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]: Well it was only time.
by n1xt3r on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 19:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Well it was only time."
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There's certainly more clever ways to get the point across without resorting to lampooning your opponents. Besides, Apple is essentially running a FUD campaign with a little humor thrown in for good measure. Isn't spreading FUD what the anti-microsoft crowd criticized Microsoft for in the past?

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