Sun Valley: Gates and Schmidt Do Lunch But Don't Comment on Google OS

Microsoft (MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates and Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt had an awkward encounter this morning at the Sun Valley mogulfest this morning — and after Google detailed plans Tuesday to create software it hopes will challenge Microsoft’s dominant Windows operating system.

Mr. Gates and his former lieutenant Nathan Myhrvold were walking out of the morning session when two reporters, including this one, asked Mr. Gates for a comment on the new Google operating system.

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