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Tue
01
Oct
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Bill Gates Talks Mistakes Like 'CTRL-ALT-DEL'

Microsoft's Bill Gates has admitted that requiring users to enter Control-Alt-Delete in order to end a process was a mistake. Speaking before a crowd at a Harvard fundraising function, Gates subtly blamed IBM. Gates says the initial thinking behind ... Control-Alt-Delete was that it would allow users to bypass applications and immediately interact with the computer's operating system. However, he admitted that there was probably an easier way of achieving that. IBM Denies Single Button Option "We could have had a single button, but the guy who did the IBM keyboard design didn't want to give us ... (view more)

Wed
24
Jul
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Bill Gates Predicts Future of Higher Education

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Bill Gates says he believes the Internet is phasing out the traditional college experience. According to Gates, in this new educational environment downloading lessons and lectures -- just as one would download a ... song or movie -- will replace attending in-person lectures. Gates made the prediction during his keynote address at Microsoft's recent Research Faculty Summit 2013. Future Students to Download Courses, Gates Suggests The change, which Gates called "profound," could result in students using the Internet to download lessons or even entire courses ... (view more)

Wed
15
May
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Gates Gets Emotional in 60 Minutes Interview

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently discussed his friendship and business relationship with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on CBS' 60 Minutes. It was an emotional interview that left the former Microsoft chief executive officer fighting back ... tears. For decades the Jobs-Gates relationship has been portrayed as highly complex. In some instances, such the 1999 made-for-TV movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley," which starred Noah Wyle and Anthony Michael Hall, the two are depicted as rivals viciously battling for control of the consumer electronics industry. Gates Keeps Quiet About Jobs' Insult ... (view more)

Tue
07
May
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Bill Gates Rips Apple's iPad Tablet

Is there room in the crowded tablet computer market for Microsoft's Surface? Sales figures would indicate that there may not be. However, Microsoft chairman and co-founder Bill Gates thinks many consumers will opt for the Windows-based Surface ... because they're frustrated with Apple's ubiquitous iPad. In a recent interview with CNBC's Warren Buffett, Gates took the opportunity to promote Microsoft's Surface and its newest operating system (OS), Windows 8, while slamming Apple's tablet device. Windows 8 and Surface: The Best of Both Worlds? According to Gates, Windows 8 "is revolutionary in that ... (view more)

Tue
19
Mar
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Bill Gates' Personal Data Exposed by Hackers

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has had his credit information exposed by hackers. It's only the latest in a string of similar attacks launched against celebrities in recent weeks. According to reports, Gates' personal financial information was ... acquired by hackers and then shared online. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently trying to figure out how the data was accessed and who was responsible for the attack. Somewhat ironically, the attack occurred on the same day that Bill Gates discussed pressing cyber security threats with the Washington Post newspaper. Security Answers Found ... (view more)

Wed
20
Feb
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Bill Gates 'Not Satisfied' with Microsoft Innovation

In a recent interview with CBS This Morning, Microsoft chairman and former chief executive officer Bill Gates said he's "not satisfied" with Microsoft's level of innovation in recent years. However, the comment was not so much a criticism of current ... Microsoft executives, including CEO Steve Ballmer, than a push for the company to achieve greater things. Gates Admits Microsoft Made "A Mistake" in Mobile Market Much of Gates' interview revolved around Microsoft's recent attempt to make a bigger splash in the mobile market -- a sector of the technology industry largely ignored (or ... (view more)

Fri
28
Sep
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Bill Gates on Windows 8: It's 'Very Exciting'

Microsoft is hoping that consumers are excited enough about Windows 8 to turn their backs on Windows 7, which has received critical acclaim in the three years it has been on the market. That may be a tough act to follow. However, the company's ... founder thinks Windows 8's October 26, 2012 launch is a big deal. In a recent interview with The Associated Press (AP), Bill Gates said he considers Windows 8 "a very exciting new product" and "a very big deal for Microsoft." Gates "Very Pleased" with Windows 8 Gates also gave the new operating system (OS) his stamp of approval, telling AP ... (view more)

Fri
06
Jul
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Gates Talks Microsoft Surface Tablet, Apple Rivalry

Former Microsoft chief executive officer Bill Gates recently sat down with PBS interviewer Charlie Rose to discuss his opinion of current technology market trends. Out of that interview emerged one popular topic of discussion for both interviewer ... and interviewee: Microsoft's upcoming Surface tablet computer. Gates made no effort to hide his excitement about Surface, the Microsoft tablet scheduled for release later in 2012. Gates: Surface No "Compromise" Referring to Surface as an "exciting" opportunity for Microsoft, Gates suggested the new device would blur the line between PC and ... (view more)

Thu
03
Nov
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Bill Gates 'Unimaginative', says Steve Jobs Bio

Few books in recent years have received the kind of attention given Steve Jobs' newly released biography. One of the more interesting sections in that bio focuses on Jobs' relationship with former Microsoft chief executive officer Bill Gates. In a ... recent interview, Gates discussed (and mostly dismissed) Jobs' criticisms of him. This past weekend Gates appeared on the ABC program "This Week with Christiane Amanpour," where the host asked Gates questions on a number of different topics, ranging from his recent philanthropic pursuits to the state of the American economy and finally his ... (view more)

Tue
26
Jan
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Bill Gates: Innovation, Tech to Bolster Economy

Former Microsoft head Bill Gates has said technology can help the world's poorest people survive and even thrive amidst the economic downturn. But he warned that innovations are often only driven by the prospect of a profitable market. Gates, who ... quit Microsoft two years ago to concentrate on philanthropic work, made the comments in his annual letter to supporters of his charitable foundation. He opened by arguing that innovation "can make the difference between a bleak future and a bright one." (Source: pcworld.com ) Tech Projects Must Be Self-Sustaining The letter warns that without ... (view more)

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