According to Microsoft, it has sold Windows 8 licenses amounting to 60 million. However, reports say that it isn’t doing too well. Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, however, thinks that the latest version of the OS has done “well”.
According to The Verge, in an interview with CNBC, Gates was asked if he was planning to return as the CEO of the company he co-founded. He said Windows 8 and tablets running the software (Surface) have done “well” without him.
He says, “Microsoft has got a lot of exciting things going on. It’s a competitive field. Windows 8 has done well, Surface computer is doing well, so I share lots of ideas where Office should go, and I think the field as a whole should feel proud of how quickly it’s moving, and Microsoft will lead in a lot of those areas.”
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Gates says that he only serves as chairman of Microsoft irregularly. He adds that he focuses his time on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he has donated $28 billion to fight deadly diseases that kill the poorest such as malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS.
In the interview, Gates was asked why his daughters were not allowed to use Apple products such as the iPhone.
Gates first answered, “I use Windows PCs to do my reading. Windows Phones are a fantastic product. It’s a great tool.”
When asked the same question another time, he said, “Well they’ve never shown any interest. They love their Windows Phones.”
Sadly he didn’t say if they used one of Nokia’s Lumia handsets or other Windows Phone devices made by other manufacturers.
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