Bill Gates doesn't often talk about Microsoft products ever since riding off in the sunset as a retired billionaire. Sure, he remains a fixture of the company he co-founded, both as the Microsoft's iconic face and serving as a chairman, but these days he's much more interested in his philanthropy efforts via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Perhaps recognizing all that's at stake with Windows 8, Gates recently sat down for an interview where he talked about the touch friendly OS, Surface, and other Windows-related topics.
Not the least bit surprising, Gates had high praise for all things Windows 8. He talked about the benefits of touch and incorporating that kind of input without giving up the mouse and keyboard capability that's so natural in most settings.
"People will be pretty amazed about the energy Microsoft's putting behind this new wave of products," Gates told Steve Clayton at TechNet, referring to the various Windows 8 devices and cloud-based services, as well as the new App Store.
Gates revealed that he already owns a Surface RT tablet, which he described as an "unbelievably great product." In his mind, Surface successfully blends the concept of a tablet and a PC. See video below for a little over 5 minutes all that Bill Gates had to say about Windows 8 and Microsoft.