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.
Celebrating Windows 7’s one-year anniversary, Microsoft Netherlands spilled the beans on the expected launch date for Windows 7’s successor. In a blog post on its Dutch website, Microsoft said that Windows 8 is roughly two years away from hitting the market.
Google Translation: Furthermore, Microsoft is of course the next version of Windows. But it will take about two years before “Windows 8″ on the market.
Microsoft officials however have declined to comment on the blog posting. Continue reading →
During the Apple’s October Back to the Mac Event the company has introduced iLife ’11, a major upgrade that gives Mac users even more great ways to create and share photos, movies and music.
iPhoto ’11 has a whole new look, with stunning full screen modes for Faces, Places and Events. iMovie ’11 makes it easier than ever to edit videos and quickly transform them into fun theatrical trailers for easy posting online.
GarageBand ’11 introduces new ways to improve your playing and create great sounding songs with Flex Time and Groove Matching. Free with every new Mac, iLife ’11 is available as a $49 upgrade for existing users.
“iLife is widely regarded as the best suite of ‘Digital Life’ applications in the world, and iLife ’11 makes them even better,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iLife now makes it easier than ever to create books and letterpress cards, make amazing movie Continue reading →
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.
So you have downloaded, upgraded and installed the new Version of iTunes 9 on your computer just to see what it looks like and what it does and now you’re thinking, “Why did I do that?” What was I thinking?”
Don’t worry, you can safely downgrade to the previous version of iTunes (Starting from 9.1.1 down to 7.4.0) without loosing any of your data or your iTunes library. Continue reading →
Microsoft today has announced and released the first public preview version of the next Windows Home Server code name “Vail”. Unlike the previous which was based on WS2003 code, this new version of WHS is based on Windows Server 2008 R2. Continue reading →