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  • The Two Made Amends In The End on Random Details of Steve Jobs And Bill Gates Went From Friends To Bitter Enemies

    (#13) The Two Made Amends In The End

    In 2007, Jobs and Gates appeared on stage together at the All Things Digital conference and appeared quite jovial with one another.

    Steve Jobs had numerous bouts with cancer during the 2000s and too his third and final absence from Apple in 2011. In the last months of his life, Jobs spent time with Gates. According to Gates, "There was no peace to make. We were not at war. We made great products, and competition was always a positive thing. There was no [cause for] forgiveness.” Gates recalled his time with Jobs fondly, recalling that they had grown up together but always respected each other. 

  • Gates And Jobs Were Actually Ripping Off Xerox on Random Details of Steve Jobs And Bill Gates Went From Friends To Bitter Enemies

    (#6) Gates And Jobs Were Actually Ripping Off Xerox

    Gates wasn't shaken by Jobs's outbursts. In contrast, he told Jobs that they both knew the idea for a graphic interface was the brainchild of Xerox and that Apple had no proprietary claims to the idea. Gates said to Jobs “Well, Steve, I think there’s more than one way of looking at it. I think it’s more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it.”

    The truth to this claim has been the topic of speculation for years. Xerox had a computer called the Alto at the PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) in 1979. Apple engineer toured the facility and saw a demonstration of the company's products, but Jobs only admitted that he had been inspired by the technology. 

  • The Two Met In The Late 1970s And Started To Work Together on Random Details of Steve Jobs And Bill Gates Went From Friends To Bitter Enemies

    (#2) The Two Met In The Late 1970s And Started To Work Together

    As Jobs and Wozniak developed their Apple computers, they were interested in using Gates' computer software. They met in the late 1970s and by the early 1980s, Jobs had reached out to Gates about creating programming language for Apple's personal computers. For his part, Gates had signed a deal with IBM, the dominant computer producer of the day.

    Jobs went to Seattle, where Gates was based, and they reached an agreement for Microsoft to develop software for Apple. Gates would put together a spreadsheet program (Excel), a word processing program (Word), and BASIC, an easy-to-use programming language. 

  • Gates And Jobs Still Remained Critical Of Each Other's Work on Random Details of Steve Jobs And Bill Gates Went From Friends To Bitter Enemies

    (#12) Gates And Jobs Still Remained Critical Of Each Other's Work

    Even after Gates stepped down from Microsoft in 2000, Jobs was critical of Microsoft. In 2001, he called the company "almost irrelevant." Granted, by that time Apple had flooded the market with iTunes, iPods, iPhones, and other products that had taken the world by storm. Gates was actually pretty complimentary of Jobs and his innovations at Apple, however.

  • Thumb of Jobs Let The IBM Debacle Go So They Could Work Together On The Macintosh video

    (#5) Jobs Let The IBM Debacle Go So They Could Work Together On The Macintosh

    On the heels of Apple's successful Apple I, Apple II, and Apple IIe computers, they introduced the Apple Macintosh computer in 1984

    In addition to the famous Super Bowl ad for the product, Bill Gates appeared in promotional videos, too. It seemed like the two computing geniuses had made amends and were ready to tackle the tech world together.

     

     

  • After The Release Of Windows, The Jobs-Gates Relationship Fell Apart on Random Details of Steve Jobs And Bill Gates Went From Friends To Bitter Enemies

    (#7) After The Release Of Windows, The Jobs-Gates Relationship Fell Apart

    Once Windows was released in 1985, Jobs and Gates turned on each other. Jobs said "They just ripped us off completely, because Gates has no shame" and, in response, Gates claimed "If he believes that, he really has entered into one of his own reality distortion fields."

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Is there anyone who doesn't know Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in the 21st century? Thanks to their great contributions to the development of technology and the Internet, so that you can read this article on this page now. Steve Jobs is the co-founder of Apple, Bill Gates founded Microsoft Corporation. They are considered to be iconic figures in the computer industry, both lead a team to create various electronic products that are popular all over the world, and profoundly change modern communications, entertainment, and lifestyles.

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