Microsoft proud of Windows 7; first 'post-Gates' OS, says Ballmer

Windows 7 is the first Microsoft operating system developed away from the watchful eye of Bill Gates, and the technical leaders who built it had to adjust to life at the company without its cofounder and former chief software architect. "We have a lot of people who are stepping up and growing in new ways," Ballmer said, […]

Windows 7 is the first Microsoft operating system developed away from the watchful eye of Bill Gates, and the technical leaders who built it had to adjust to life at the company without its cofounder and former chief software architect. "We have a lot of people who are stepping up and growing in new ways," Ballmer said, speaking at the McGraw-Hill 2009 Media Summit in New York. "There's no question about that. I'm growing in some new ways. Some of the senior technical guys are growing in new ways. "

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