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Considering Bill Gates' Legacy

The Post-Gates era at Microsoft begins in July 2008 as Bill Gates leaves day-to-day duties to oversee his philanthropic foundation. SearchWinDevelopment.com talked with a host of experts and pundits to try and gauge Gates' technology legacy.

  Goodbye, Mr. Gates
Critics, friendly and otherwise, take a reckoning on Bill Gates and his legacy. His long-awaited retirement from day-do-day Microsoft chores is nigh.

   Thoughts on Bill Gates' legacy
Lou Mazzucchelli, a venture partner with Ridgewood Capital, shares his thoughts on Bill Gates' legacy, which he hopes has yet to be created.

   MVP view on Gates' legacy: Geeks can be cool too
As Bill Gates moves away from day-to-day participation in Microsoft, beginning in July 2008, it seems like a good time to consider Gates legacy as seen among the developer ranks his software supported. What emerges is a mixed, but largely positive view.

  Outgoing Bill Gates says UML on tap in Oslo SOA modeler
Microsoft will incorporate UML as part of its effort to create its Oslo unified modeling environment for SOA, Chairman Bill Gates told attendees at TechEd 2008 for Developers in Orlando, Fla. The comments came as part of a wide-ranging presentation in which Gates stressed several key advances he saw as pushing technology forward in coming years.

   An editor's consideration of Gates
A lot of viewers saw Bill Gates as lucky. One person's consideration of Gates, as he leaves Microsoft's day-to-day high-tech battles to address humanitarian concerns, is that he is also notable for his common sense approach.

View more information on Bill Gates:

  • Gates reduces role at Microsoft; Ozzie, Mundie move up
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  • Some thoughts on Gates' remarks at Harvard
  • This was first published in June 2008

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