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Bill Gates: Working with Steve Jobs an 'insanely great honor'

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft Corp., weighed in on the death of Steve Jobs on Wednesday, posting a statement on his personal website, the Gates Notes.

I'm truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs' death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.

Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.

The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. 

For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor.  I will miss Steve immensely. 

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Photo: Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, and Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, speak during a photo shoot in San Jose in 1991. Credit: G Lange Photo/Contour by Getty Images

 
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