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Microsoft lowers flags to half staff in tribute to Steve Jobs

Microsoft said to offer a two-day tribute to its respected rival, the founder of Apple

As a tribute to Steve Jobs, Microsoft will fly its flags at all its worldwide offices at half staff for two days, reports the blog site Microsoft news. Here is a photo taken of the Microsoft UK offices.

I congratulate Microsoft on this show of respect. Although the two companies were often bitter rivals, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were also friends. In Gates statement on Jobs' death released yesterday, Gates said, "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. ... 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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