To say the least, Bill and Steve had had an interesting rivalry over the years. Of course, Bill Gates has retired to charity work leaving Steve Ballmer in charge of Microsoft.
The Huffington Post has put a fun post together of some of Jobs' best quotes about Gates. My favorite is from 2006:
"I have no problem with their (Microsoft's) success, they've earned their success for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just make really third-rate products."
As the years have gone on, Jobs has mellowed a bit. In a joint appearance at the All Things Digital Conference in 2007 the two titans joked and laughed with each other.
So take a quick trip down memory lane and see the Steve Jobs fireworks before you fire off your own tonight.