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Gates Still Not Mellow

Bill Gates has never been afraid to speak his mind, a characteristic that drives competitors (and government regulators) insane, but makes his company all kinds of interesting to write about.

Lately, Gates has been less visible and less lively. I half-figured all those dinners with Bono and the president of China -- and his impending retirement -- lulled Gates into a sense of complacency.

Not the case, at least when it comes to Vista. Gates spoke with Newsweek's Steven Levy (a longtime Mac freak) and was as feisty as ever. Gates strongly suggested that Apple's TV commercials are "lying" about just how flaky PCs are, and how tough it is to upgrade to Vista.

Posted by Doug Barney on February 05, 2007 at 11:52 AM