An anonymous reader writes: Miguel de Icaza is at it again. The open source guru who led the Gnome and Mono projects is now talking about the mobile platform wars. De Icaza, who has a history of being anti-Apple, says he originally “dismissed” the iPhone as marketing fluff, but has come around to its charms. And he sees Microsoft remaining a distant third in what he calls the “two-horse race” in mobile between Apple and Google. His latest startup, Xamarin, helps Windows developers write iOS and Android apps in C#, which de Icaza argues makes for more creative and less buggy software. (Xamarin’s most recent release lets developers do this all in Visual Studio.) Is this the death knell for Windows Phone?