Yes, but Microsoft standardized the PC and made it so that businesses could use it in a productive manner on a wide scale because it was more affordable and that alone exposed a whole lot more people to computers who may of never got into them.
Love MS or hate them, they changed the world for the better just like Google did in the beginning, then just like MS, Google became a big business and started doing what big business does.
I'm not fanboy of either and both have their good and bad merits.
Although, with Google going on what seams to be a vendetta against certain types of sites and business models, MS has opened up and is inviting them in. That's pretty smart in my opinion and it's winning a lot of hearts and minds.
Shutting down iGoogle is just another way to funnel people into Google+.