Microsoft's biggest hits and misses

The company that Gates built has seen its share of ups-and-downs. Here's a look at some of his greatest successes and failures in the past 30 years.

Gates looks back Bill Gates gave Fortune magazine exclusive access to some rare photos from the Microsoft archives - and shared his memories about them. (more)
An icon's second act For Bill Gates, retirement means time to rethink philanthropy, learn biochemistry, and eradicate malaria. (more)
The end of an era After Gates is gone, itâÄôs going to be tricky for CEO Steve Ballmer to tackle growth, Google - and those pesky Apple ads. ( (more)
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