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Bill Gates Retires From Microsoft

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  1. btarunr

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    The founder and head of Microsoft, the world's largest software company Bill Gates steps down on Friday. One of the richest men in the world, Gates will now work full time for his charitable organization The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    The 52-year-old will continue to be chairman though, but will only retain a nominal role in the software empire. He is still is the biggest shareholder of the company and his 8.7 per cent stake in Microsoft is worth about 23 billion dollars.

    Gates authored the personal computer revolution three decades ago when he founded Microsoft along with his friend Paul Allen.

    Microsoft released a commemorative video paying tribute to Bill's service to the company, titled "Bill Gates: Looking back, Moving Ahead". It can be watched on the company's website here.
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    The link leads to a silverlight download page
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    Yeah, the video is in the Silverlight format.
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    The title of the thread has Microsoft spelt wrong...
    btarunr says thanks.
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    Thanks. Fixed it.
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    The video is wmw. It says: Unable to load media 'http://msstudios.wmod.llnwd.net/a2294/o21/presspass/BillG/Anthem_MBR.wmv'.
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    It's in the Silverlight format, with the Silverlight browser plugin installed, it works.
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    sigh... :(
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    With Gates retiring the heart has truly left the Microsoft corporation.
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Enjoy your retirement bill.


    I just watched the video,it was interesting.Without bill gates possibly windows would not have happened or we'd all be using linux or a mac.
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    I hope someone can fill his shoes in the software company.
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    :toast:Cheers Bill, you certainly showed them:rockout:
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    its a good video, shows u that he and his friends are not as big headed as most people think and there just people that wanted to do well and people mostly hated them for that, think its a good idea for him to leave some1 might be able to change the company a bit
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    He will still own some of the company so he will be able to direct it and such, and I hope he still designs some of the software.
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    you spelled "spelled" wrong :D

    Bill is the man! we need more like him, who believe in importance of education and strife for progress!
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    "spelled" is spelt in British English.
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    oh.... now i feel stupid... but i can blame it on my spell check :)))
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    Pretty funny..as usual Windows needs an update to even show you the content :roll:
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    And what would have been bad? Imagine if the resources put into Windows were put into Unix.

    WOW


    Anyways, didn't this already happen, like several years ago?; where he stepped down and only stayed on in a small part?

    Guess not.
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    Perfect song for this, Fallout boy's Thanks for the memories! :rockout

    Thansk Bill, Im grateful for your work.
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    You might be right actually. But mostly everyone is using Windows by now.
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    gr8 man, sad day. hopefully microsoft does not become even more greedy .
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    Farewell Bill i will remember him as an innovative & generous man and one of the few billionaires i could see myself along with Richard Branson down the pub having a drink with :toast:
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    Linux and mac probably wouldn't be what they are w/o windows. Windows was the basis for all os's that followed. :toast: to the man behind a revolution.
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    Rock on Bill...Rock On.
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