The Redmond based technology titan may still be looking for a new CEO, but rumors of Bill Gates returning to lead Microsoft continue to surface. A new report, once again, claims his return.
Word on the street (well, more like inner circles) is that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates could be the one to guide the company through these somewhat troubling times — troubling in the sense that Microsoft is looking to carve out its new identity in the devices and services mold.
The reasonably reliable Win8China is citing the exceedingly reliable WZOR that Bill Gates is contemplating a return to Microsoft in order to oversee the development of the next Windows projects.
And yes, this is the same WZOR that is famous for leaking Microsoft details (and software) in the past. The leaker very recently released several Windows 8.1 RTM builds, and clearly this is someone in the know, if nothing else.
Anyway, it appears that Microsoft’s board is looking for some experienced head to lead the development of Windows 10, an upcoming version of its flagship operating system.
The software titan, according to rumors, is currently developing Windows 9, but the company reportedly also has some really elaborate plans for the future.
Windows 10 is actually said to be a cloud-based operating system that while could be used for up to 180 days in offline mode, but would require users to sign in, in order to synchronize data between devices.
As always take these rumors with a healthy helping of salt — particularly as Gates himself has recently said in a statement that he is fully focused on his charity mission. He is also part of a special committee Microsoft has set up to look for and finalize a new CEO.
And even though this may be the most reliable of sources as far as rumors go, file this under pure speculation for now, nevertheless.