Jobs (and Ellison and ...) have always wanted to be like Gates. They don't
hate Gates because of his business practices. They hate Gates because he
became so successful and rich with his business practices.
I have to wonder if this sudden patent attack is also motivated by Apple
knowing that they're in a bad position should Jobs' health finally fail him.
The entire company pretty much hinges on Jobs being there. Maybe his recent
high-profile health problems are putting enough pressure on Apple to go on
this offensive before he finally leaves for good.