The founder and former CEO of Microsoft, the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, in an interview with Village Global, spoke about the main mistake of his life. According to him, the Redmond corporation was supposed to create an operating system, which today is Android.
“You know, in the software world, in particular, operating systems, there is a rule that the winner gets everything. So the biggest mistake in my life was that, because of poor management, I didn’t make Microsoft become what Android is.said Bill Gates the founder of Microsoft
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Bill Gates believes that only one company could compete with Apple. And it became Google.
“The winner gets everything, but if you have half as many applications or even 90% of all applications, you can already prepare for death. There is only space for one non-Apple operating system. And how much does it cost? 400 billion dollars that would go from G [Google] to M [Microsoft].”the billionaire Bill Gates said
Recall that Microsoft was in the mobile market long before Apple. She created a Windows Mobile operating system that is focused on stylus control and a physical keyboard. When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, the then head of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, ridiculed this smartphone, saying that no one would type a finger across the screen. After 9 years, Ballmer admitted that he was wrong.
A srouce: engadget.com