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In an interview on CNBC, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, in the midst of a career rehabilitation effort, reiterated his earlier---and horribly incorrect---claim that his biggest mistake was not establishing Microsoft’s mobile platform as the dominant challenger to the iPhone.

“There’s no doubt that the antitrust lawsuit was bad for Microsoft,” Gates said in the interview, suddenly lurching out of his slouch and gesticulating. “And we would have been more focused on creating the phone operating system. So instead of using Android today, you would be using Windows Mobile.”

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