“Melinda Gates, the wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, has said her children are banned from owning Apple products,” The Telegraph reports.
“Mrs Gates, a philanthropist and world health campaigner, guest edited the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning,” The Telegraph reports. “Asked whether her two daughters and son had asked for an iPod, she replied ‘of course they ask. But they get Windows technology,’ she added. ‘The wealth from our family came from Microsoft so why would we invest in a competitor?'”
The Telegraph reports, “‘Every now and then I look at my friends and say ‘Ooh, I wouldn’t mind having that iPhone” she told Vogue magazine.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, one can have all of the ill-gotten gains in the world, give away lots of it in a vain attempt to secure a ticket to heaven while being praised for it by some, and still be a vindictive, pig-headed, sore loser.
Joe Six-Pack has an iPhone, his wife has an iPad mini, his kids have iPod touches, and this Christmas he bought a 27-inch iMac running OS X Mountain Lion for the family. But, Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men, is not only forced by his own ego to use some piece of crap Windows Mobile phone, a discontinued Zune, third-rate music services, and an OS that’s clearly an upside-down, backwards, failed attempt at an Apple Mac knock off, but to also doom his wife and children to the same frustrating fate. Clearly Melinda envies her friends who allow themselves to use superior iPhones.
Gates can afford to have the finest homes and the best cars, but in his very own field, technology, he must settle for second and third-rate hardware and software. Karma is one sweet bitch!
Bill Gates is stuck using a Windows Phone, a freaking Surface tablet, and attempting to squirt his wife and kids with his defunct Zune. There is a God.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer admits to brainwashing his kids not to use Apple iPods – March 28, 2006
Why Bill Gates won’t be buying an Apple iPhone – February 5, 2007
Apple’s iPhone business alone generates more revenue than all Microsoft – January 25, 2012