The harm Google caused Microsoft is no worse than what the internal teams at Microsoft cause each other every week.
Seems to be a competitor for Intels NUC lineup.
As a developer I would say the answer to the question is bribes the answer to increasing apps on Windows phone is a resounding yes.
With the Windows phone market share it is the one and...
Linux is hardly my favourite OS platform, but that future you describe would have me running, not walking to a Linux distro for my next PC.
It would be nice if Microsoft extended the Window Store to WPF desktop apps. That would expand the reach and appeal of the Window Store program enormously.