I don't doubt that both Gates and Jobs would hog the potatoes. They are more alike than people think. Jobs is often credited as a visionary while Gates is considered a plodding behemoth.
Fact is, Gates is a visionary in his own right. He fully understood that the most ubiquitous OS, not the best OS, would rule the world. He got it. Jobs didn't.
OS is one place where quality does not reign supreme. No matter how good Apple's OS is, it will continue to lose market share. Inertia drives OS adoption, not quality, because most people are fearful of not being compatible with what most people use. Conformity and fear a are powerful carrot-and-stick combination.