Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is making a road trip in Europe and Israel, in an attempt to promote the company’s new wave of products, including the newly-released Windows 8 operating system.
Just as expected, he continuously praised Windows 8 and the Surface, saying that all these products are actually helping the Redmond-based technology giant to step into a new era.
Of course, he applauded Windows 8 once again, even though Steven Sinofsky, the one in charge with the entire Windows division and the Windows 8 project, has decided to leave the company.
Sources familiar with the matter have hinted that Sinofsky had decided to quit because he didn’t get along very well with Ballmer. What’s more, others are pointing out that Sinofsky actually hoped to become the new Microsoft CEO and thus replace Ballmer at the helm of the company.
Ballmer, however, says that Windows 8 is the best version of Windows out there, as it’s not only fast, but it also works impressively well on most hardware configurations.
“It is the fastest, it turns on the quickest, it uses the least amount of memory; in any sense for the over 1 billion people on the planet who use PCs today, Windows 8 will let you have the best PC experience ever made,” Ballmer explained.
Ballmer hasn’t talked too much about Sinofsky’s departure, but said in a letter he sent to Microsoft employees that the former Windows boss had managed to do a lot of good things in the 23 years he spent within the company.
“Steven joined Microsoft in 1989 as a software development engineer and has contributed to the company in many ways from his work as a technical advisor to Bill Gates, to leading the evolution of the Microsoft Office business, to his direction and successful leadership of Windows and Windows Live as well as Surface. I am grateful for the work that Steven has delivered in his time at our company,” he said.