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Good-bye, Bill Gates!

Today is Bill Gates’s last day at Microsoft. While he will be handing over the CEO position to Steve Ballmer, he won’t be leaving the company. Instead, he will be taking a position on the board of directors and will still have some input into the company.

he will still spend about 20 percent of his time working on Microsoft issues, such as the next-generation Office, natural interfaces, and search. And, he will still obsess and strategize about how to defeat Google.

Besides trying to defeat Google, Mr. Gates will also be spending more time in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.