All Apple Products Forbidden in Bill Gates' Family

Even though Bill Gates is no longer the CEO of Microsoft, he and his family are still attached to the legacy of products that he helped bring to the market are the company that he founded.

One of Bill's new focuses is with his wife in work on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The New York Times had a chance to briefly talk with Melinda Gates, and one of the topics she was asked about was whether or not Apple products exist inside the Gates' household. In a word, the answer is a stern "No." Here's the entire exchange:

Do you own an iPod, which is made by Apple?

No, I have a Zune.

What if one of your children says, “Mom, I have to have an iPod?”

I have gotten that argument — “You may have a Zune.”

Do you have an iPad?

Of course not.

Is it true that Bill works on an Apple laptop?

False. Nothing crosses the threshold of our doorstep.

Isn’t there room in this world for both Apple and Microsoft?

Microsoft certainly makes products for the Macintosh. Go talk to Bill.

We don't expect there to be any Windows PC products inside Steve Jobs' home, so this isn't all that surprising.

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  • adamboy64
    That makes him a good father.
  • calmstateofmind
    "We don't expect there to be any Windows PC
    products inside Steve Jobs' home, so this isn't all that surprising."

    Then why is this news?
  • Khimera2000
    Jobs has a PC in his house... it has a mac logo on the side, and linux installed, uses all kinds of PC hardware, with a really locked up librariy that makes everything look special, I think they call it OSX or something like that.
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  • adamboy64
    That makes him a good father.
  • ira176
    I think I heard or read something about this in the Gates' family before. I guess until the kid can afford what he really wants he might be stuck with the Zune. I do think that it is a bit rigid to keep all competing products out of the house though.
  • victorintelr
    Forget about losing some millions in the stock market,his worst nightmare would be probably relative as an Apple servant in his house.