Bill: Well Microsoft has had its success by doing low-cost products and constantly improving those products and we've really redefined the IT industry to be something that's about a tool for individuals.
So we're proud of what we've done. We need to keep doing even better to maintain the leadership position we've got.
Sarah: OK. How did you take the news that Microsoft were going to be taken to court over the supposed monopoly?
Bill: Well I suppose Microsoft has had some sort of discussion with the government on various topics for over a decade and it's not atypical when you're successful to have various things of that kind of nature.
It's not the part of my job that I enjoy the most. I love building the products, seeing people use the products but you know along with success comes the need for a dialogue with the government.
Sarah: On the subject of success, what do you think of the way some people seem to dislike the success you've had with Microsoft?
Bill: Well, if you look at any survey about the most admired company or the place people want to work the most, Microsoft comes out on top again and again.
People are very passionate about software and we like getting their feedback, what they like, what they don't like, that's how people experience us - using the products. And wherever we fall short, we want to just go back and work a little bit harder, do a better job and make the PC and even more.
Sarah: What do you think it is that they particularly dislike?