Bill Gates: Windows 8 is a foundation for the future


In an interview today, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said his children have "never asked" to use Apple devices.

In a new interview with Fox Business Network today, Bill Gates called Windows 8 the “the foundation for the future” of operating systems at Microsoft and said his children don’t ask to use Apple products.

That’s what Bill Gates told Fox Business Network today in an interview that took place at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. When asked about ultrabooks, Gates implied Microsoft’s Surface tablet is a better choice as it solves the dilemma of whether users want a tablet or a laptop. He also called Windows 8 the company’s future.

“The way they have built touch in, the way they have the application store – it’s off to quite a good start,” he said. “You know, making sure they have more – the best applications, more applications, you know – they’re on a really good trajectory.”

Elsewhere in Gates’ interview with Fox Business Network, he said his children have never asked for Apple products, despite a recent interview to the contrary with his wife, Melinda.

“Well, they never asked, so I don’t know [if they want to use Apple products],” he said. “It would be interesting if they did ask, but they love their Windows Phones and they love their Windows PCs.”

In an interview with U.K. radio station Radio 4 last month, Melinda Gates had said her children sometimes ask for Apple products but that she and her husband only allow Windows devices in their house.

Additionally, in a 2010 interview with The New York Times Melinda Gates said, “Nothing [Apple] crosses the threshold of our doorstep.”

Source: Fox Business Network | Image via Microsoft

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