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Subject: Will Microsoft recreate themselves? Date: 1/22/2014 8:21 AM
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I guess it largely depends on the characteristics of a new CEO, and the Board's willingness to choose someone that isn't so clingy to 1990's culture.

Surely there must be the software talent at Microsoft that knows how close W7 is to a good product, and how to make it better. Those same people must also have the common sense to know how to bridge the gap between old and new better than W8.1.

"There will be many challenges for Microsoft's (MSFT) next CEO and now Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has added another one. The world's biggest PC maker is promoting PCs with Windows 7 over Windows 8, citing "popular demand," and offering $150 worth of "savings" to those who buy them.

"HP is essentially saying 'If we want customers to accept PCs, we have to revert back to the Windows 7 platform'," says Mike Santoli, senior columnist at Yahoo Finance. "And Microsoft, which sets the rules for how hardware companies can pre-install its software, is saying to HP 'go right ahead'."
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