Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Bill Gates on his competitors

Microsoft Corp. is grappling with "a lot of smart competitors," including Google and Apple, who are ahead of the Redmond company in some key markets, Bill Gates acknowledges.

But the Microsoft chairman on Tuesday said his company remains the overall industry leader, and he compared the current rivalries to legendary ones with Lotus, Novell and WordPerfect -- situations in which the Redmond company ultimately overcame steep odds to prevail.

"At any point in our history, we've had competitors who were better at doing something," Gates said in an interview with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, underscoring the fact that it wouldn't be unprecedented to come from behind now. Read more here

In an other interview with CNET Microsoft Boss Bill Gates talks about Google, he said: "Google, because they are in the honeymoon phase, people think that they do all things at all times in all ways". Read more here.