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iPods and iPhones are not allowed in the Gates home

When your father is one of the richest persons in the world life can't be too bad right? Having direct access to all sorts of Microsoft goodies like a copy of Windows 7, an Xbox 360, and Microsoft Surface, how bad can it really be?

Well it's bad if you're a fan of Apple. Melinda Gates reveled in an interview that "[t]here are very few things that are on the banned list in our household. But iPods and iPhones are two things we don't get for our kids."

Melinda does state though that she has been tempted by the iPhone by saying "[e]very now and then I look at my friends and say 'Ooh, I wouldn't mind having that iPhone'"

Do you think its right for the Gates family to ban products from a competitor from their household? It makes you wonder if Steve Jobs bans Microsoft products from his household too.

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