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Did Bill Gates really copy from Steve Jobs?

Muz1234

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Did Bill Gates really steal the idea from Steve Jobs of the invention of the personal computer?
 

thomas

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None of us could possibly answer that question but there is plenty of material online:







Come one, Muz, you could have googled that yourself! ;)
 

tomoni

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Depends what you are taking about....

The original Microsoft operating system was based on open ware....

The GUI One might say that it was copied from Apple, and in fact Microsoft paid them a settlement for it, but by the same token it might be said that Apple copied it from Xerox.

Charity-I think Bill Gates didn’t copy this from anyone, and in fact he set the standard. It would be nice if Steve Jobs had copied a little bit about that...

My take aside, the links provided by Thomas above give a much better summary
 

Nuala

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Apple stole a lot from Xerox back in the day to develop it's GUI, and naturally that led to Microsoft developing a GUI for it's OS too. It's a moot question. GUI were the inevitable result of further home computer development.

Charity? Steve Jobs was nowhere near as charitable as Bill Gates.
 
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