The Seattle Times: Microsoft: Gates speech peppered with politics, predictions: "A highlight of the next version of Windows, code-named Longhorn, is a user identification system that could move toward this vision, but it remains to be seen whether users and companies will embrace Microsoft's system.
In a backhanded slap at Google, Gates said online search will continue to improve. 'Instead of it being a treasure hunt it will actually give you answers,' he said.
Gates also said that while Longhorn and Apple's new Tiger operating system have similarities, it's obvious to him which system he's using.
'You can always tell whether you're on a Mac or whether you're on a PC,' he quipped. 'Take your applications and stick them in there and see if they run.' "
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