Bill G attempts to take a jab at Apple

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  1. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    In this article on Yahoo!, Bill Gates takes a jab at Apple.

    Its only a few paragraphs (the rest of the article talks about Xbox 360, overtaking Sony, and stock options, etc).

    Is that last comment (bolded) really supposed to be a jab at Apple?
    Sounds more like a jab at his own OS.

    My answer to Bill G. : Yeah, they will work on the Mac and won't on the PC.

    UPDATE
    This more complete interview with Bill G. reveals that on May 2, he had already gotten his grubby hands on a public release of Tiger.
     
  2. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    I think Bill got confused - on Macs, you "stick" your Applications in there. In windows, you install it, screw up the registry and install a thousand files which are scattered around the OS.

    I'm pissed at Microsoft because I disabled Windows File Protection, a REALLY annoying thing, and THE MAIN THEME GOT MESSED UP!!! I had to copy it from my dads computer onto my shuffle. THE MAIN LUNA THEME!!!

    So, which works?

    Also, I REALLY want AdiumX on Windows, but THAT doesnt work!
     
  3. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Yea but you do have to use that installer to install apps, right?

    Although I did "stick" a screen saver into the Screensaver folder and it worked wonderfully :)
     
  4. emw macrumors G4

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    On some - and I think that's primarily system-related stuff, but many simply copy into the Applications folder and run. Nice.
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    blah, blah, blah

    I can just imagine all the *press* MS is going to get when Longhorn finally comes out :D

    For a 'super small-market guy', Apple is obviously getting quite a lot of attention - its got to bother him some...

    D
     
  6. calyxman macrumors 6502a

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    LOL! You guys need to give Bill a break, he's the biggest dryball when it comes to humor. If he hosted SNL, he'd put the whole audience to sleep.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I think the unspoken finish to that sentence is "And then run another program and see if IT runs or crashes. Mainly because it shares a DLL with what you just installed. I like doughnuts."
     
  8. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    I still think Steve Balmers claim that Tiger "copied" a bunch of stuff from Longhorn is the greatest M$ statement as of late. I mean clearly Steve Jobs used his Time Machine to go and copy longhorn! :rolleyes:
     
  9. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    I just choked on my seltzer. That was HILARIOUS. Oh my God. The doughnuts thing was utterly great. Hahaha.
     
  10. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Me too. :)
     
  11. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    But why even mention Apple at all. Apple is just a tiny guy. The real threat is that Linux crap.
     

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