and look at who showed any of these things first, if you care about the facts. If you just want to say, "Steve Jobs invented the world, and then the rest of us came along," that's fine. If you're interested, [Vista development chief] Jim Allchin will be glad to educate you feature by feature what the truth is. I mean, it's fascinating, maybe we shouldn't have showed so publicly the stuff we were doing, because we knew how long the new security base was going to take us to get done. Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine."
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RE[2]: Wow
by iarann on Fri 2nd Feb 2007 16:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Wow"
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3. One of the most reputable news papers in the country called his bluff: He's not doing any more good than he is bad with all of his money.

I have to call you out on this one. The LA Times isn't considered reputable by anyone. I live in Los Angeles, and no one buys this paper anymore. They've had to replace most of their editorial staff in the last two years,and they've lost more then 50% of their readership because no one likes or trust them here. The owners (who also run the Chicago Tribune) are trying to dump the paper as fast as possible.

Also, while the Gates foundation may invest in some questionable markets, to say they are doing as much or more harm then good is ridiculous and a gross exageration. Billions of dollars are being given to non-profit organizations that never see a penny otherwise. They fund AIDs and malaria research more then anyone else, and yet still give to the little organizations like the non-profit my wife works for that helps persons with disabilities get jobs. The impact they make is astounding, just hard to notice from our point of view because most of us will never need the benefits of a charity organization like that.

Everything else you said is 100% true.

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