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Celtkin
06-15-2006, 05:45 PM
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:stockSearch%28%27MSFT%27%29;)) Chairman Bill Gates (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:siteSearch%28%27Bill%20Gates%27%29;) said Thursday he will transition from day-to-day responsibilities at the company to concentrate on the charitable work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:siteSearch%28%27Bill%20&%20Melinda%20Gates%20Foundation%27%29;).
Gates will continue as the company's chairman after transferring his duties over a two-year period.
"This was a hard decision for me," said Gates, who founded the world's largest software company with childhood friend Paul Allen (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:siteSearch%28%27Paul%20Allen%27%29;). "I'm very lucky to have two passions that I feel are so important and so challenging. As I prepare for this change, I firmly believe the road ahead for Microsoft (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:siteSearch%28%27Microsoft%27%29;) is as bright as ever."
Microsoft's (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,199710,00.html#) Chief Technical Officer Ray Ozzie will immediately assume Gate's title as chief software architect and begin working with Gates on overseeing all software technical design.
Chief Technical Officer Craig Mundie will immediately take the new title of chief research and strategy officer and will work with Gates in those areas. Mundie also will partner with general counsel Brad Smith to guide Microsoft's intellectual property and technology policy efforts.


(http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,199710,00.html)
FoxNews (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,199710,00.html)

Bye bye, Billy :firefox:

AquaInferno
06-15-2006, 05:58 PM
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:stockSearch%28%27MSFT%27%29;)) Chairman Bill Gates (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:siteSearch%28%27Bill%20Gates%27%29;) said Thursday he will transition from day-to-day responsibilities at the company to concentrate on the charitable work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:siteSearch%28%27Bill%20&%20Melinda%20Gates%20Foundation%27%29;).
Gates will continue as the company's chairman after transferring his duties over a two-year period.
"This was a hard decision for me," said Gates, who founded the world's largest software company with childhood friend Paul Allen (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:siteSearch%28%27Paul%20Allen%27%29;). "I'm very lucky to have two passions that I feel are so important and so challenging. As I prepare for this change, I firmly believe the road ahead for Microsoft (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:siteSearch%28%27Microsoft%27%29;) is as bright as ever."
Microsoft's (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,199710,00.html#) Chief Technical Officer Ray Ozzie will immediately assume Gate's title as chief software architect and begin working with Gates on overseeing all software technical design.
Chief Technical Officer Craig Mundie will immediately take the new title of chief research and strategy officer and will work with Gates in those areas. Mundie also will partner with general counsel Brad Smith to guide Microsoft's intellectual property and technology policy efforts.


(http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,199710,00.html)
FoxNews (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,199710,00.html)

Bye bye, Billy :firefox:

When you're a gazillionaire you can just afford to leave your 9-5 and do charity work every day. I am suprised by this tho. And that is one tight *** emoticon I like Firefox better too, all the addons!

Jt0323
06-15-2006, 06:04 PM
google>bill gates

Celtkin
06-15-2006, 06:13 PM
And that is one tight *** emoticon I like Firefox better too, all the addons!
The emoticon is one you can call by using firefox with a : on either side so to give an example :xxeee: Just replace the xxeee with the word 'firefox' and viola, you have :firefox:

HysterikiLL
06-15-2006, 06:49 PM
google>bill gates

Jt hearts Google.

Noodle Arm
06-15-2006, 07:02 PM
How will he make ends meet?!! :cry:

NaboCane
06-15-2006, 07:21 PM
Ah, you know...once you make the first 20 billion, it all becomes so routine.

An aside to the story is the inevitable backlash against MS; it's interesting to note the difference between MS and other companies, at different extremes as well as close together.

Microsoft has established an unprecedented market dominance for a free-market company, despite having had to fight the US government every step of the way - to the point of having to fight to even exist; also despite the many legal challenges that its jealous competitors have brought, all of which have been defeated or deflected with minor settlements. It is the one true, shining example of free-market success in the capitalist system.

Yet other companies routinely are given corporate welfare in the form of tax breaks, or in the form of garish, unilaterally-awarded government contracts such as the billions practically gifted to Halliburton and Bechtel in Iraq. The unconscionable amounts of money that those companies bill the government go uncontested on the one hand, while to add insult to injury, the Feds spend even more of our tax dollars in vain attempts to prosecute spurious anti-trust charges against the one company that's doing it right, (and always has) on the other.

Now, can you imagine the dominance Microsoft would enjoy had it cozied up to those in federal government the way other companies have?

Nappy Roots
06-15-2006, 07:21 PM
google>bill gates


gats bank account>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>google

Celtkin
06-15-2006, 07:25 PM
Ah, you know...once you make the first 20 billion, it all becomes so routine.

An aside to the story is the inevitable backlash against MS; it's interesting to note the difference between MS and other companies, at different extremes as well as close together.

Microsoft has established an unprecedented market dominance for a free-market company, despite having had to fight the US government every step of the way - to the point of having to fight to even exist; also despite the many legal challenges that its jealous competitors have brought, all of which have been defeated or deflected with minor settlements. It is the one true, shining example of free-market success in the capitalist system.

Yet other companies routinely are given corporate welfare in the form of tax breaks, or in the form of garish, unilaterally-awarded government contracts such as the billions practically gifted to Halliburton and Bechtel in Iraq. The unconscionable amounts of money that those companies bill the government go uncontested on the one hand, while to add insult to injury, the Feds spend even more of our tax dollars in vain attempts to prosecute spurious anti-trust charges against the one company that's doing it right, (and always has) on the other.

Now, can you imagine the dominance Microsoft would enjoy had it cozied up to those in federal government the way other companies have?

Well said, brother

Shula Come Back!
06-15-2006, 07:34 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/06/imrichbiatch-1.jpg

Muck
06-15-2006, 07:46 PM
gats bank account>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>google

Google got richer much faster. Each of the two founders are billionaires. Each went from $3 to $6 billion the month they went public.

They're a much smaller company doing gigantic things.

And everybody loves them. :)

dQbell
06-15-2006, 08:01 PM
Ah, you know...once you make the first 20 billion, it all becomes so routine.

An aside to the story is the inevitable backlash against MS; it's interesting to note the difference between MS and other companies, at different extremes as well as close together.

Microsoft has established an unprecedented market dominance for a free-market company, despite having had to fight the US government every step of the way - to the point of having to fight to even exist; also despite the many legal challenges that its jealous competitors have brought, all of which have been defeated or deflected with minor settlements. It is the one true, shining example of free-market success in the capitalist system.

Yet other companies routinely are given corporate welfare in the form of tax breaks, or in the form of garish, unilaterally-awarded government contracts such as the billions practically gifted to Halliburton and Bechtel in Iraq. The unconscionable amounts of money that those companies bill the government go uncontested on the one hand, while to add insult to injury, the Feds spend even more of our tax dollars in vain attempts to prosecute spurious anti-trust charges against the one company that's doing it right, (and always has) on the other.

Now, can you imagine the dominance Microsoft would enjoy had it cozied up to those in federal government the way other companies have?

People just love to hate the guy, and they don't even know why. Everyone just thinks Bill ripped off Steve, but as you said, the business of Microsoft is strong and integrous.

Celtkin
06-15-2006, 08:06 PM
People just love to hate the guy, and they don't even know why. Everyone just thinks Bill ripped off Steve, but as you said, the business of Microsoft is strong and integrous.

Steve Jobs?...no, not if they know the history of Bill and Apple. Apple certainly helped give Gates a leg up in the software game, it was Bill who branched out to continue development of what would become the office suite.

Nappy Roots
06-15-2006, 08:09 PM
Google got richer much faster. Each of the two founders are billionaires. Each went from $3 to $6 billion the month they went public.

They're a much smaller company doing gigantic things.

And everybody loves them. :)



but gates still has more money


so


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

dQbell
06-15-2006, 09:00 PM
Steve Jobs?...no, not if they know the history of Bill and Apple. Apple certainly helped give Gates a leg up in the software game, it was Bill who branched out to continue development of what would become the office suite.

Yes, that's my point. I think most people just saw that movie put out on TNT a few years back and use that as their source.

Celtkin
06-15-2006, 09:11 PM
Yes, that's my point. I think most people just saw that movie put out on TNT a few years back and use that as their source.
Ah. I see. I am an old Mac user from the beginning. I used MS Word before Billy ported it for PC :wink:

Muck
06-16-2006, 07:24 AM
but gates still has more money


so


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

At this rate, that might not be the case in a few years.

But I don't believe Google aspires to be as massive as Microsoft. MS conspired to crush competition. Google just does things first/better.