Bill Gates won't return to Microsoft full-time ever: committed to charity
1. bloodline (Posts: 703; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Gates is obviously a good guy, steve jobs is a cut throat business man - hence the lack of charity he donated to.
Both cannot be really knocked, both contributed to tech greatly - without them we wouldnt have what we have.
3. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Tim cook did recently charity (1+1 action remember). Steve Jobs didn't.
2. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Great for gates. What a guy I wish him well
4. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
"Don't you understand that Steve doesn't know anything about technology? He's just a super salesman."
6. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
I don't reply on stupid comments anymore.
Damn I just did. xD
8. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
why are you being so stupid ? i dint say that but bill gates did. and yeah thats true.
9. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Part 1 both together. I didn't remember him saying that if he did then it was a joke.
10. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
if its a joke then +1 for you
5. Tux4g63 (Posts: 118; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
I think the core differences in their personalities is exactly what has played out in there lives.
Gates is fine with having a platform that is more open ended, and customizable to the needs of anyone (Windows). And his personality is to take care of people and care for them, hence his philanthropy.
Jobs was a visionary, yes, but he was extremely controlling of his products and how HE thought they SHOULD be. Even in his professional and personal relationships, he always approached them with a mind to being very protective, some might say controlling even.
The results and how they chose to live their lives are self evident I would say. Even before death, Jobs specifically chose his autobiographer, so, "he would get it right."
7. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Yeap, true. Although this isn't a comparisment between bill gates and steve jobs article.
11. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Gonna get some hate for this.
Bill Gates won because he's alive.
12. jacko (unregistered)
Jobs seems to have always been honest with his opinion on Gates. And even in the recently released biography by Walter Isaacson he iterated: "Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything which is why I think he's more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology. He just shamelessly ripped off other people's ideas
jobs just remember the saying those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
15. downphoenix (Posts: 2634; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Bill Gates is the better of the two as far as people is being concerned, but remember, Gates crushed many lives to get as rich and powerful as he has to be charitable now. Jobs stayed that way until the end. Who knows if Jobs was in better health if he would have done something like Jobs when he grew tired of the endless wealth. We'll never know if he would have had a change of heart. However, Gates has repented and still does to this day. Even if he was a cruel man previously, he'll die an honorable one. Jobs didn't have this luxury, he died cruel.
16. Luuthian (Posts: 222; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
This rings so well... Even in Steve's final days, his rivalry with Android and Schmidt seemed consuming. It's unfortunate. He was brilliant in many respects, but he also let a number of chips in his shoulder rule his life. The sad part is many of those developed early on. You don't have to look much farther than his upbringing to see where it began.