Despite the rivalry between their respective companies (Microsoft and Apple), they have always shown great respect for each other. On this occasion, Gates made a statement on a US CNBC program in which he praised Jobs’s work after his return to Apple in 1997.
In the information revealed by Macnn it is indicated that Bill Gates says: “Steve Jobs brought both the equipment and the inspiration for good products and design, which made Apple come back with incredible strength to make great achievements. It’s great to have competitors like them. We write software for Apple. We compete with Apple. But he, of all the industry leaders I worked with, was the one who showed the most inspiration and managed to save the company. “