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Why a great regret by Bill Gates should be taken with a reservation



Microsoft's founder and the world's second richest man Bill Gates has raised a lot of dust over the last few days with recognition of what he regrets most in life: Android, the dominant operating system for smartphones, developed by Google and not by Microsoft . And Android has a company, which is far from the only mistake that the billionaire recalls. So far, they have numbered a few.




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"My biggest mistake was the decision that I do not remember anymore, but it made me Microsoft has not become a major player in the mobile phone market. Operating system for smartphones Android, which today is the main product for all those who do not swear Applemust be Microsoft. Instead, we are Google (which develops Android, op. p.) has allowed it to have a platform of 350 billion euros instead of Microsoft, Gates said in a recent interview.




The Android operating system is installed on about 75% of all smartphones in the world. (Source: gs.statcounter.com)


The Android operating system is installed on about 75% of all smartphones in the world. (Source: gs.statcounter.com)
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The founder of Microsoft is convinced that over the course of Apple, which is traditionally a major competitor of Microsoft, is in the market smart phones space for exactly one player.

"It should be me. It would be normal for Microsoft to get that kind of thing," Gates said indirectly about the rivalry with Apple.




For years, Microsoft and Apple have competed in the field of personal computing, where Microsoft is running Microsoft on the Windows operating system.


For years, Microsoft and Apple have competed in the field of personal computing, where Microsoft is running Microsoft on the Windows operating system.
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Microsoft has worked hard on smartphones, but to no avail. Puško will be played on corn in December this year.

Windows 10 MobileMicrosoft's latest mobile operating system, which has never risked Apple's Android or iOS, will still receive patches and security updates until December 10, 2019 and will be dropped by Microsoft.

New features or updates for Windows 10 for smartphones have not been received since 2017, Microsoft retains only a handful of devices that are still active during its lifetime. Windows currently has a market share of only 0.24% in the smartphone market.




Microsoft has already had big plans for the Mobile Window. In 2010, Microsoft was so convinced of the success of the all-new Windows Phone 7 operating system at the time that Microsoft employees organized a symbolic funeral for Apple's smartphone so that Windows Phone was put under it.


Microsoft has already had big plans for the Mobile Window. In 2010, Microsoft was so convinced of the success of the all-new Windows Phone 7 operating system at the time that Microsoft employees organized a symbolic funeral for Apple's smartphone so that Windows Phone was put under it.
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What has been mourned by Bill Gates in the past?

– In 2017, they asked him what would have changed if he could travel to the past, Bill Gates repliedmake known a combination of keys Ctrl-Alt-Deletewhich has been used for more than two decades in Windows operating systems to solve computer problems or to quickly restart the system. To regret this key combination, Gates was publicly acknowledged for the first time in 2013.




The Ctrl-Alt-Delete combination appeared on Windows operating systems with version 3.0, released in 1990. The simultaneous key combination has become a common practice for users who have been in conflict with a reimbursable computer. Your issue was resolved with Ctrl-Alt-Delete, which allowed the user to turn off a troublesome computer or restart the system.


The Ctrl-Alt-Delete combination appeared on Windows operating systems with version 3.0, released in 1990. The simultaneous key combination has become a common practice for users who have been in conflict with a reimbursable computer. Your issue was resolved with Ctrl-Alt-Delete, which allowed the user to turn off a troublesome computer or restart the system.
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– By 2015, in the annual debate on the online forum Reddit, in which he answers the users' questions, chose the fact that, as his greatest regret in life, that she can not speak any foreign language. "In high school, I learned Greek and Latin, maybe that language has expanded my vocabulary, but I also want to speak French, Arabic or Chinese," Gates admitted.

– In 2017, Gates wrote on the social network Twitter that he deeply regrets the fact that after leaving school he spent decades learning about the worst cases of social inequality in the world.




This was also the reason why Gates entered the field of charity later. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which Gates administers with his wife Melinda (left), is the largest private humanitarian organization in the world.


This was also the reason why Gates entered the field of charity later. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which Gates administers with his wife Melinda (left), is the largest private humanitarian organization in the world.
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