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Bill Gates

iPad Photo Ops ...

No Problem!!

7/28/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates came face-to-face with his worst nightmare -- the almighty iPad -- and he was totally cool with it!

TMZ obtained the video of every computer geek's fantasy going down down Thursday in London ... where Bill and his wife Melinda are attending the Olympics.

Bill had graciously agreed to pose for a photo with a group of tourists when someone did the unspeakable -- whipping out an iPad to take the shot!! Almost immediately, a woman screeches ...  "You can't use an iPad!!"

The Apple objector -- identified as Melinda by a witness -- quickly says, "I'm just kidding."

You gotta see Bill's reaction though ... super-cool at the site of the device that must haunt his, and every other Microsoft exec's dreams.

Zune ... anyone?

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Dramazone    

Microsoft makes junk software on purpose

781 days ago
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thestupid    

Ill take Microsoft over ANY Apple product. And BTW Im in IT

781 days ago
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TMZ Superfan    

He had absolutely no reaction at all, WTF iis TMZ talking about?

781 days ago
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viewer101    

i love my zune.

781 days ago
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PopTart    

Who the hell takes picture with an ipad. Seriously! It's like holding a full sheet cookie sheet in front of your that's how stupid people look doing it. Hahahaha! n00bs!

781 days ago
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Tom Merritt    

Nothing to really comment on here. Just a classy guy staying classy.

781 days ago
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awesomewave    

He said no problem because the person taking the pic looks ridiculous holding that thing in front of their face. Microsoft WIN!

780 days ago
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big'un    

He don't care, he already made billions before iPad even came out.

780 days ago
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static    

He probably thought they were mentally challenged.

780 days ago
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VNVgirl    

uhh when you morons realize how much of Apple Bill owns ... then laugh :) He's making a MINT off of Apple ya goofs. Do your research before saying Bill hates Apple.

780 days ago
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Mason H    

The problem here, and this is the real problem is that good 'ol Bill probably didn't even recognize the iPad. He was probably wondering why someone was showing him a folder. Bills magic has always been corporate espionage, stealing others ideas, reverse engineering or sometimes flat out copying them and attempting to release them ahead of the original creators! :)

780 days ago
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Ace    

Gates has nothing to be angry about, he revolutionized the software. I just got another new computer yesterday...holly cow....I had to lasso it down it's soooo fast.

780 days ago
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rovex32@gmail.com    

Bill is a generous and classy guy. If it were Jobs and a Microsoft product he would have had a queeny fit and walked off. He was a vile person.

780 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

Typical TMZ seeing something out of nothing. Bill had no reaction. I do not know WTF you guys saw in that.... Other than wanting clicks.

780 days ago
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a long time Leno fan!    

His reaction was 'super cool'? You must be joking. After his face completely turned pale grey, he looked as if he was going to vomit straight into the iPad owner's face. The fact that he didn't start swinging can only be considered 'professional restraint.'

780 days ago
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