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Steve Ballmer’s Impending Departure From Microsoft Opens Spot For New CEO

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Steve Ballmer’s Impending Departure From Microsoft Opens Spot For New CEO

When Bill Gates stepped down as the Microsoft CEO in 2000, it was Steve Ballmer who took over as the head of the tech giant. He was the obvious choice being the company's president at the time. Now that Ballmer has announced his intention to retire within the next 12 months, speculation is rife about who his successor might be. There are plenty of names floating about but there are no clear favorites as of yet. A selection committee that includes Gates will sift through the candidates and determine his replacement.

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New Windows 8 Operating System And Changes

HANOVER, GERMANY - MARCH 06:  Visitors watch a...

HANOVER, GERMANY - MARCH 06: Visitors watch a presentation of features of the new Windows 8 operating system at the Microsoft stand on the first day of the CeBIT 2012 technology trade fair on March 6, 2012 in Hanover, Germany. CeBIT 2012, the world's largest information technology trade fair, will run from March 6-10, and advances in cloud computing and security are major features this year. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

New Windows 8 Operating System And Changes

The release of windows 8 is something that people are eagerly awaiting with a great deal of excitement. This new operating system will be released onto the market on October 26, 2012. If you are interested in getting a copy on the release date, you may want to consider placing your order right away. Since there is such a high demand for this new software, it will be very difficult to locate once it is released.

There is a lot of interest in this software simply because it solves many of the problems that people found when using older versions of the operating system. One of the newest features in this software would be the home screen that helps to organize the items that you use most often. Since all of this information is kept in one place, it becomes easier to get work done in a shorter period of time. Additionally, the improved organization of the graphical interface makes it easier to find anything you need without having to search around.

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