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Bill Gates admits he won't get his kids an iDevice: “They have a Zune music player. They are not deprived”

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Bill Gates admits he won't get his kids an iDevice: “They have a Zune music player. They are not deprived”
Bill Gates stepped down from Microsoft in 2008 and many people associate his move with the Apple and Google wave that has flooded the market, but the former world-richest man still remains loyal to the company he kickstarted back in 1975. So loyal that even his kids wouldn't use Apple's trendy products like the iPhone or the iPad:

‘They have the Windows equivalent. They have a Zune music player, which is a great Windows portable player. They are not deprived children,’ Gates stood his ground. 

The former Microsoft chief executive currently runs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, radically changing course from the tech industry to humanitarian activities. But will he ever return to Redmond when the company needs him? ‘No. I’m part-time involved. But this is my job now,’ Gates answered. ‘My full-time work for the rest of my life is this foundation.’

And it's that loyalty to the cause of helping humans and making lives easier that really unites. Even when ones root for Apple, while the rest go with Microsoft. Check out the full interview for online magazine The Heat at the source below with all the curious details.

source: The Heat via SprintUsers

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posted on 13 Jun 2011, 04:09 8

1. Toorop (unregistered)


Poor kids .... All their friends will have an iPhone .., they will feel ashamed :D

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 04:24 12

2. aries.phills (Posts: 140; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I completely disagree with you dude, a lot of resonable kids out there will never be swayed by their friends stuffs. In fact, they sway their friends with their own stuffs. Its all about charisma.

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 06:51 6

10. biglebronski (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


Wow, I guess some people just don't get sarcasm, even if it's spelled out with a ":D"

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 04:37 12

5. Tillo (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)


Poor kids? dude seriously? I bet they have diamond studded Zunes!
Isheep would be ashamed!

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 05:32 1

6. bling bling (unregistered)


their pet can buy your whole family a million times and still have heart to sell you free

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 07:28 4

12. zhenghua (Posts: 28; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)


i know you jealous because your father not bill gates :D

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 10:16 3

23. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


id love bill gates to be my father.. are you kidding.. lol. a lot of that developmental tech that microsoft does that never makes it to market makes it to his house. He has had digital paintings for like 10 years that change depending on who is in the room.. rooms that know who is walking into them and changes the temp according to their preferences.. on n on ..

bill gates.. be my daddy!! lol

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 11:45

30. thmsdnlvy (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)


i thought that was quite good 'Toorop' i think these apple haters need to lighten the hell up! jesssssus!

Just wanted to make my point, they're all drips.

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 17:07

44. DylanDinh (Posts: 10; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)


How about if they are using the MANGO update on some high-end wp7 device dude ? They would turn to their friends and say really really soft .. "hey dude, does your iPhone have a notification bar yet?" lol

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 21:44

52. djpashka (unregistered)


Nice!!! I personally don't like apples product, so I don't blame Bill Gates for not buing product from a company that's not open minded.

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 04:31 6

3. Rizky (unregistered)


Great, I also wont be an iSlave too, be different and be yourself :D

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 07:39 4

16. zhenghua (Posts: 28; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)


yeah because you want to be a dog

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 17:09 2

45. DylanDinh (Posts: 10; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)


who ? who is a dog? oh yes, you are zhenghuahua.

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 18:57

50. Apple Fanboy (unregistered)


So you're being different by being like Bill Gates? you guys are idiots lol

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 23:27

54. Rizky (unregistered)


By get any better device, iPod is good but they're not the best, they are just very popular, so people with no brain will chose it think that it's the best, become iSlave and starts blaming other better device coz they are jealous the other can do so much more LOL.

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 04:36 6

4. Toorop (unregistered)


OK the Gates are one of the most richest families in the world, there is nobody who would laugh about them :)

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 07:30 2

13. zhenghua (Posts: 28; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)


nobody who would laugh about them but they will laugh at you :)

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 06:07 7

7. andro (unregistered)


Lucky kids have a parent who doesn't let them be brainwashed into owning a so called 'trendy' apple pr product

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 07:42 2

17. zhenghua (Posts: 28; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)


yeah they are lucky kid but you just a jealous underdog

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 10:21 1

25. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


So it's ok for them to be brainwashed into owning a "not so trendy" Zune?

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 16:57

42. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha exactly... its like its okay to own the shitiest tech ever but no oh no that apple poduct... damn i cant afford it so i am gonna tell everyone who has it it sucks... notice how nobody ever gives resaons... sigh

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 17:13

46. DylanDinh (Posts: 10; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)


Dude... please... they did drink a bottle of wine cost them $2500 dude... so please, iPhone is pretty much kind of ...hmmm.. kindof ...cheap dude.

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 23:13

53. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


im just saying for all the people who bag on ios without even using it...

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 03:44

59. zoing (unregistered)


Yet it was ok for you to be brainwashed by iJunk and not even be aware that you are apparently...

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 06:12 1

8. seeds (Posts: 48; Member since: 13 Apr 2011)


poor ?
his / her father is Bill Gates dude....
that's not even look little poor dude

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 07:34 1

14. zhenghua (Posts: 28; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)


they are not poor but you is Not as good as a dog

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 06:40 4

9. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


I wonder how he would feel if his kids wanted an Android device?

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 07:36 2

15. zhenghua (Posts: 28; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)


why would his/her kid need a rubbish android device?

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 15:24

38. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


It's a serious question. Does he allow Android in his house?

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 16:58

43. Dylan Dinh (unregistered)


you just make Chinese became a f**king joke zhenghua. be a human dude. If you don't know how to be a human... just jump into the Sea where you claim that is your sea.

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