Microsoft is our company, why to invest in Apple?

Melinda Gates, wife of the Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the philanthropist, said that her children, two daughters and a son, are not allowed to use Apple products.

She guest edited the Today program on Radio 4 this morning and when she was asked whether the children asked for products such as iPod, she said “of course they ask”.

“But they get Windows technology,” she added.

“The wealth from our family came from Microsoft so why would we invest in a competitor?”

Melinda Gates (Credit: Stuart Isett/Polaris)

Microsoft has recently seen the popularity of Windows Phone 8 and Surface, which comes in the competition of iPhone and iPad. However, they are still far behind the Apple products.

Although Apple is a rival company of Microsoft but Bill Gates was in good relation with Steve Jobs.

“We spent literally hours reminiscing and talking about the future,” he said in a statement.

“I told Steve about how he should feel great about what he had done and the company he had built.

“There was no peace to make. We were not at war. We made great products, and competition was always a positive thing.”

You can see a few of their photos together below.

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

1985: The young and the restless. Gates and Jobs, photographed at Tavern on the Green in New York City

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

In 1991, Fortune invited Jobs and Bill Gates to discuss the PC’s future. (Credit: CNN)

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates together at a technology conference in 2007

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates together at ‘D5: All Things Digital’ conference in Carlsbad, California, in 2007