It amazing how he doesn't even answer half the questions, he just rambles some uninformed or half baked answer with a sterotypical response. I think he secretly wishes he was The Steve. But, The Steve doesn't make quite as goofy and stupid comments as these. Wanna know what's in store for the next release of Windows (2010-2011, and if they follow their current path it'll be 2017)?
Parallel computing is pretty important for the next release. We'll make it so that a lot of the high-level graphics will be just built into the operating system.
Oh, never mind that multi-core CPUs are here *NOW*, and modern GPUs have super computing throughputs, and that we've had multi-CPU machines available for years. Oh, and this *NEXT* release of Windows will be user-centric. Just you wait...
And this little gem:
Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.
Do I really need to come up with a snappy response to that load of you-know-what?
Are you bugged by the Apple commercial where John Hodgman is the PC, and he has to undergo surgery to get Vista?
I've never seen it. I don't think the over 90 percent of the [population] who use Windows PCs think of themselves as dullards, or the kind of klutzes that somebody is trying to say they are.
Could you answer the question please, Mr. Gates? It's about having to do major work to the average PC to run Vista, not about the personality of the guy playing the PC. He later says they make it easier to upgrade the hardware, but skips over the fact that you HAVE to upgrade it to run the better version. "We let you do it, even if you don't want to!"
And his elevator sales pitch on why to buy Vista?
[quote]The most effective thing would be if I could sit down with them and just take them through the new look for a couple of minutes, show them the Sidebar, show them the way the search lets you go through lots of things, including lots of photos. Set up a parental control. And then I might edit a high-definition movie and make a little DVD that's got photos. As I went through, they'd think, “Wow, is that something I could use, would that make a difference for me?