October 22, 2012, 2:25 PM — In light of all of the big announcements from other tech vendors this week (Apple and its iPad Mini, Google next week with a rumored new tablet), Microsoft keeps up the publicity machine surrounding Friday's launch of Windows 8 and the Surface tablet.
In this video, we get a quick 5-minute interview with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, seeing what his thoughts are on the new operating system (not-so-surprisingly, he likes it) and the Surface tablet.
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