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In article <ot80s5$1mjr$1@gioia.aioe.org>, Mayayana<mayayana@invalid.nospam> wrote:

> 
>   * Windows phones never took off. Recently MS have
> even pretty much admitted that they're dropping phones.
> (For the second or third time.) Bill Gates and other top
> MS people even acknowledged they're personally using
> Android phones.

bill gates is not among 'other top ms people' given that he's longer at
microsoft.

satya nadella is at the top and he uses an iphone, along with steven
sinofsky, who although isn't at microsoft now, was in charge of windows
when he was.

<http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phone...
re-s-what-microsoft-s-ceo-has-on-his-iphone-home-screen-1308595>
  Microsoft's Satya Nadella has just given us a look at what he has 
  on the home screen of his iPhone - yes, he owns one of Apple's
  handsets - although he insists that this 'iPhone Pro' is not his
  everyday phone.

<http://cdn.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/steven-sinofs...
phone.png>

steven sinofsky recently tweeted this:
<https://twitter.com/stevesi/status/871803287325913088?lang=en>
  Apple iPad Pro with iOS 11 is the future of the productivity laptop.




>   Remember when Bill Gates famously said they'd
> beat Netscape by "cutting off their air supply"?
> That meant installing Internet Explorer into the
> system and blocking Netscape at every opportunity.

which is illegal and one of many things that bit them in the ass.

> This is the same idea. If people have to use Windows
> for their work, and MS can gradually swap out
> their Windows car for a Windows Services Taxi,
> then they can leverage the entire customer base
> to catch up in the ad/services market.

nonsense.

the computing landscape is very different now. microsoft doesn't have a
monopoly anymore. they're actually a minority player, amusingly enough,
something which *really* pisses off the microsoft fanbois.