Microsoft once called Linux ‘a malignant growth,’ and that was a major misstep
How things have changed. In 2001, the then CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, said that “Linux is a malignant growth that joins itself in a licensed innovation sense to all that it contacts.” Now Microsoft is grasping Linux, having gone to the acknowledgment that it is Linux and not Windows Server that endeavor clients need, both on servers and in the cloud.
Be that as it may, the negative impacts of the war against Linux has left scars on Microsoft that are noticeable today.
A ton has been expounded on Microsoft during the 2000s, however when I think back that that time the issue appears to be clear. Microsoft turned out to be excessively fixated on putting Windows on each gadget when it ought to have been seeing how to profit from all gadgets.
The authority at the time considered Windows to be what made a difference, and the organization was carelessly supported by fanboys that saw the multibillion-dollar partnership as a games group.
While Microsoft saw the world through the perspective of PCs and servers every single running Window, it’s general surroundings was changing, and evolving quickly. PCs and PCs offered path to a heap of gadgets over a wide scope of screen sizes and structure factors, while servers changed into cloud stages.
On the off chance that as opposed to pushing Windows onto gadgets, Microsoft had rather taken a shot at structure environments that weren’t identified with Windows, the organization would today be altogether different and in all respects likely be owning ground that organizations, for example, Apple, Amazon, and Google are as of now commanding.
I’m sure that had Microsoft chosen to grasp Linux – and Android – at an opportune time, the organization would have not permitted the iPhone, Kindle, and Chromebook and Pixel gadgets to rule in the manner they did, and I’m sure that the business sectors would be better for having had the challenge.
Be that as it may, rather Microsoft left a tremendous heap of money on the table, and now has enormous holes in its realm. It doesn’t have a cell phone or shabby tablet, doesn’t have gadgets to contend with any semblance of the Chromebook, has an application store that battles to be paid attention to, is a little player in media outlets, and doesn’t have quite a bit of an impact in territories, for example, home robotization.
What’s more, given how settled the players are, it’s difficult to see a way Microsoft would now be able to establish a significant connection on these business sectors.