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Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs began building their companies right around the same time, and it was a natural catalyst for their rivalry.  While the two founders had periods of civility, at other times, they were at each other's throats.  Jobs insulted Gates' taste and imagination, while Gates once described Jobs as "weirdly flawed as a human being." But the two execs appeared to get along better later in life, and when Jobs died in 2011, Gates said that they "spurred each other on, even as competitors." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs never quite got along. Over the course of 30-plus years, the two went from cautious allies to bitter rivals to something almost approaching friends — sometimes, they were all three at the same time. It seems unlikely that Apple would be where it is today without Microsoft, or Microsoft without Apple. Here's the history of the love-hate relationship between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.SEE ALSO: Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have feuded for over a decade about space travel. Here are 9 rivalries between some of the world's biggest tech CEOs. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs weren't always enemies — Microsoft made software early on for the mega-popular Apple II PC, and Gates would routinely fly down to Cupertino to see what Apple was working on. Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson In the early '80s, Jobs flew up to Washington to sell Gates on the possibility of making Microsoft software for the Apple Macintosh computer, with its revolutionary graphical user interface. Gates wasn't particularly impressed with what he saw as a limited platform — or Jobs' attitude. Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson "It was kind of a weird seduction visit where Steve was saying we don't really need you and we're doing this great thing, and it's under the cover. He's in his Steve Jobs sales mode, but kind of the sales mode that also says, 'I don't need you, but I might let you be involved,'" Gates later said. Source: Fortune Still, Gates appeared alongside Jobs in a 1983 video — a "Dating Game" riff — screened for Apple employees ahead of the Macintosh's launch. In that video, Gates compliments the Mac, saying that it "really captures people's imagination." Source: Business Insider Microsoft and Apple worked hand-in-hand for the first few years of the Macintosh. At one point, Gates quipped that he had more people working on the Mac than Jobs did. Source: Yahoo Their relationship, already kind of rocky, fell apart when Microsoft announced the first version of Windows in 1985. A furious Jobs accused Gates and Microsoft of ripping off the Macintosh. But Gates didn't care — he knew that graphical interfaces would be big, and didn't think Apple had the exclusive rights to the idea. Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson Besides, Gates knew full well that Apple took the idea for the graphical interface from the Xerox PARC labs, a research institution they both admired. Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson When Jobs accused Gates of stealing the idea, he famously answered: "Well, Steve, I think there's more than one way of looking at it. I think it's more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it." Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson From there, the gloves were off between the two founders. "They just ripped us off completely, because Gates has no shame," Jobs once said. To which Gates replied: "If he believes that, he really has entered into one of his own reality distortion fields." Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson Jobs thought that Gates was a stick in the mud, far too focused on business. "He’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger." Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson Gates said Jobs was "fundamentally odd" and "weirdly flawed as a human being." Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson But Gates respected Jobs' knack for design: "He really never knew much about technology, but he had an amazing instinct for what works." Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson In 1985, Steve Jobs resigned from Apple after a power shift to start his own computer company, NeXT. But even though Jobs was no longer working for Microsoft's biggest competitor, it didn't improve relations between the two. Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson Jobs thought that if NeXT lost and Microsoft Windows won, "we are going to enter a computer Dark Ages for about 20 years," he told Playboy in 1985. Source: The Telegraph Still, Windows was winning. By the late '80s, it became clear that Microsoft was just about unstoppable on the PC. Fast-forward to 1996, when Jobs appeared in a PBS documentary called "Triumph of the Nerds" and ripped into Gates and Microsoft, saying that they made "third-rate products." Source: PBS Jobs went on in that same documentary: "The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don't mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don't think of original ideas, and they don't bring much culture into their products." Source: PBS By the late '90s, Apple was in serious danger of going under. When then-Apple CEO Gil Amelio moved to buy NeXT in 1996 and bring Jobs back to Apple, Gates tried to talk him out of it. Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson Gates said this to Amelio: "I know his technology, it's nothing but a warmed-over UNIX, and you'll never be able to make it work on your machines. Don't you understand that Steve doesn't know anything about technology? He's just a super salesman. I can't believe you're making such a stupid decision." Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson But by 1997, Jobs was Apple's CEO. At his first Macworld keynote, he announced that he had accepted an investment from Microsoft to keep Apple afloat. Bill Gates appeared on a huge screen via satellite link. The audience booed. Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson Gates clearly admired Jobs, even if they didn't always see eye-to-eye. When Apple introduced iTunes, Gates sent an internal email to Microsoft that said, "Steve Jobs' ability to focus in on a few things that count, get people who get user interface right, and market things as revolutionary are amazing things." Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson When Apple introduced the iPod in 2001, Gates sent another email: "I think we need some plan to prove that, even though Jobs has us a bit flat footed again, we can move quick and both match and do stuff better." Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson But Jobs was still pretty down on Microsoft, especially after Steve Ballmer took over from Bill Gates as CEO in 2000. "They've clearly fallen from their dominance. They've become mostly irrelevant," Jobs once said. "I don't think anything will change at Microsoft as long as Ballmer is running it." Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson Conversely, Gates thought much of Apple's post-iPhone success came from Jobs himself, and not from Apple's "closed" philosophy. "The integrated approach works well when Steve is at the helm. But it doesn't mean it will win many rounds in the future," Gates said. Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson And Gates didn't think too much of the iPad. "[I]t's not like I sit there and feel the same way I did with iPhone where I say, 'Oh my God, Microsoft didn't aim high enough.'" Source: CBS MoneyWatch But Jobs didn't think much of the Windows ecosystem either: "Of course, his fragmented model worked, but it didn't make really great products. It produced crappy products." Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson Jobs didn't even have any mercy when Gates decided to quit Microsoft in 2006 to focus more on his foundation. "Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything, which is why I think he's more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology," Jobs said. Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson Still, in a weird way, the two men clearly respected each other. Appearing on stage together at the 2007 AllThingsD conference, Gates said, "I’d give a lot to have Steve’s taste." Source: The Wall Street Journal And Jobs once said, "I admire him for the company he built — it’s impressive — and I enjoyed working with him. He’s bright and actually has a good sense of humor." Source: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson After Jobs died, Gates said, "I respect Steve, we got to work together. We spurred each other on, even as competitors. None of [what he said] bothers me at all." Source: Yahoo Ultimately, both men claim quite a legacy: Jobs built Apple into what is now the world's most valuable company, while Gates is the second-richest person on Earth. Source: CNBC, Bloomberg
When people talk about Macs or Mac OS, they’re most likely referring to what was previously and perhaps lovingly called “OS X”. That “X” is, of course, the Roman numeral that notes that this is the 10th incarnation of Apple’s desktop operating system. Few of today’s Mac users have probably used Macintoshes before that, let alone older versions of their … Continue reading
It’s not quite like running the classic Macintosh OS straight in your browser, but one inventive developer has built an app that lets you experience MacOS 8.1 as if you were running it on a 1991 Macintosh Quadra. The so-called macintosh.js, which is practically an Electron app pretending to be a Quadra, comes with a bunch of iconic games and software like Duke Nukem 3D, Dungeons and Dragons, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere (it’s crazy to think how long Adobe has been around). It’s also got Internet Explorer (yes, on a Mac) and Netscape, but you can’t quite use the internet… This story continues at The Next Web
Apple’s macOS 11 Big Sur is the most exciting Mac beta for a generation, because the steady introduction of support for Apple Silicon means early testers may encounter unexpected challenges as development accelerates.Friends don’t let friends install betas on primary Macs This is also why no one should install either the developer or public beta (when it appears) of the new Mac OS on their primary machine – doing so is a risk every year, but this year could deliver even more than the usual surprises.To read this article in full, please click here
Some iPad Pro users report the touch screen is unresponsive at random. This can mean sometimes iPad Pro is not responding to any touch at all, or sometimes it may intermittently ignore touches or swipes or gestures, or the screen may appear to stutter or freeze after a touch, or even drop deliberate touches like typing letters on the onscreen touch keyboard of iPad Pro. 
Hey the internet can be a heavy place – especially these past few years.But sometimes, it still delivers the goods: Poolside.fm is the goods.This website is a time machine to a simpler time in computing, recreating a late 80s desktop in your browser window, complete with the perfect soundtrack and non-stop low-fi period-appropriate videos.Poolside.fm isn’t itself new (the site originally launched in 2014), but this new design based on classic Mac OS takes it to a new level.It’s the product of a group of designers and developers including Niek Dekker, Lewis King and Marty Bell, and this fresh look is everything – plus, you can change the theme if you want to make it even more personalized.The ‘audio player app’ has a few different stations, and if you want to get even more serious about it, you can sign up for an account and save tracks to your own playlist.
You can run the very first version of Microsoft Windows 1.0 with almost no effort, and right in your web browser! If you’re feeling like experiencing what the Windows PC world was like in 1985, then you’re in for a real retro treat. 
Want to be able to run classic Mac OS applications compiled for the Motorola 68000 series of processors on your ever-so-modern Mac OS X machine?There's an emulation project that's trying to achieve just that: Advanced Mac Substitute (AMS).Advanced Mac Substitute is an effort by long-time Mac hacker Josh Juran to make it possible to run old Mac OS software (up to Mac OS 6) without a need for an Apple ROM or system software.Other emulators out there for 68000 Mac applications such as Basilisk II require a copy of MacOS installation media—such as install CDs from Mac OS 7.5 or Mac OS 8.But AMS uses a set of software libraries that allow old Mac applications to launch right within the operating environment of the host device, without needing to have a full virtual hardware and operating system instance behind them.And it's all open source.
Mac users have been able to create and use text clippings since the last century and Mac OS 9, but the feature remains relatively underexploited – despite being such a great way to boost productivity.Text clippings are small chunks of text on your Mac.Easy to create, they are also easy to use: to add the text to anything you write in any application you just need to drag- & -drop the clipping to the document and the words in the clipping will be added to that document.Here’s the fastest way to make a text clipping:With the text selected, drag- & -drop the text to your Mac Desktop or Finder window.Tip: If you are going to create multiple clippings to help you automate various tasks you may want to create a new Folder called Clippings on your Mac.
The Internet Archive is a great resource if you're looking to play with older PC apps and operating systems—thanks to a JavaScript port of DOSBox, you can run stuff like Mario Teaches Typing and Windows For Workgroups 3.11 right in your browser, giving you a quick and easy way to get some idea of what it was like to use a computer 20 or 25 years ago.Now, the Internet Archive has some retro computing offerings from the other side of the great Mac/PC divide.Using a version of the PCE PC Emulator that has been ported to JavaScript, people interested in the Mac's early years can run System 6, System 7, and dozens of old apps, including MacWrite and Microsoft Basic using their browsers.The hardware that this old black-and-white software would have run on is wholly different from modern Macs—it hearkens back to the pre-PowerPC days when Macs still used the same Motorola 68000-series processors as the original 1984 Macintosh.Even so, the user interface is recognizable even if you've only used Macs in our current post-Mac OS X, post-Intel era.Showing mounted volumes on the desktop, the idea of a "trash" can that could hold deleted files until you were sure you wanted to delete them, and the persistent menu bar complete with Apple logo are all still hallmarks of modern Macs.
And to my surprise, I found that most of the people who cling staunchly to Mac OS 9 or earlier as a key component of their daily—or at least regular—workflow actually have good reason for doing so.Starting at System 5, classic Mac OS used cooperative multitasking, which differs from the preemptive multitasking of modern Windows and OS X and Linux.As I write this sentence I have 16 apps open on my iMac, some of which are running multiple processes and threads, and that's in addition to background syncing on four cloud services.These justifications represent just a few large Mac OS 9 user archetypes.What follows is the testimony of several classic Mac holdouts on how and why they—along with hundreds, perhaps thousands of people around the world—continue to burn the candle for the classic Macintosh operating system.Kaiser sings the praises of the CodeWarrior IDE that's short for integrated development environment, or "app used to write, fix, and maintain code" in layman's terms .
The golden era of video games and 3D computer graphics.CD players, beepers, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, AOL, JNCO jeans, Dunkaroos, Beanie Babies, Tamagotchis, Pokémon.Previously, we featured 16 apps that'll seriously raise your Instagram game.We're so spoiled these days with our fancy 4K and uncanny-valley graphics, but in the early '90s, graphics were limited, and those of us who were lucky enough to have computers at home probably had one from the '80s — which meant even crappier low-res graphics.BitCam is a simple camera app that mimics the style of old-school computer operating systems like the Classic Mac OS.Ignore the name, it has almost nothing to do with the app and after installation, it shows up as "Chromatic."
Apple has released public betas of both macOS Sierra, formerly known as OS X 10.12, and iOS 10 via its 'Apple Seed' programme.Apple has officially opened its next-generation operating system releases to public scrutiny, sending betas of macOS 10.12 Sierra and iOS 10 live for members of the 'Apple Seed' beta programme.Apple's macOS 10.12 Sierra release represents both a push to the future and a return to the past for the company: the OS X name its releases have been wearing for years now is no more, dropped in favour of a somewhat hipsterised version of its classic Mac OS nomenclature.Designed to replace OS X 10.11 El Capitan across all recent Mac, iMac, and MacBook devices, macOS Sierra has previously been available only to paid-up members of Apple's developer programme but today releases for all as part of Apple's free 'Apple Seed' beta programme.New features included in macOS Sierra begin with the integration of Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant originally launched as an add-on application for Apple's iOS platform before being acquired and integrated into the operating system directly.The new release also includes an enhanced Photos app with object recognition capabilities, a customisable system tray, the ability to automatically unlock a desktop or laptop when compatible mobile devices are nearby, an Optimise Storage function to boost available hard drive space, a bundled slideshow application dubbed Memories, and various under-the-hood improvements.