I don't want a """""visionary""""". I don't need these "new markets" - cloud, tablets and so on. I want a bigger, faster PC with more responsive WINDOWS on it, FFS. And Microsoft will deliver here. And Apple IS the biggest monopoly, but it's going DOWN - sooner or later people will either become smarter or another company will sell them dumb $h!t because Samsung is wiping out iPhones everywhere...Not that Bill Gates is an idiot. He's a good business man, but a terrible visionary.
Steve Jobs did the opposite. He fought AGAINST the monopoly, created products that almost invariably succeeded, created markets, and did it all without any of the leverage Microsoft had.
I soooooo don't care about any MS product apart from Windows... best OS in the world for home power user, period. I don't care what MS invented or didn't, they overpowered everyone - I don't care how, there's no better product.But, the reality is, Microsoft never created a market. Operating Systems? Guess not. GUI? Ummm, nope. Office software? Hmmmm, late to that party. Browsers? Nope, again. Wait, game consoles! Ummm, damn, no again. What market did Microsoft create? NOTHING. They used monopoly power to destroy the office market, other operating systems, and even browsers for a while. They destroy, not create.
Idiocy of people who didn't buy an mp3 player before an iPod. I did, still kicks ass.iPod was a big success.