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    Microsoft's CEO

    Hi.

    I was shocked when I saw this man and knew that he is the CEO of Microsoft. I thought Bill is still there, what's wrong with Steve Ballmer ? I saw very funny videos on Youtube. Is is true that he is the Microsoft's CEO?

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    He's been CEO of Microsoft for about 10 years. Yes, the man is a loon.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Ballmer

    I'm not sure what this has to do with ASP.NET

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    Quote Originally Posted by imaginekitty View Post
    He's been CEO of Microsoft for about 10 years. Yes, the man is a loon.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Ballmer

    I'm not sure what this has to do with ASP.NET
    I'm just worry about Mircosoft.

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    I'm still waiting for Bill to come off his "vacation". Gates is a true leader and visionary, unlike Balmer, who is a douche.

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    Salary

    $1,267,670

    he got pretty nice salary

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    Quote Originally Posted by theentry View Post
    Salary

    $1,267,670

    he got pretty nice salary
    That's a crappy salary for that job, but the stock options more than make up for the low salary.

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    That's crappy salary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theentry View Post
    That's crappy salary?
    One and a half million to head a company the size of Microsoft?

    This is a chart from 2008 for the top paid CEOs...


    Stephen A. Blackstone
    Schwarzman Group L.P. $702,440,573 Financial Services

    Lawrence J. Oracle
    Ellison Corporation $556,976,600 Computer Software

    Ray R. Occidental Petroleum
    Irani Corporation $222,639,705 Petroleum & Coal Extraction

    John B. Hess Hess Corp. $159,566,940 Petroleum Products

    Michael D. Ultra Petroleum
    Watford Corp. $116,929,392 Petroleum & Coal Extraction

    Aubrey K. Chesapeake Energy
    McClendon Corporation $114,286,867 Petroleum & Coal Extraction

    Bob R. XTO Energy
    Simpson Inc. $103,485,972 Petroleum & Coal Extraction

    Mark G. EOG Resources,
    Papa Inc. $90,471,784 Petroleum & Coal Extraction

    Eugene M. Nabors Industries
    Isenberg Ltd. $79,333,079 Petroleum & Coal Services

    Michael S. Abercrombie &
    Jeffries Fitch Co. $71,795,744 Retail Apparel
    ===

    Here is something that really threw me for a loop


    He did not receive any stock options in 2010 -- nor in 2009 or 2008.

    ...

    The decision to decline stock and option awards is Ballmer’s, according to Microsoft’s proxy statement.
    I guess when you already have 15 billion dollars you're not doing it for the money any more.

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    Damn some nice amounts there, omg

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    I noticed the exact same thing TKE, really bad salary and no options.

    Mind you, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have become very good friends. The Oracle of Omaha (last I heard) was still drawing a salary of $100K and driving a Ford Explorer despite being the second richest man on the planet.
    Perhaps his personal conservatism rubbed off on Bill and in turn trickles to Microsoft.
    Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

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    That's the reason why Microsoft is getting behind google

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    Quote Originally Posted by divinequran View Post
    That's the reason why Microsoft is getting behind google

    Tell me, how is MS falling behind Google, when MS's net worth per year is higher then Google? MS is the biggest software producer in the world, still. Google is a hype machine, with over half of their projects are utter failures.

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    Yeah, they fail alot. Then again so does Microsoft. Right now Google is so far better positioned than MS it isn't even funny -- Windows and Office are great cash cows but they are running out of milk. Whereas Google is now capable of letting you search for a product, finding it for you locally then getting you to the store to buy it. And that is the tip of the iceberg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwb_99 View Post
    Whereas Google is now capable of letting you search for a product, finding it for you locally then getting you to the store to buy it. And that is the tip of the iceberg
    So, when is Google coming out with an operating system and office products?

    Comparing Google to MS isn't exactly comparing apples to apples, although MS is jumping in to Google's market with ping or whatever it's called.

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    Desktop OS? Probably not. Then again, will the desktop matter in 2020?

    But they've got an OS for your phone (Android) and your set top box (Chrome). And your phone and set top box will matter in 2020 . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwb_99 View Post
    Then again, will the desktop matter in 2020?
    I'll still be using a desktop computer (or a laptop if they're as powerful as desktops can be) and it will be void of "cloud" based services so I can control my own production, store my own data, all in much more privacy that all you cats that just have to be on the cutting edge of whatever they wanna sell you next.


    Quote Originally Posted by wwb_99 View Post
    your phone and set top box will matter in 2020 . . .
    Yes, I'll use my phone for talking only and what the heck is a "set top box"?

    Is that what the big companies are going to sell next to replace the desktop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KM Richards View Post
    So, when is Google coming out with an operating system and office products?

    Comparing Google to MS isn't exactly comparing apples to apples, although MS is jumping in to Google's market with ping or whatever it's called.
    I concur with everything. Microsoft isn't just about software anymore. Ever heard of X-Box 360? #1 Selling System this year. Not bad for a 2nd gen console.
    MS is also going after Google in the Search Engine market with Bing, which offers features the Google doesn't offer. Although, Google is still ahead, but for how long?

    I really like people who say Desktop, Server, and Office products would be dead by "insert year here". They are the same people who said we would have flying cars by 2010. I want my flying car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KM Richards View Post
    So, when is Google coming out with an operating system and office products?
    ... You mean Chrome and Docs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay.P View Post
    ... You mean Chrome and Docs?
    Chrome is a browser, not an operating system;

    Quote Originally Posted by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Chrome
    Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine and application framework......In September 2008, Google released a large portion of Chrome's source code, including its V8 JavaScript engine, as an open source project entitled Chromium.[4][5] This move enabled third-party developers to study the underlying source code and to help convert the browser to the Mac OS X and Linux operating systems
    Apparently they are trying to make it into an OS but it's not going to work on Windows machines so it won't be taken very seriously.

    And do you really want your docs stored online where any confidential information is subject to being hacked???

    Go read their terms of use and I'm betting you'll find that by using this service you agree to hold Google harmless from any liability when your docs are hacked.

    It might be OK for kids doing school work, but any serious business enterprise will be creating their docs on their own private system so they can control their distribution and control storage.

    You can't hack a system that stores documents when it's not connected to the internet which is the safest storage format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KM Richards View Post
    [...] to work on Windows machines [...]
    Never heard of such things None found in my near IT stores. Must be a different continent kind of thing!


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    Chrome is a brand. Like in Chrome OS. Or Google Chrome.

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    Since most of the masses use Windows, they'll have to make it work with MS products to gain any significant market share equaling $$$

    And you know they all want some $$$

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    I guess you never heard of Apple. That's fine, they probably don't mind so much Apple too didn't wanted to make it work with MS products. And look where it got them. So few people know of them, so few people buy from them! I've heard they'll file for bankruptcy

    You must also not know about cross platform. You know, like in cross browser?!

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    Do you know what an OS is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonnope View Post
    You must also not know about cross platform. You know, like in cross browser?!

    But, how's that "browser" gonna run my desktop machine?


    Quote Originally Posted by Jay.P View Post
    Do you know what an OS is?

    For me, it's going to have to run my desktop machine.
    If it can't do that, I don't need it...

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    But, how's that "browser" gonna run my desktop machine?
    How indeed
    I guess that's what they're working on now, right?



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    For me, it's going to have to run my desktop machine.
    If it can't do that, I don't need it...
    So you don't need: a mobile phone, a smart phone, a tablet PC, a netbook, a notebook, a laptop, a GPS navigator, a PDA, a PNA, a...




    Off Topic:

    You chose the wrong part to quote me. Cross platform has a different meaning than the one in your response about a "browser" controlling your desktop machine.


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