Bill Gates -- Charity Work Is the Apple of My Eye

4/7/2011 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
While Microsoft has its hands full trying to keep up with Apple, Bill Gates was over in Germany promoting a good cause ... and no, it had nothing to do with resurrecting the Zune.

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Gates was out raising awareness for one.org -- an online petition asking U.S. Senators not to make budget cuts to "cost-effective, proven programs that fight HIV/AIDS, hunger and preventable disease."

What, no app for that?