Does Gates’ Retirement Signal Linux’s Time to Move Ahead?

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols seems to think so… he makes the case that Bill Gates is the driving personality behind Microsoft’s “win at all cost” attitude. With him gone, will M$ fade?

Is Gates’ retirement Linux’s chance?

Vaughan-Nichols says, “It was Gates’ vision and his win-at-any-cost drive that pushed Microsoft from being just one of many 1970s software companies to being the Godzilla of software. Anyone who has really looked at Microsoft’s rise knows it was Gates’ business tactics, and not the quality of Microsoft’s software, that made the company what it is today. Can it still be that company without him at the helm? I don’t see it. I don’t see it at all.”

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