That is so not true,
Apple was founded in the 70's..long before Microsoft was even conducting business....Microsoft ownes stock, thats it, they are working together now, but Microsoft in no way controls apple.
Gates was forced to buy the stock, if he didn't help support apple when they needed it he would then have truley been a monopoly, thats why he did that, so Apple wouldn't sue him for that anymore.
But get this right...they ARE NOT one company and HE DOES NOT own them, and the most important thing here
APPLE WAS NOT FOUNDED OR ESTABLISHED BY BILL GATES!!!