I read it over and over again and become more and more happier each time.
J2ME User, 23 Aug 2013Great laughed for several minutes But isn't Win8 just that a smartphone OS for desktops? nope windows 8 is full desktop os but annoying metro skin is by default on it though its not that hard to mess around and change it back to classic look
Hats off Sir.
A great person from a great company.
Salute you Sir & trying to accept your decision with little pain.
Microsoft squandered £1billion on developing Vista. It cost more to buy then the MacOS even though MacOS is used by a handful of uses.
Microsoft's success with Windows, has been bad for all PC users. As Apple would been the dominant force in the computing industry. They had better stuff then Microsoft.
Do I really need to be fiddling in the registry to fix or trying to get a driver to work.
Microsoft have so many different version of Windows 7, Home, Ultimate, Pro etc... and their top end Windows costs more then the MacOS.
I still use Windows XP. I have not found a reason to upgrade to Windows 7. It is just an excuses to make me buy another product.
That pic of Ballmer is hilarious....its like a touchstone for every sad dad in the world:-D except they aren't worth 15 billion
Microsoft will not be the same without you. (Yes! It will be different!)
Microsoft will never forget how well you damag... er... managed it. And the future generations will be looking at you for inspiration on how a person should not... er... should be!
Its such a sad touchy moment that I wish it passes away soon...
So, please hurry up and leave as soon as possible. :D
percy55, 23 Aug 2013Microsoft brought a P.C. to every home, but for windows a computer would have been an enigma f... moreAre you sure?
What about Commodore C64 and Amiga 500 and 1200?
And many more.
Don't forget that a copy of the cheapest Windows costs between 1/2 to 1/3 of the cheapest windows computer.
MdN, 23 Aug 2013Easy. Make me a CEO. I will convince them that Windows is a burning platform and that, in orde... moreGreat laughed for several minutes
But isn't Win8 just that a smartphone OS for desktops?
Ballmer fails us in many ways...
Time for him to go...
Elop, you should quit Nokia and join Ballmer for fishing...
xxl, 23 Aug 2013Don't forget Windows Mobile, Zune, and the greatest disaster of all - Kin! I should mention th... moreyeah, i forgot zune. how many had been sold? 100, 200? i guess at least 50% where give aways to MS employees. the rest ballmer hid in his basement. man what were they thinkin?
than they had good stuff and ruined it. like the msn messenger. they killed it for skype. good move! -,-
another victim was hotmail which became outlook. have to enter outlook.com sometimes because i still have an importnat email account at MS. man, outlook today looks like hotmail after hannibal lecter chopped it up. the editor is pure horror.
ballmers qualities as a CEO - well, they doesn't exist. just a expendable person in history...
i guess tim cook and ballmer are related is some way. they share the same "qualities"!
Congratulations to Steve Ballmer. He did a good job. Thank you. If i'll be the CEO then maybe i'll remove restrictions from WP OS while mainting the stability and security,will make WP 9 and Windows 9 the best ever OS, MSFT Office 2013 which will be compatible with all Microsoft Office editions, lifetime free usage of MS Office without needing to pay, make Xbox the best ever gaming console and last but not the least will buy BB and make BBM and Skype exclusive to WP OS.
Easy. Make me a CEO. I will convince them that Windows is a burning platform and that, in order to save themselves, they need to start working on a desktop version of Symbian, immediately. Payback time! :-)
he took some of the boldest decisions
you have to admire that even though the results may have been mixed
Microsoft brought a P.C. to every home, but for windows a computer would have been an enigma for most people. Hats off for microsoft for making windows O.S. Being a co-owner of microsoft isn't any Less achievement for Mr Balmer. He is a much salutable, absolutely !
Oh please !! quit now !! Enough of squared icons and squaqred BS . I m tired of this fellow who let both windows + nokia into sinkhole + pothole with just some stupid squared icons
thank you steve for taking wolds largest company and ruining it... bill left us windows xp, windows mobile, office 2000 etc etc etc and you leave us windows 8, windows mobile 8, xbox one , office 2013 that you need to pay every year...... i hope mr ellop will join you soon...