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Bill Gates Speaks Openly About Philanthropy and Steve Jobs

Ex-chief executive of Microsoft and philanthropist Bill Gates set aside the criticism targeted toward him by the late Steve Jobs.

In an interview over the weekend, Bill Gates made few comments and also took some credit for the creation of Apple's Mac.

Gates claims it was Microsoft which did "the key software" work for Mac by making the Office software suite for Mac.

Making an appearance on ABC's topical news and interview show, "This week with Christiane Amanpour", on Sunday, Bill Gates talked at length about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and also the current state of economy. The conversation also covered the late Steve Jobs.

Gates said, "Steve Jobs did a fantastic job." and also praised him as a person who helped in shaping the role that has been played by information in a personal computer, the phone and the Internet, as reported (opens in new tab) by PC Mag.

Steve Jobs made few comments in his autobiography, which was released last week. Since its release, it has been dominating technology as well as other headlines.

In the authorised biography, it was mentioned that Jobs called Gates "unimaginative" and also has not "invented anything."

By shrugging off these comments Gates said, "Well, Steve and I worked together creating the Mac. We had more people on it, did the key software for it."