Three of the four updates for Windows on Patch Tuesday will affect Windows XP, which is scheduled for retirement in April.
Microsoft's co-founder hasn't been involved in the company's day-to-day operations since 2008.
After taking a plunge with Windows 8's modern UI, Microsoft appears ready to let a PC be a PC and a tablet be a tablet.
He's also eligible for a cash bonus of up to $3.6 million.
They include the future of Windows, uncertainty over the Surface tablet, the Nokia acquisition and the One Microsoft reorganization.
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According to Net Applications, use of the aging system has actually increased—just months before official Microsoft support is slated to end.
Nix Notepad. Pack away Paint. These free utilities do image editing, file management, screenshots and more, much, much better than Windows’ own versions can.
The next refresh of Windows will place more emphasis on desktop-friendliness, and it's said to be right around the corner.
Microsoft easily blew away analyst estimates, thanks to its consumer businesses and Surface tablet. But Windows revenues decreased.