Bill Gates Quotes (412 Quotes)


    The Times Reader is a powerful example of how companies can use software to forge new types of customer connections that span beyond the browser to the desktop and mobile devices. The New York Times is setting a standard not only for media organizations, but for all companies looking for new ways to interact with consumers through software.

    We also had the tragic events of September 11th, and I know for everyone that's caused us to step back, think about our priorities. It's a tragedy that affects us personally and affects our businesses. For the computer industry in particular, I think it highlights the importance of security, giving that far more importance than we've had in the past. We don't want our digital systems to have weaknesses that allow for tragedies, exploiting the weaknesses that are there. And so there's a renewed sense of focus on that.

    The last thing you want to do for a shared use computer is have it be something without a disk ... and with a tiny little screen.

    The ability to innovate Windows, the ability to maintain the integrity of Windows as a fully designed product -- those are important to us, ... As long as we can keep those intact, it would be great to settle the thing.

    The business achievements of Microsoft in Israel are excellent and the company is currently working to massively expand its research and development budgets worldwide,


    I'm committed to one company. This is the industry I've decided to work in.

    Software is redefining how people do things, ... We're nowhere near what we can do.

    I started to play golf about five years ago. It was humbling. I really like it but it's so frustrating

    Very soon, having four gigabytes of memory will be quite common, ... Improving something by a power of a million is quite dramatic...We simply don't find that kind of improvement anywhere else in the world.

    Tasks that we thought in the past as impossible will now be rather simple, ... We are going to lead the way in XML advances.

    Our vision of what's important is exactly the same today, bringing together the best systems and the best software to empower people with rich information solutions.

    These proposals will have a chilling effect on innovation in the high technology industry, ... Microsoft could never have developed Windows under these rules. Looking forward, this kind of regulation would make it impossible for Microsoft to develop the next generation of great software.

    Our services have started out as very inexpensive but not feature-rich, ... Our servers are very feature-rich. So as we bring these things together, we give you the richness and also the choice of having it as server or as a service.

    In India it will be a decade before we get that level.

    Now the growth in the last year in Europe was very rapid and so you can say the gap is closing a bit. But I think it's still an issue of great concern. A lot of kids graduate from college in Europe without having the in-depth exposure that most U.S. students receive. So there's work to be done.

    We're changing the world with technology.

    I'm in the same traffic as everybody else. I'm in the same airplane delay as everybody else. I sit in the same coach seat as everybody else.

    This is clearly the most massive attempt at government regulation of the technology industry ever.

    I've been struck by the role that technology plays and especially that the Internet played during this crisis. On September 11th hundreds of millions of people relied on the Internet to get news and to communicate with loved ones.

    Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.

    Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

    Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

    Microsoft is not about greed. It's about innovation and fairness.

    I don't think there was any discussion about not distributing some old thing, but rather the question was whether something new could be created that would be better for both companies,

    Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back.

    AIDS is a disease that is hard to talk about. The ideal thing would be to have a 100 percent effective AIDS vaccine.

    At any point in our history, we've had competitors who were better at doing something.

    The live phenomenon is not just about Microsoft. It's partners, it's competitors...the whole space is being transformed.

    We see ourselves having a higher share, ... We're not going to name some magic number but we're out to give the best gaming experience and hope to get a really high market share out of that.

    Today we are using passwords, and they won't cut it. We need to move to multifunction authentication. A lot of that will be using a smart-card approach that needs to be built down into the system.

    When you want to do your homework, fill out your tax return, or see all the choices for a trip you want to take, you need a full-size screen.

    Only through focus can you do world-class things, no matter how capable you are.

    We decided that we wanted our developers to come with clear minds, not polluted by some other approach, to learn the way that we liked to develop software, and to put the kind of energy into it that we thought was key.

    Ray has never really been an outsider. Even when he was developing (Lotus) Notes, he was helping us improve Windows. Moreover, Ray is super well-respected inside Microsoft, just as he is throughout the industry.

    Governments around the world tell us that to interoperate effectively they need a more structured approach to building information technology (IT) systems. Deploying an e-Government Strategy will help governments improve productivity and service delivery through seamless interoperability--as well as dramatically help cut costs.

    The one top problem we've got in hardware advances is getting everybody connected at high speeds...Most people even five years from now will probably still be connected through the phone line,

    I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. All the neurons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion.

    That means a lot of invention, a lot of improvement, from where we are today.

    Windows 2000 already contains features such as the human discipline component, where the PC can send an electric shock through the keyboard if the human does something that does not please Windows.

    Microsoft is committed to playing its role by making a broad set of investments in the country. Just less than a year ago, when I met with the prime minister, we made some very concrete commitments about increased investment, and I'm pleased to see that all of those have come to pass and they've all been very successful.

    We learn that the ill-fated Apple Lisa may -- or may not -- have been named after Jobs' daughter, born out of wedlock just months before the project's inception that the Mac Plus' code name was Mr. T ... ... just because you broke into Xerox's house before I did and took the TV doesn't mean I can't go in later and take the stereo.

    If there's anything that can be drawn from the presence of large numbers of demonstrators, it's the question of whether the rich world is giving back enough in setting the terms of trade, health resource or whatever, so that we're reaching out enough to the world at large,

    There are a lot of things here that can be beneficial not only to these two companies, but to other people working with music.

    We all learn best in our own ways. Some people do better studying one subject at a time, while some do better studying three things at once. Some people do best studying in structured, linear way, while others do best jumping around, ''surrounding'' a subject rather than traversing it. Some people prefer to learn by manipulating models, and others by reading.

    It would pose as a constant temptation to our youth.

    Microsoft is running its entire business, Exchange Server and SAP, and everything on Windows 2000,

    There are many years where Waterloo is the university we hire the most people from of any university in the world. Waterloo has always been in the top five every year.

    Microsoft, as we have been throughout the case, is very open to the idea of settlement. We don't think extensive litigation and the resources that involves are really good for anyone. We will see if that's a possibility,


    Getting the video sources into the PC has been a limiting factor. We're making progress making the video content easily accessible on the PC.


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