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Steve Jobs On Bill Gates: What The Apple CEO REALLY Thinks Of Microsoft's Founder

Huffington Post     First Posted: 07/04/10 01:27 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:55 PM ET

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, two titans of tech, have been friends, competitors, and colleagues. They've even gone on double-dates.

So what does Steve Jobs have to say about Microsoft's founder? We went looking, and have compiled a list of Steve Jobs' best quotes about Bill Gates.

The claws come out as Jobs challenges Gates's creativity and criticizes aspects of Microsoft's business. But the Apple CEO also softens up, likens their relationship to matrimony, and speaks fondly of the legacy Gates will leave. There's even a cute video from a 1983 Apple event when Gates "woos" Jobs during a company-sponsored dating game.

See Steve Jobs' sayings below, then check out what Bill Gates has to say about Steve Jobs.

Gates: Copycat?
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In a 1994 interview, Jobs was asked how he felt about Gates's success. "[H]ow do [I] feel about Bill Gates getting rich off some of the ideas that we had ..." Jobs wondered. "Well, you know, the goal is not to be the richest man in the cemetery. It's not my goal anyway."
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