Bill Gates is set to retire from Microsoft in July 2008

by ron on January 24, 2008

Video: Bill Gates Last Day CES Clip
In July 2008, Bill Gates is set to retire from full-time work at Microsoft and will devote himself to his Gates Foundation work, which is one of the biggest philanthropic organizations in the world. He will remain as chairman of Microsoft but will only be working for Microsoft part-time.

Bill Gates has made an amazing contribution to how we all live our lives.
Say what you want about Vista and Microsoft bully tactics, but it’s hard to imagine how different our world would be had he not come along.
I can just hear the Unix crowd screaming: “yes, the world would be run by Unix, and would be a better place!”
Or perhaps Steve Jobs would have taken over the world with a Mac that costs as much as a house……but looks very sexy.

Bill Gates has written two books which have been highly reviewed: “The Road Ahead” and “Business at the Speed of Thought“.

Personally, I can’t say I’m a fan of Steve Balmer, so I hope that the company doesn’t start going downhill once he takes the helm.

Here’s a funny video with a whole pile of celebs, done as a farewell gag video.
Bill’s the traditional geek personified, and it’s great to see him be able to poke fun at himself.

Farewell Bill, and thank you for your contributions.


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