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Steve Ballmer's Biggest Regret as Microsoft CEO is Wndows Vista

Steve Ballmer is about to retire as CEO of Microsoft with his biggest regrets of 'Longhorn to Vista'. He explained his various successes and failures in the capacity of head honcho at the giant software firm. Steve will be leaving within the time span of a year.

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Steve Ballmer's Biggest Regret as Microsoft CEO is Wndows Vista

Steve Ballmer's Biggest Regret as Microsoft CEO is Wndows Vista
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The CEO of Microsoft is making retirement plans. He was interviewed by ZDNet's Mary Joe Foley and he gave mixed answers about his future and any regrets he had during the time he spent at the organization. For one thing, Ballmer said that he didn’t know what he intended to do afterwards. It was a big question mark. He also spoke of how his whole existence revolved around his immediate family and Microsoft which was like an extended family. Regarding feelings of loss over a major decision, Ballmer said right off the bat that it was Windows Vista. He did not mention Windows 8 and how people were slow in acclimatizing to the system. 

Windows Vista was launched six years ago and it got a lot of criticism from the public regarding certain flaws it contained. Meanwhile, Ballmer will participate in the process of choosing a successor before he retires. Several senior members of Microsoft will sit in at the selection interviews for a new CEO. There are rumors that the real reason behind Ballmer’s retirement is that he botched one of the jobs for Microsoft. The Surface RT fiasco cost Microsoft $900 million. It was an emotional moment when Steve himself said in the interview that he was not taking this step of his own will but rather for the good of the group. Microsoft’s graph under Steve Ballmer has been alright in certain matters but reached rock bottom as regards various other markers of success. He has been essentially ousted from the high tech behemoth though in a polite way. 

 

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Source: Hoops Manifesto

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