Bill Gates may be the "kingmaker" at Microsoft, but confidence is low that the board will shake things up

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There had been some people hoping that Bill Gates might make a comeback and take over the Microsoft CEO position with current CEO Steve Ballmer announcing plans to retire. That seems to have been nothing more than blind optimism, but that's not to say that Bill Gates won't be playing a major role in choosing the next Microsoft CEO, and word has it that the selection could happen sooner rather than later.

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