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Bill Gates--he's outta here!

Bill Gates--he's outta here!

Bill Gates says he's stepping out of his day-to-day role as Emperor Palpatine to Microsoft's evil empire. Oh, OK, I'm sorry. I should be more respectful. He's turning over chief software architect reins to Ray Ozzie, while Steve Ballmer will remain the CEO. And just to make it seem like the move is unrelated to any of those nagging troubles at Microsoft--like, you know, Vista--he says he's planning to spend more time working at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, helping the children. But seriously, who could blame him if he said he just wanted to have a good time with all that money, you know? Live it up, Bill!