Originally Posted by lowejazz
Once Bill Gates turned the MS helm over to Ballmer the trouble began. The MS results under Ballmer's leadership have been unspectacular at best. He's obviously in over his head.
His comments about the undisputedly fading Microsoft brand obviously demonstrate his lack of clarity and understanding of today's marketplace.
Sad to see the once respected Microsoft brand fade into the mud and mire of today's marketplace ... and even sadder, particularly for Microsoft's shareholders, to see the Captain of their ship so in over his head.
Wonder if John Sculley is available?
Gates retired back in 2008.
Vista, Windows Mobile 6.x, original Zune and unsuccessful tablet vision (with convertible laptops) were all cooked under his lead.
Under Balmer, we have Windows 7 (best selling OS ever), Windows Phone 7, Server 2008 R2, Office 2010 unified across platforms.
I don't like Balmer much where he is (mostly because he looks and acts as used cars salesman from something like "Only Fools & Horses" TV show), but honestly, I don't see MS doing more bad moves under him that they did under Gates.