Steve Ballmer: My biggest mistake was Windows Vista




Yesterday’s statement by Steve Ballmer that he will leave his post at Microsoft over the next 12 months shook the entire public. So stirred up that the financial exchanges have recorded nearly 8 per cent growth of the company. After that Ballmer took part in an interview with the portal ZDNet, outlining some of the details of the time spent by Microsoft, and explained to reporters that he had not yet thought of, will do after leaving the company.

“Honestly, I do not know. I have not thought about it. In fact, I now have so many things that simply do not have time for such thoughts. I think that to address this issue I can only after the board finds a new CEO, “- shared Ballmer, responding to a question about what plans to do next.

“All my life I have dedicated to my family and Microsoft. And now comes a new time. It’s like a change in the head of your life. Comes the second chapter, in which you can devote more time to the other side of your life, learn more about themselves, but about the future plans I do not think. ”

When asked about what he thought, and under his product was the most disappointing, Ballmer said, without thinking that this was the product of the operating system Windows Vista . However, he did not say anything about Windows 8 , its weak sales, a very slow adaptation and unfulfilled expectations in respect of it.

“Oh, you know, I had a lot of opportunities to make a mistake. The transition from Longhorn to Vista – I think it’s the thing that I most regret. It is difficult to know that the product that you and your team are doing great in the end does not justify your hopes and has little or no value, “- said Ballmer.

Operating system Windows Vista went on sale January 30, 2007, and immediately (not without reason) faced a wave of criticism, mostly because of its cost and hardware requirements. Microsoft literally forced users to update their computers just for Vista and its new graphical features like Aero, worked without a “loose”.

As a result of the sale of this operating system have been very low. Currently Vista are only 5 percent from all computers worldwide, while Windows XP, the operating system, which has already knocked 11 (!) Years and which finally retires after 8 months, is currently still in use by 37 percent from all computer systems in the world.
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