View Full Version : Bill Gates to exit Microsoft today

06-27-08, 01:32 PM
Maybe he switched to a MAC:D

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates (AFP Photo)
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SAN FRANCISCO: Macintosh computer (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Bill_Gates_to_exit_Microsoft_today/articleshow/3170540.cms#) fanatics won't have Bill Gates to kick around anymore. ( Watch (http://broadband.indiatimes.com/videoshow/3170477.cms))

The Microsoft co-founder and driving force in the company, whose boyish face and nerdy manner epitomizes the US software colossus, spends his last day at the office on Friday.

However Gates, 52, remains chairman of the Microsoft (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Bill_Gates_to_exit_Microsoft_today/articleshow/3170540.cms#) board of directors and the company's largest shareholder.

After decades devoted to Microsoft, Gates turns his attention full time to the philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation he established with his wife.

Paul Allen, who teamed with Gates to start Microsoft in a garage in 1975, will be among those "roasting" his childhood friend at a gala dinner affair Friday night.

Gates leaves Microsoft to wrestle with a fast-changing computer era and growing challenges from Internet juggernaut Google and longtime rival Apple, which makes Macintosh computers.

Three people will essentially fill the void Gates leaves behind at Microsoft.