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According to AppleInsider Bill Gates will step down from his day-to-day role by the end of July 2008 for a good cause.
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yeah, that is true. I heard he is also giving large amounts of his $ away at that time to charities... (more than usual, which is a lot)
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he will still be chairman after 2008. so nothing really changes. gates is a good guy

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Yeah, he is a good person. He is just like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller.
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Yeah, he is a good person. He is just like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller.

i get my good person comments just from reading random things and reading a few interviews with him. I also have heard that people enjoy working for him. where as Jobs i guess isnt to great to work for. I dont know how true that is, because who is directly under these guys? seriously. oh well



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Steve Jobs is kind of a jerk.. but he's a good businessman and he knows what is best for the company. He also knows a good operating system.

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Both are good guys, the difference is that they both deal with their businesses differently.
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hmm.. from what i've seen in interviews etc. steve jobs seemed a little bit too confident.

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Yeah, he is a good person. He is just like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller.
I did a research report on Rockefeller and it turns out that he gave for personal reasons that had to do with something but I don't remember what it was. It was a selfish reason too.
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I think whoever (mostly) is rich becomes a good person and donates money. Because poorer people donate less than rich people. And rich people become "good people."
Money plays a big role in almost everything.
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I don't think poor people give less. If you look at the percentages a person gives, it balances out in the end.

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I don't think poor people give less. If you look at the percentages a person gives, it balances out in the end.
Well ofcource percentage wise it would equal out but not money wise. Its just whoever is got money has got the bell.
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I guess if you think about it, Jobs has more to worry about then Gates. Jobs is trying to keep Apple going where Gates has Windows and Xbox 360, both have big market shares. Maybe you could say Jobes has to be hard on his employees because he has so much riding on the line.
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I guess if you think about it, Jobs has more to worry about then Gates. Jobs is trying to keep Apple going where Gates has Windows and Xbox 360, both have big market shares. Maybe you could say Jobes has to be hard on his employees because he has so much riding on the line.
well yeah, to some prospect...... Jobs has BIG market share in the MP3 business....i think its 73 percent in the U.S. and more popular than beer. Good Mac sells in the years before and coming ahead. Really good growth in Europe too, like 70 percent overall.
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Yeah well gates is giving away like 80% of his money to charity... maybe even more. leaving his kids with ... well nothing compared. (just a few million)
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