What drugs are you on?
Just about everyone and anyone can "outthink" [sic] Microsoft even on a bad day.
Where Microsoft succeeds is through lying, deception and outright bullying. Their list of victims includes, but is in lo way limited to;
Stacker: Told them they wanted to license their code but needed to see the code to do due diligence checks. Upon receiving access to said source they immediately proceeded to back out of the deal and then cut and paste Stackers code into their own inferior copycat product. By the time Microsoft lost the ensuing court battle stacker as a business was dead.
Digital Research: DR missed the boat when IBM was fishing for a partner to produce an OS for their new IBM PC product forcing them to play catchup from the start. They produced an superior alternative OS called DR-DOS in the early nineties but Microsoft killed DR-DOS by putting checks in MS Windows to ensure that Windows would crash randomly when DR DOS was detected.
Lotus: Lotus was THE killer app on the market in the eighties with Microsofts alternative coming in a distant second. Microsoft "outhinked" Lotus by once again coding MS-DOS to detect that Lotus was attempting to load and have it crash randomly leading to the famous line "It aint done until Lotus won't run"
Mosiac & Netscape: Netscape was the most popular browser when the intenet exploded during the mid nineties at a time when Microsoft was busy "thinking" that the internet would never catch on. When they finally got a clue they were left with an embarrassing lack of a MS branded browser on their OS. They"outhinked" NCSA (Mosaic) buy signing a profit sharing deal with them promising a percentage share of all copies of Mosiac sold in return for complete and unfettered access to the Mosiac code in perpetuity. They then proceeded to leverage their monopoly in the operating system market by giving Mosiac away for free thereby destroying Netscape who had no other business to leverage their browser sales against and leaving those trusting fools at NCSA with a big fat share of ZERO.
IBM & Wordperfect: Wordperfect was the defacto standard in word processing at the time that PC's were text based. During this time Microsoft's competing product was clunky, feature poor and difficult to use. Then, in their role as IBM's OS partner, Microsoft was approached to form a partnership with IBM to develop a next generation protected mode OS called OS/2. Microsoft publicly promoted the idea that OS/2 was the future of the PC causing Wordperfect Corp (and Lotus) to put their development resources into re-coding their flagship products to the upcoming GUI based OS. Secretly however, Microsoft was developing Windows 3 (a far inferior OS) and at a critical juncture pulled out of the partnership with IBM and released their own revamped office products (which would later become "MS Office") on their newly announced Windows 3. By the time that Wordperfect (and Lotus) had managed to finish redeveloping their products for a second time for the Windows platform MS had already managed to abuse their monopoly OS leverage position and their OEM networl to entrench their own products leaving WP and Lotus to wither and die.
These are not the only examples of Microsoft "outhinking" their competitors (and often times their own PARTNERS) and every person on this planet* pays the price for their brutish behavior every single day whether you like their products or not. While MS is able to retain their iron grip on the IT industry then their "customers" are forced to pay premium prices for products because their is no competition to drive the prices down.
This is a bad thing for everyone, even MS fanbois.
* Except perhaps for some tribes in the Kalahari desert. And maybe some Eskimos too.