The founder and former CEO of Microsoft, 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 due to poor management, I didn’t make Microsoft to become what Android is, ”said the founder of Microsoft.
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 apps or even 90% of all apps, you can already prepare for death. There is room for only one operating system not from Apple. How much is it worth? 400 billion dollars, which would have passed from the company G [Google] in the company M [Microsoft]", — said the billionaire.
Recall that Microsoft was on the mobile market long before Apple. She created a Windows Mobile operating system focused on the stylus and physical keyboard control. When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made fun of the smartphone, saying no one would type with a finger on the screen. After 9 years, Ballmer admitted that he was wrong.