Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

Microsoft Turns Steve Ballmer’s Statement About Windows 8 Wrong And Fund Manager Says Steve Ballmer To Step Down

Last week in the developer conference Steve Ballmer CEO of Microsoft claimed that Microsoft will be kicking out it’s next OS in 2012 and the  name is “Windows Next” and “Windows vNext”. While yesterday BGR reported some statements by Microsoft claiming that there is no Windows 8 next year

It appears there was a misstatement.

While Steve Ballmer said in his speech

As we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear a lot about Windows 8.

Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement

We are eagerly awaiting the next generation of Windows 7 hardware that will be available in the coming fiscal year. To date, we have yet to formally announce any timing or naming for the next version of Windows.

It means that there are many things which can be revealed about the next gen of  Windows even if it doesn’t release in 2012.

Another hot news came out to be the end of Steve Ballmer’s career for CEO at Microsoft. According to WinRumors

David Einhorn, President of Greenlight Capital, blames Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for the company’s stock price. Speaking candidly during the annual Ira Sohn Investment ResearchConference in New York on Wednesday, Einhorn said it was time for Ballmer to step aside and “give someone else a chance,” after being in charge for over 10 years. “His continued presence is the biggest overhang on Microsoft’s stock,” he added.

Microsoft shares rose by 0.87% in after-hours trading on Wednesday following Einhorn’s remarks. Einhorn’s hedge fundowns around 9 million shares in Microsoft, 0.11% of the company’s outstanding shares reports Reuters.

Speculation that Ballmer would step down spiked in November after he sold 49.3 million shares, at a price of between $26 and $28 each. The Microsoft chief still owns around 359 million Microsoft shares, or 4.2% of the company, worth $9.6 billion in total. Steve Ballmer, one of the richest people in the world, took over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft in January 2000. The detroit born Harvard student joined Microsoft in June, 1980. Ballmer was Microsoft’s 30th employee and was initially offered a salary of $50,000. Ballmer is the 33rd richest person in the world according Forbes, with an estimated wealth of $14.5 billion.

So after a lot of loss for Microsoft by the current CEO, people want him to step out.. After all this could be the reason of getting surpassed by Apple. the loss heading up for Microsoft. To get some doubt out, Microsoft may be thinking to get Ballmer out and it became a reason the secret of “Windows Next” to catch Ballmer out plus loss in last 10 years matters to get a lot down.