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Bill Gates will NOT Allow any Apple Products in his House – Melinda Gates Interview

Apple Products Are Not Allowed in Bill Gates House – Melinda Gates

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Melinda Gates once again confirmed that Apple products are not allowed in home premises of Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates.

Here is an excerpt from the full interview of all the Apple related answers:

Do you own an iPod, which is made by Apple?
No, I have a Zune.

What if one of your children says, “Mom, I have to have an iPod?”
I have gotten that argument – “You may have a Zune.”

Do you have an iPad?
Of course not.

Is it true that Bill works on an Apple laptop?
False. Nothing crosses the threshold of our doorstep.

Isn’t there room in this world for both Apple and Microsoft?
Microsoft certainly makes products for the Macintosh. Go talk to Bill.

Previously in an article published in March 2009 issue of Vogue, she said:

There are very few things that are on the banned list in our household. But iPods and iPhones are two things we don’t get for our kids.

For those of you who don’t know, Melinda Gates is co-chairman of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which happens to be the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world. In 2007, Both Bill and Melinda Gates were ranked as the second most generous philanthropists in America.

Microsoft Sold Over 240 Million Windows 7 Licenses in First Year

Microsoft Sold Over 240 Million Windows 7 Licenses in First Year

Windows 7 was released on 22nd October last year. Meant to be the real successor to the extremely successful XP, Windows 7 added features like Superbar (overhauled taskbar), multi-touch support and better networking. But the most significant new thing about W7 was the smooth performance and reliable driver support.

Microsoft announced on their official Windows blog that Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in history. As of last month, it has sold 240 million licenses (almost a quarter of a billion) and is running on 93% of “new consumer PCs” as well as having 17% global OS market share.

Matt Rosoff of San Francisco Chronicle has something very interesting to say, though:

I’ll give Microsoft credit where credit’s due. Windows 7 is mostly a pleasure to use. It’s unquestionably better than Vista, and makes my five-year-old Windows XP system feel a little stale.

But apart from a few upgraders who can’t wait to install the latest and greatest, most people don’t buy Windows. They buy new PCs. About 93% of those PCs in the consumer space come with Windows. And the latest version of Windows is Windows 7.

In other words, Windows 7 rode the PC run rate to 240 million in sales. If PC sales continue to grow, as they’ve done almost every year with only a couple interruptions during recessions, then every version of Windows is going to be the fastest-selling version of Windows ever. Microsoft bragging about Windows licenses is sort of like a tire manufacturer bragging about sales of tires on new cars.

Whether you look at it that way or not, the fact of the matter is: Windows 7 has been a roaring success for Microsoft. They needed it after the disaster that was Vista. And Microsoft deserves the success too; for Windows 7 is one heck of a magical operating system.

Microsoft is making fun of Apple and says the iPhone 4 is Apple’s Vista

Microsoft Making Fun of iPhone 4

Microsoft has joined in as the latest to mock the iPhone 4 calling it Apple’s Vista, according to a Computer World report.

“It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I’m okay with that,” said Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s chief operating officer, in a keynote speech at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference. Continue reading

New York Empire State Building is going green, Window Replacements to cut Energy Use and Save 4.4 Million a year

New York Empire State Building is going Green

“It’s a lot of glass,” says Concepcion, 39, work crew supervisor for the contractor, Serious Materials of Sunnyvale, Calif. “It’s all part of going green.”

The building, for four decades the world’s tallest and still the tallest in New York, is spending $13 million on windows, insulation and other upgrades to cut energy use by 38% and save about $4.4 million a year.

Never has a structure so old and so tall gone so green. “It’s the most recognizable building energy retrofit in the world,” says Arah Schuur, director of a conservation program at former president Bill Clinton‘s foundation Continue reading

‘Barefoot Bandit’ – Colton Harris-Moore is finally caught after running from law for 2 years as fugitive

Barefoot Bandit Caught in Bahamas after 2 years

NASSAU, Bahamas – For two years he stayed a step ahead of the law — stealing cars, powerboats and even airplanes, police say, while building a reputation as a 21st-century folk hero. On Sunday, Colton Harris-Moore’s celebrity became his downfall.

Witnesses on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera recognized the 19-year-old dubbed the “Barefoot Bandit” and called police, who captured him after a high-speed boat chase, Bahamas Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade said at a celebratory news conference in Nassau, the capital. Continue reading