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

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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56 Comments

1. Toorop unregistered

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

2. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 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.

10. biglebronski

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

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

5. Tillo

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

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

6. bling bling unregistered

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

12. zhenghua

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 13, 2011

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

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

30. thmsdnlvy

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 17, 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.

44. DylanDinh

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 13, 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

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.

3. Rizky unregistered

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

16. zhenghua

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 13, 2011

yeah because you want to be a dog

45. DylanDinh

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 13, 2011

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

50. Apple Fanboy unregistered

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

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.

4. Toorop unregistered

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

13. zhenghua

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 13, 2011

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

7. andro unregistered

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

17. zhenghua

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 13, 2011

yeah they are lucky kid but you just a jealous underdog

25. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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

42. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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

46. DylanDinh

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 13, 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.

53. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

59. zoing unregistered

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

8. seeds

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 13, 2011

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

14. zhenghua

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 13, 2011

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

9. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

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

15. zhenghua

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 13, 2011

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

38. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

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

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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