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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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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.'

732 days ago
17.

Mr D    

The tablet in the picture is not an iPad, it's a Motorola Xoom.

732 days ago
18.

PopGlitch    

Why does everyone think every tablet they see is an iPad? That is an android powered tablet dummies! And for those that said he didn't have a reaction, you're clearly blind, he looked extremely awkward, like he'd just accidentally messed in his pants.

732 days ago
19.

ed    

"sight" of the device NOT "site" of the device

732 days ago
20.

Carl    

Do Apple execs have nightmares about Windows? Despite the success of the iPad Windows still dominates the operating system market. They both have their strengths and weaknesses.

732 days ago
21.

bob    

In 1997 Apple was going bankrupt, Bill Gates helped apple with a $150 million investment in stock

732 days ago
22.

Cherry    

Bill has no reaction because he probably has like 10 of them already.

732 days ago
23.

rhbjorn    

The vast majority of PCs still run Windows and almost all businesses run MS Office MS also owns Skype and a fair chunk of Facebook.So why would he worry about Apple

732 days ago
24.

Victoria    

Gates is cool ans classy .

732 days ago
25.

bigstew    

Actually, WOZ loves Windows Phone.

732 days ago
26.

Passingby    

Bill is cool AF and its awesome that his wife throws down for her man, even jokingly.

732 days ago
27.

Oh A 💛💋    

Appel till the death of me !

732 days ago
28.

Justin    

Why would Bill Gates care? Gates owned shares in Apple. he saved apple from going out of business in 96'

732 days ago
29.

Kessi    

This is not Melinda's voice... So strange.

732 days ago
30.

cemlaw    

Bill Gates (or Microsoft) own shares in Apple. Looks like you guys would know this...

732 days ago
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