Microsoft's stock jumps up 10%
Interesting. But, what do people expect? How the new one will be chosen? At the time, Gates didn't want to be eclipsed too easily, and his Jobs complex helping, he had someone not-that-charismatic-(...) taking over as CEO. Maybe this time MS will finally benefit from a competent leader? Someone from outside, obviously.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759