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Gates calls iPod \'a great success\', touts choice

updated 09:50 pm EST, Wed February 16, 2005

Gates talks iPod on ABC

Microsoft's Bill Gates says that he is not an iPod user and doubts claims by a previous Wired News news article saying that . I use the Creative Zen which is a fantastic product. That's another space where, even what we have today, whether it's iPod or the other things are only the start of what we're gonna have in a few years. People are gonna want choices. These things are going to be smaller or better, cheaper. So, music has changed. The age of the CD is really coming to an end.




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  1. Foe Hammer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Cutting Edge

    There goes Bill again - leading the way in technology prognostications. I mean, he's been touting the 'digital lifestyle' for what? Two, maybe three months now?

  1. aristotles

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Choice? Like Communism?

    I guess he forgets to mention that their solutions are not multi-platform eh? Some choice if you are "forced" to use windows in order to use those WMA players and services. MSFT has not updated the mac version of WMP to support the other stores.

    Nobody want's a TV that will crash or get viruses Bill. I don't want a DVD player that runs windows either.

  1. dennis

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Misquoted again

    Wired said 80 percent of digital player owners at MS have iPods, not 80 percent of all MS employees.

  1. Squirrel_Monkey

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Peter Jennings

    He went on about "choices" on the non-Apple side of things in an interview with Peter Jennings tonight. An iPod user is not restrained from using iTMS.

  1. dlindsay17

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    liar

    Gates is a closet ipod user. i know this for a fact.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I'm shocked!

    Yes, the iPod is a cool device desired by the hip and wanna-be hip. And Gates doesn't own one? I can't believe that. He's always seemed to be just on the edge of hip.

    Oh, and for this post An iPod user is not restrained from using iTMS.

    I think you forgot some negative in there, like a non-iPoid user, or 'from using something other than iTMS".

  1. aristotles

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iPods work with others

    Magnatune, emusic, and mp3tunes.

  1. iFrankie

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Terrible

    Reading that interview makes me sick.

    He is such a snake, the way he twists words trying to make it sound as if Microsoft is the almighty creator.

    He makes me retch.

  1. Mac-a-Bayan

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Ergo Gates not Stupid

    He is a deciever, a liar, a dictator...

  1. tontondavid10

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Somebody should...

    send him a G5 with 30" display and an iPod photo, set the computer up with spyware that would allow evrybody to find out if he uses it and how and then we could have a good laugh. You know how they say that you have to try the mac to really like it? Well this would be a good move...

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